Giant toadstools by Kate Wild

Plastic drainpipe, offcuts of foam board and chipboard were used for the framework. Metal brackets on the bases and tops slot into the pipe. Members used a huge range of white yarn scraps and oddments, in almost every weight, material and shade to knit rectangles for the "doughnuts". Kate used oddments, double thickness, to crochet covers for the bases, "jungle" wool (the only yarn that was purchased) for the underside of the tops and Brenda Royal, Lilla and Sylvia used six strands of impossibly thin, recycled yarn to knit the stems. The tops were lightly padded and covered in an old pillowcase before the doughnuts were stitched on. Sylvia crocheted the rat and Jean Rafferty crocheted the mice.
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Giant toadstools by Kate Wild

Giant toadstools by Kate Wild

Plastic drainpipe, offcuts of foam board and chipboard were used for the framework. Metal brackets on the bases and tops slot into the pipe. Members used a huge range of white yarn scraps and oddments, in almost every weight, material and shade to knit rectangles for the "doughnuts". Kate used oddments, double thickness, to crochet covers for the bases, "jungle" wool (the only yarn that was purchased) for the underside of the tops and Brenda Royal, Lilla and Sylvia used six strands of impossibly thin, recycled yarn to knit the stems. The tops were lightly padded and covered in an old pillowcase before the doughnuts were stitched on. Sylvia crocheted the rat and Jean Rafferty crocheted the mice.
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