March 17, 2023
Today I'm launching a new collection of tiny, meticulously stitched hand embroidered mushrooms.
My embroidery work is heavily inspired by my natural surroundings in Southwestern Colorado. Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly interested in mycology (the study of fungi). During late summer and early fall hikes, I’m on the lookout for various species of mushrooms, from the classic red cap with white spotted Amanita muscaria mushrooms (which are poisonous!) to the delicious and often elusive chanterelles.
This time spent foraging and identifying fungi has inspired my latest collection of hand embroidered mushrooms. I used my own personal photographs as well as vintage botanical drawings to create Amanita mascara, Bolete (porcini), and Hygrocybe conica (Witch’s Hat) designs. Each mushroom was stitched using a thread painting technique and just one strand of embroidery floss. To further elevate the designs, I’m presenting them in hand painted frames featuring a simple yet bold vine motif. Shop the new collection here.