There’s so mush-room in our hearts for this beautiful mushroom embroidery designed by Maggie Moo! The mustard fabric and the colourful mushrooms give us a gorgeous autumnal vibe. It reminds us of pulling on the fluffy socks, sitting down with a hot chocolate, and getting into a good stitching session whilst the rain pours outside, bliss. You can remind yourself of that feeling every day with this lovely design hanging in your home, or give it as a thoughtful gift to a friend who loves autumn.
The design contains an array of beautiful mushrooms each one with it’s own style and personality! This will be a really fun stitch and unique piece of art to hang up on the wall.
This design is suitable for beginners, it uses a wide range of colours so you can practice your speed with changing threads! If you are new to embroidery or need a little refresh, take a look at our embroidery for beginners guide which contains everything you need to get started.
The mushroom embroidery was designed by Carole, aka Maggie Magoo Designs for Love Embroidery issue 5 as part of an Autumn Harvest set, the other designs can be found in the magazine.
Embroidery stitches key for the mushroom embroidery
- Satin stitch – how to do satin stitch
- Backstitch – how to backstitch
- Straight stitch – straight stitch embroidery
- Fishbone Stitch – how to do a fishbone stitch
- Seed Stitch – how to do a seed stitch
Mushroom embroidery fact box:
- Cotton fabric: 35x35cm, mustard
- Stranded cotton: blue, light green, dark green, orange, bright red, dark red, white
- Embroidery hoop: 12cm diameter
- Basic embroidery kit
Free mushroom embroidery template
You’ll also need the free mushroom embroidery template.
You Will Need
- Cotton fabric
- Stranded cotton
- Embroidery hoop
- Basic embroidery kit
Transfer the mushroom design from the template onto the fabric using your preferred method. We used a lightbox and an erasable pen.
Use three strands for all the embroidery, completing one toadstool at a time and referring to the photos for colours, or choose your own.
Work the solid filled toadstool caps in Satin Stitch. Also work the spots using Satin Stitch. To add details, use Fishbone Stitch on the orange toadstool and Seed Stitch inside the swirly toadstool, and on the light green toadstool.
Use Backstitch or Straight Stitch for the stems and gills that are unfilled.
For the solid stems, use Satin Stitch worked horizontally to fill the area.
For the blue and white toadstool on the bottom right, fill the cap with white Satin Stitch, then work diagonal Straight Stitch lines on top in blue. Fill the stem with dark green Satin Stitch.
We hope you loved this autumnal mushroom embroidery design. If you want to take on some similar free autumnal projects try our free embroidered buttons pattern, perfect for sprucing up your autumn cardigans! Or try out the deer embroidery pattern which will certainly make you feel cosy. If you’re a nature lover check out the bee embroidery. Missing the sun? Give the straight stitch a go with the bright and fun sun embroidery design. If you’re also into machine embroidery or would like to find out more about it take a look at our guide to the best embroidery machine.