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Indian Paintbrush Embroidery – August Phenology

This month has been HOT and smokey in California. We went on our annual camping trip, about an hour and a half away, and I spotted a lovely patch of wildflowers next to stream. These red ones stood out, and I think they are a type of Indian Paintbrush. The bright red was so striking, and I knew they needed to be on my phenology wheel.

Indian Paintbrush Flowers California

I went super simple this month and just used two colors. I’m pretty pleased with the way they turned out though.

Indian Paintbrush Embroidery

The red spikes are basically straight stitches that I went back and forth on to make them into a sort of spike shape. It’s hard to explain, but I don’t think you can go wrong with it.

Wildflower Embroidery

Then stem stitch for the stems and satin stitch leaves. Super easy.

Indian Paintbrush Flower Embroidery

If you’d like to participate, you can purchase the fabric 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!

Embroidery Project

Download the free pattern!

If you’d like to add this Indian Paintbrush embroidery to your wheel, here’s a link to the free patterns that I created.

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Thursday 30th of September 2021

I keep trying to subscribe to your site but it asks me to look for an email from you to confirm my subscription but none ever arrives. I REALY want to join!! Thanks, Judy


Tuesday 28th of September 2021

I love this idea and am following it but I'm wondering when September will come out? Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous designs with us.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

I usually give myself the month the find something in nature and then try to get it done early the following month. Sometimes it takes a little longer, depending on what's going on in my life. September's should be in the next week or so. :)


Wednesday 15th of September 2021

love these

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