Sep 29, 2009


Mushroom of felt. 2 - 7 centimetres.

An example of making.

Cut cloth (felt). Only the back of the cap is thin cotton cloth.

Make the rectangle to a circle by gathering.

The back is smaller than the upper.

Sew and turn inside out.
Stuff polyester fiberfill in cap and stipe.

Sew the stipe to the cap.
Upside down

Glue the small dots on the cap.
If you omit the gills, it is easier. Use a circle of felt at the back.

Another example --- mushroom (not toadstool).

Sep 18, 2009

Skunk cabbage

I think that flower of skunk cabbage is cute.
I heard it has stench. But I don't know how it smells.
I have seen only its pictures.

Skunk cabbage
Skunk cabbage of felt.

Calla (arum lily) is the same kind as skunk cabbage.


Calla becomes wedding bouquet and skunk cabbage is hated.
Pitiable skunk cabbage.

I don't know why it is called "cabbage".

In Japanese, skunk cabbage is "Zazenso".
"Zazen" means Zen meditation. "So" is plant or weed. Also, "so" means priest.
People thought that its flower was like a sitting meditator.