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Dwarf Strawberry Tree Embroidery – January Phenology

It’s the end of January, which means it’s time to show you what I stitched for the phenology wheel this month.  I love walking around my neighborhood and seeing the berries on the dwarf strawberry trees.  They are so bright, and the texture is so interesting. 

dwarf strawberry tree berries

When I first sketched this out, I was worried they looked a little too much like cherries.  I knew I needed to convey that texture somehow, so I decided to fill the berries with little French knots.

dwarf strawberry tree embroidery

The flowers were a little harder to get right since I had to embroider them so small.  Aren’t they so pretty and dainty though?

dwarf strawberry tree flowers

I figure the berries are the real star though, so the flowers didn’t need to be too detailed.

Embroidered Phenology Wheel

Download the free pattern!

Just in case you have some dwarf strawberry trees in your neighborhood, here’s a link to the free pattern that I created.

Nature Embroidery Pattern

I just got another shipment of the fabric, so if you’d like to participate, you can purchase it here.  To see my original post that explains this project, go here.  Make sure to post your photos to Instagram using #cutesycraftsSAL so we can all see your work!

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Monday 12th of February 2024

Thank you for your generous gifts of sharing your talents. I am not so talented in the drawing department! I appreciate you so very much!

Amy Lyons

Monday 1st of November 2021

Love this idea. Thank you


Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Do you have a list of DMC thread colors that you are using please and a rough stitch outline or are you letting us draw freely ourselves :) Thanks so much. I'm late starting this but look forward to get going :)

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 8th of April 2021

Click the link that takes you to the patterns. The patterns have a list of colors used and all the stitches. :)


Friday 19th of March 2021

I love this!

johanne poulin

Thursday 11th of March 2021


French knots beautiful but do you have a tutorial how the french seems big.. how do you it

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 8th of April 2021

Here's my French Knot video:

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