Lesley Teare Needlework design

Blackwork anemone part 5

27th Feb 2019

Another week and glorious weather. Lovely to hear that so many of you are enjoying the stitching on this anemone flower. Now for Part 5 so we are now on to the fourth petal and another blackwork design.

The picture of a young girl with her cat, walking through a garden full of foxgloves, is my latest design to appear in issue 154 of Cross Stitch GOLD which is out now.

Have a lovely week whatever you are up to,

Lesley x


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LJT Blackwork anemone part 4

20th Feb 2019

Our fourth part with another petal to work a different blackwork pattern. Lovely to see how many of you are getting on with this design and enjoying the stitching.

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LJT Floral cushion February

15th Feb 2019

Here is the second part of the first flower which will complete the narcissus. Lovely to see your pictures of the start of my new floral SAL, and it will be lovely to see a completed flower.

The chart for the next section will be posted on Friday 15th March.

Happy stitching, Lesley

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Anemone blackwork series, part 3

12th Feb 2019

It has been so exciting to see how many of you are getting on with my new series for a blackwork anemone. If you wish to show pictures of how you are getting along or make any comments, then please join me and this lovely stitching group.


My two other groups are solely for my SALs that I have designed for this year; the pretty floral cushion, and the lovely 12 owls that will be available throughout...

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Blackwork anemone part 2

6th Feb 2019

Lovely to see so many of you have taken on the challenge and are joining me in my introduction to blackwork with my own personal touch of some colourful cross stitches. We start this week with our first blackwork pattern on one of the petals. Nice and simple and will not take too much of your time.

I have added the fabric and palette details again for those of you who may just be joining us. Do let me know how...

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LJT Owls SAL February

1st Feb 2019

It has been great seeing so many January Owls from you so I hope you are now ready for the February one. Happy stitching, x

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Blackwork anemone

30th Jan 2019

Cold start to the day, although not too much snow, as yet.

Thank you to all you lovely stitchers that replied to my last week's blog, saying that you were keen to work on this new project. So here we go with the start of my blackwork anemone design that will 'run' over about 12 weeks as a part series. 

 We start with the centre of the anemone with cross stitches and French knots, or you can change these to petite black...

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Wednesday Blog.

23rd Jan 2019

A change in our weather if you are in the UK; much colder, but where I live in Suffolk, there have been wonderful crisp, white coated grasses and trees to see on my early morning walk. Wrapped up well it has been a pleasure to be out walking Tilly as the pale sun starts to break through.

The first picture is my latest design for GOLD, issue 153, which is out now. I only have the simulation as my copy of...

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LJT Floral cushion 2019 January

18th Jan 2019

Here we go, the start of our Floral SAL for 2019. You can see the first 4 months in the top picture and the pdf for the January flower, a narcissus, is here to download. Simple to stitch, as will the complete array of flowers and butterflies be throughout the year. I wish you well and I hope you will enjoy the stitching. If you wish to join in with my Floral cushion SAL as well, then please go to:  read more

Sunny Sunflowers

16th Jan 2019

Latest edition to my SHOP, under 'Decorative,' these bright and cheerful sunny sunflowers will bring a smile on a gloomy day. Easy to stitch on 14 count pale blue Aida or 28 count evenweave for a pretty cushion or colourful picture.

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New designs added

9th Jan 2019

Hello everyone. As I was walking Tilly this morning I saw and heard my first Canada Geese arriving on their migratory Spring trip to the UK. A lovely sight and there will be lots more of them to see in the next few weeks.

Well, we have got our Owls off to a good start and it has been lovely to see more stitchers joining with us in our lovely group. Super to see the start and the completion of the...

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A peek at the new Floral SAL

2nd Jan 2019

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and to wish you all a happy New Year with lots of lovely stitching. As you know I have two SALs running again this year; the Owl SAL and a new Floral sampler / cushion. Details for both have been posted in my BLOG and the SAL groups, but if you have missed the start with all the details you need - the grid chart for the floral design and the borders...

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