Crochet Fly Agaric Bags

Magic mushroom accessories

I’ve been mulling this problem over for awhile, how to crochet a lighter holder necklace that looks like a magic mushroom. I’ve recently cracked the problem in my own way, by turning the mushroom cap into a sliding bead that goes down around the top of the clipper.

So then, to access the flame, you just slide the bead up!

This lighter holder is currently available for sale in my Depop shop front, you can get it there, or message me directly if you have any custom colours or mushroom designs in mind.

Fly Agaric Water Bottle Holder

I have also made a much larger, drawstring version to hold my water bottle. Great news is that the mushroom cap bead at the top is so large, it can double as a pillow!

Matchy-matchy! 🍄

*mycological nerd note; in case anyone was wondering why these mushrooms don’t have the annulus or cortina that is typical of Amanita muscaria. These are juveniles – out of the primordia stage but the gills are yet to be exposed.

Related:

Fairy ring amigurumiand rag rugs

More fungal-ly themed crochet – Humine spongiform, 2011.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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