Darning Mushroom by Grumpy Wood Gnome
The Grumpy Wood Gnome emerges every now and then from his shed and brings us a box full of the things he has made. Always turned items, always from local wood and often from bits and pieces he has foraged or reclaimed from somewhere. He selects each piece of wood specially and using skills he has honed from years hiding in his shed, he makes exquisite wooden items. If they don't live up to his exacting standards, they go in his stove.
We are strong advocates of mending and darning so when these little beauties appeared in our box we were delighted. If you are in Shropshire and hear a rummaging in the woods or hedgerows and catch a glimpse of a long ginger beard, it may be Grumpy Wood Gnome!
Some of the darning mushrooms have storage space at the bottom of the handle or have handles that unscrew, giving you storage space for a darning needle.