Lesley Teare Needlework design

Update on my SALs

21st Mar 2018

We are well and truly into both SALs now, and I am getting such lovely feed back for both the Floral Sampler and our Sunbonnet Sue designs. Here are just a tiny assortment  to represent them both. It's lovely to also see how some of you are adapting the designs to make them more personal. Keep the pictures coming and thank you for all of your lovely comments. It is SO appreciated. x

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Floral Sampler March flower

16th Mar 2018

The March flower is a pretty pink rose in full bloom with two small butterflies. This flower will now complete the top section of our Floral Sampler. It has been great to see so many pictures from you of the January and February ones, so please keep them coming.

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Another week!

14th Mar 2018

Where does the time go!

I have been busy drawing up new designs which I hope to have out in April. One is a new blackwork design that will be a companion to the blackwork flower and wren that is so popular with you all. Here is a little section of my work in progress of the new design.

This week, on the 15th, you will be able to get the latest issue of Cross Stitch Crazy which has my design of...

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Wednesday chat.

7th Mar 2018

The snow has finally gone here and I hope that the rest of the country is finally getting back to normal. The scenery was stunning and Tilly really enjoyed the snow but we are now looking forward to Spring.

I had a lovely photo sent to me yesterday from Monique in France of my Blackwork angel. I popped it onto my FB page yesterday but just in case you haven't seen it I thought I would add it here. I think...

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LJT Sunbonnet Sue for March

28th Feb 2018

Here is our third Sunbonnet Sue for you to stitch. I have SO enjoyed seeing all of your pictures that you have sent in....keep them coming; and if you would like to join Katherine So and me in our SAL, then please go to the following link.


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New ideas

21st Feb 2018

I hope you are all busy stitching and enjoying the Sunbonnet Sue designs that we started in January this year. Here is a take on them in my own personal blackwork style that I use. As you know, I love working on designs in this way and I thought these little ladies would be ideal for this technique.......what do you think? I would love to hear from you please.

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FLoral sampler SAL for February

16th Feb 2018

Bluebells are the next flowers for us to stitch along with the bees, which start to fly around at the time that the bluebell flowers appear in the woods and glades of Britain.

All of the flowers stitched on their own will make lovely little cards for friends and family. 

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Wednesday update

14th Feb 2018

A busy week but I have managed to get two more Costume Dolls finished; Australia and New Zealand which you can see above; or go to my link to see the full series so far: http://www.lesleyteare.com/shop/costume-dolls Canada will be next.

The picture you can see here is of my Spring Hare which is in the latest edition of Just Cross stitch magazine. This is both simple to stitch  and great fun to do. It looks particularly good on evenweave but...

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New designs

7th Feb 2018

Thanks to Debbie Sewter who sent me a picture of her stitching of my monthly flowers. The group of 12 designs was published as a diary in 2016 in World of Cross Stitching. It reminded me about them so I have decided to make a start to add them to my Shop. The first one, January, that you can see here, is ready, but Debbie is wondering whether to add a border to each of her monthly stitched flowers. I...

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February Sunbonnet Sue

2nd Feb 2018

Here is the February design for our Sunbonnet Sue motifs. Hope you will enjoy stitching this cute pair all ready for Valentine's day.


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Chinese dragon

24th Jan 2018

Join in with the Chinese New Year celebrations in February by stitching this mesmerising dragon. It symbolises power and good luck and will make a stunning piece to stitch and display in your home. Find it in the latest issue 265 of World of Cross Stitching out on Friday.

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