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Doveweed Embroidery – October Phenology

For October, I chose a plant that grows wild on the side of the road all over California. It’s called doveweed or mullein because the doves and wild turkeys like to eat the seeds from the plant. Yes, it’s technically a weed, but isn’t a wildflower just a pretty weed? I really love the way they look, almost like a succulent or lamb’s ear plant.

doveweed turky mullein plant California
doveweed turky mullein plant California

Here’s my embroidery take on the plant.

doveweed embroidery

I kept it very simple with just some satin stitch leaves and French knot centers.

doveweed embroidery, nature embroidery

The French knots are a combo of two colors. I used one strand of the green and one strand of a yellow color.

phenology embroidery doveweed

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!

doveweed plant embroidery

Get the free pattern!

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

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Claudia Saucedo

Thursday 30th of December 2021

Has December been put up? I can’t find it. If so can It be emailed to me please

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Just finally posted it! I gave myself December off. Kids with Covid and Christmas made it a little crazy. :D


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Hello, I don't see the November or December Phenology. Did I miss it?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

No, I've just been a little busy, so they are late. November will be up soon.


Saturday 6th of November 2021

Hi. Can you email me the Doveweed pattern for October? Last month you sent me the others and told me to ask you for each month’s releases. Don’t know why I cannot download the pdf on my iPad to a folder🤔. Thank you, Valerie

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Just sent it.

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