Lesley Teare Needlework design

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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LJT Floral Sampler January SAL

19th Jan 2018

What we have all been waiting for - the start of our floral sampler. Each month we will be stitching another flower and one large butterfly, along with smaller insects that make up this pretty sampler. We make a start with the aquilegia or Columbine for this month of January. Only whole stitches are used for all of the motifs, with just a few backstitches and French knots for detail - mainly for the buttterflies. Many of you have made...

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Wednesday update

17th Jan 2018

I will shortly be adding more large floral pictures to my shop. The beautiful Opium poppy is now available - see above - and a pink rose, pink hydrangea as seen here and anemones and an iris will be added in the next couple of weeks.  All are simple to stitch as only whole cross stitches are used.

Please, don't forget to join me on Friday this week, when we make the start on our floral sampler. This you can download...

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LJT Floral Sampler SAL

6th Jan 2018

As promised earlier when asking you all what designs to do for this year's SAL, your comments were divided between the Sunbonnet Sue idea and flowers and butterflies. With the kind help of Katherine So in Australia for Sunbonnet Sue and Lori Laughlin in America for the floral sampler, I am very pleased to say that we have two SALs running throughout 2018.

Sunbonnet Sue designs are out on the 1st of the month and the motifs for the floral sampler...

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Half price SALE

4th Jan 2018

2018 and time for a sort out so here is the list for some of my charts that are now half price. They can find on my SHOP site.

LJT141 Garden fairies           LJT215 Simple Christmas Wreath

LJT198 Boxing Hares            LJT120 Patchwork Tortoise      LJT125 Three Wisemen

LJT199 Strawberry fair         LJT162 Oriental Pagoda           LJT171 Teatime Selection

LJT173 Springtime Cottage   LJT174 Michaelmas Daisies     ...

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LJT Sunbonnet Sue SAL

1st Jan 2018

Here we go in 2018!

A very happy New Year to you all. I hope you will enjoy stitching along  each month with me on our Sunbonnet Sues - male and female! Although the motifs are small please be aware that there are French knots and fractional stitchers added in order to get the detail. 

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