Fly Agaric Mushrooms Cross Stitch Kit
Part of our art nouveau range, the Parrot Cross Stitch Kit is a beautiful blue and green parrot.
Fly Agaric Mushroom – Amanita muscaria
Did you know?
Well isn’t this one of the most recognisable and widely encountered mushrooms? It is a real favourite to see and is depicted brightly and with affection in many children’s books. It is, quintessentially, the classic toadstool with its bright red cap with white spots. It is certainly the most distinctive of British fungi.
Fly agarics are not technically magic mushrooms but they do have hallucinogenic properties, can make you very ill and, as such, it is not advisable to eat them. Instead just enjoy their prettiness!
It is common across large parts of the world and can be found in woodland and alongside isolated trees.
Fly Agaric Mushroom Cross Stitch Kit
This is one of a series of six different mushrooms from original watercolour paintings by our designer. These six kits were created to look good individually or spectacular as part of group.
Mushrooms offer such a brilliant range of colour, shape and variety, from the red and white spotted varieties, traditional in fairy tales, to the just really weird. Our mushroom series tries to represent just a few of these interesting fungi.
The mushroom cross stitch series was designed because mushrooms are such a fascinating species. They are fast growing often appearing, as if by magic overnight and sometimes in ‘fairy circles’ this just adds to the sense of mystery – it is no wonder that they often feature in stories and folk law.
Added to this is the sense of ‘danger’ with many varieties being delicious and nutritious when eaten raw or cooked, but others are deadly, many people forage for mushrooms, but it pays to learn from an expert as there are serious poisonings and occasional deaths every year from gathering mushrooms.