Lesley Teare Needlework design

Signs of Spring

18th Jan 2013

It might be cold and dark outside, but enjoy the promise of sunshine to come with my spring flower display. This design is to be found in the latest issue of Cross Stitch Collection – out today.The small stitched sections will give you an idea of the colour shading; the blend of different yellows makes the petals glow with warmth.

Some of you may be interested in seeing how I work on an idea for a chart. My first step...

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Spring flowers cross stitch cushion

Time for a Valentine card

14th Jan 2013

Red & white….this theme has been so popular since I started my blog so here we go with a chart for Valentine's day…enjoy. Choose any red stranded cotton for the design or an alternative would be to use white stranded and stitch the pattern onto a natural linen for an elegant effect. This design is versatile so the obvious choice is for a card but perhaps a small sachet filled with lavender would make a lovely small gift for someone...

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Valentine Cross Stitich Chart

Rustic Style

14th Jan 2013

This small design - one of mine - is to be found in a chart booklet that accompanies the latest Cross Stitcher magazine.

There are lots of lovely small designs, as the following shows, with simple pretty motifs that are perfect for the country kitchen. With these charts you can add some country cottage charm to your home with projects inspired by nature.

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Rustic Beauty

Look out for a Valentine's Day chart

6th Jan 2013

The red and white designs are so popular so look out for my latest designs to appear for Valentine’s day…..it will be a couple of love birds but with the red and white appeal…………. keep stitching, Lx

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3rd Jan 2013

Aquarius January 20th – February 18th

The symbol for Aquarius is the water bearer, symbolically and eternally giving life and spiritual food to the world. The water from the vessel washes away the past, leaving room for a fresh, new start.
Individualistic, assertive, independent, original, eccentric, opinionated, intellectual, idealistic, cool, friendly, detached.

The sign of Aquarius is forward looking and growth oriented. Concerned with equality and individual freedom Aquarius seeks to dispense its knowledge and its vision of equality and individuality...

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Zodiac Aquarius Cross Stitch

Happy New Year

31st Dec 2012

Hi... this chart has been added especially for Lorie. Thanks for getting in touch. This design was originally charted for a book published by David & Charles: Cross Stitch Greetings Cards and this design was included: Enjoy.

All my best wishes to everyone for 2013. Lesley xx

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Highland fling chart

Update! FREE flower chart

21st Dec 2012

I'm having problems with this one! There should be a free download of an anemone flower - a small motif suitable for a quick card gift - with the large design of the elegant anemones.

I need to get in touch with the mag and sort it out in the new year as each month there will be a download available of a chart for many of my designs that are published in Cross Stitch Collection magazine...............but, another of my FREE...

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Free anemone chart

Elegant Anemones

21st Dec 2012

This design is to be found in the new redesigned Chart of the Month in the latest Cross Stitch Collection. Here you can read a bit more about my designs and get expert tips from the stitcher of the design -Gill Muggeridge says 'I love to stitch anything to do with flowers and the anemones were very realistic when stitched' There are no backstitches as I wanted the design to rely solely on the shapes and colours of the flowers...

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Floral Sampler

21st Dec 2012

This flower sampler, in the latest edition of Cross Stitch Collection, will be a lovely, colourful picture to stitch and admire as a framed piece. The design however, can also have a dual purpose as each flower with its month will make ideal motifs for greetings cards throughout the year.

The small picture of the snowdrop shows you how one of the motifs could look when stitched separately. I have added a single row of cross stitches to form a border...

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Floral Sampler

I hope you all have a happy festive season, Lesley xx

6th Dec 2012

This chart requires the following colours:

Cross stitch: a red, green, yellow, black, brown and white......choose from the selection of stranded cottons you have.

Backstitch: a black or dark grey - or a dark brown will be fine.

Happy stitching, Lx

I hope you like the latest free chart..........just in time! I'm having trouble getting the chart large enough but here goes so I hope it will work.

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Christmas card cross stitich

Angel's Wings

4th Dec 2012

An update for you as Cross Stitcher magazine is now in the shops. My design of the angel's wings makes a pretty cushion and I think not just for Christmas as I know it will look lovely in my bedroom with the creams and taupe decor that I have.

However, the design of two Scottie dogs in this issue by Felicity Hall is an absolute delight .............it's hush, hush though, as Webs might get a bit jealous.

Scottie dog cushion

The latest...

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Angels Wings Cushion

Latest design to hit the shops!

28th Nov 2012

The hyacinths in this month's Cross Stitch Collection will just about give us a glimpse into Spring..........on a dreary day like today oh! how I wish.

No free charts with this one, but keep watching and next month..........the delightful anemone will be on show with a lovely small free chart to download.

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