Forest Mushroom tea towel by SFSNAD


  • 8-page downloadable PDF instructions with optional stick-and-stitch pattern
  • Super soft 100% European linen tea towel
  • Size 9 crewel/embroidery needle
  • Size 10 crewel/embroidery needle
  • 7 skeins of Anchor cotton embroidery floss: 267, 311, 341, 901, 926, 1006, 1013
  • Optional: transfer pen or pencil
  • Optional: 4 in. embroidery hoop
  • Optional: needle threader
  • Optional: printed & stapled instruction packet


At the San Francisco School of Needlework & Design, our mission is to preserve and advance the art of hand embroidery – a globally practiced craft. We do this by honoring imagination, creativity, and the making of handmade objects.

In this project by SFSNAD senior instructor Lauren Yeager, learn ten different stitches (with variations) and complete a beautiful forest design of mushrooms, flowers, and acorns on a buttery soft, European linen tea towel. The full design measures 3.6 x 5.1 inches (9.2 x 12.8cm).

The 8-page pattern document includes a traceable design, a stitch guide, color key, and diagrams of every stitch used in the project, in addition to instructions for beginning and finishing your threads.

Want a similar project that’s even easier to make? Try the Strawberry Spray tea towel bundle. Both the bundles and the finished projects make wonderful gifts.