I decided straight away that Ruffle Yarn would be effective as the skirt. I had no ruffle yarn and I had never worked with it. I would be interested to know if you have worked with it how you got on. How did you find it to work with and what did you make? For freeform crochet effects ruffle yarn has great potential. It is pesky to work with though. I have seen Ruffle Yarn Scarf kits sold as suitable for beginners, I must be a bit challenged! I found it very frustrating to work with and control. I love my finished fungus though. I am keeping them in a shoe box. I am waiting for the weather to be nicer than it is today (it is nasty, windy and wet today) then I can take my fungi outside to photograph, (as you do).
I used photographs and keep them in front of me while I crochet and I try and copy what I see. It is a bit like drawing or painting but with yarn and hooks. The caps of the mushrooms are crocheted using scrap singles of handspun yarn. I love being able to put the waste bits left on a bobbin to use. The stalks and skirts are commercial yarn. If you have never crocheted yourself some fungus, I really can't recommend it enough!
Thank you for reading and thank you very much for leaving your lovely comments. xx