Inocybe Geophylla Mushroom Cross Stitch Kit
Inocybe geophylla mushroom cross stitch kit from our series of six different varieties of mushrooms
The Inocybe geophylla mushroom is a striking lilac colour and grows alongside paths in all types of woodland, it is found in summer to autumn. It has a strong earthy or mealy smell and an acrid taste – do not be tempted to try this one as it is poisonous!
It contains muscarine and the symptome of ingesting the mushroom are those of muscarine poisoning – increased sweating, perspiration and tear flow, this can happen within 15 to 30 minutes, followed by abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhoea, blurred vision and laboured breathing. It cannot be repeated often enough – do not eat any foraged mushrooms unless you really are an expert.
The Inocybe geophylla mushroom cross stitch kit 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.