I came across this Darning Mushroom today whilst looking for cottons in my workbasket.
It belonged to my maternal Grandmother. She lived in a time when garments were handmade, stitched, repaired and repaired again.
I can just about remember her showing me how to darn a sock when I was very small...so I know how it should be done but achieving it is still beyond me!!
I wonder how many repairs have been done with this mushroom, judging by the wear on it, quite a few.