1. Place mushrooms in a bowl, and cover with boiling water. Let stand 20 minutes. Strain mushrooms from liquid, reserving liquid; finely chop mushrooms.
2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add half of lamb; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until brown on all sides. Remove lamb from pan; set aside. Repeat procedure with 1 teaspoon oil and remaining lamb; set aside.
3. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Add lamb, artichoke hearts, and next 6 ingredients. Stir in chopped mushrooms and reserved mushroom liquid. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 40 minutes or until lamb is tender.
4. Combine flour and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk; add to stew. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Stir in chopped parsley.