Lesley Teare Needlework design

Blackwork anemone Part 12

17th Apr 2019

Well, 12 weeks, and now we can add the final touch to complete my design of the blackwork anemone. It has been so lovely to see your stitching as the weeks have gone by. 

Time permitting, then I would love to work another part series for you all as it does seem quite a sensible way to work on smaller sections, not so daunting. And, I think many of you are now converted to blackwork and have enjoyed the stitching. 

Happy stitching...

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LJT Floral cushion April

12th Apr 2019

The chart for April completes the first row for my Floral cushion. I have added the extra sections on the butterfly and the bottom flower so that it nearly completes the design although there is another leaf to be added later on. 

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LJT Blackwork anemone Part 11

9th Apr 2019

Well, we are nearly ready to complete this design. Thank you SO much for your feedback about this and I am really happy to read how much you have been enjoying the stitching....especially the little comments as to how much you enjoy your Wednesday evenings.

The chart and the details for what you need for this design are shown here. 

 Thank you again for those of you that replied to my request for ideas for North American birds both here...

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LJT Blackwork anemone part 10

3rd Apr 2019

All looking really good and here is the pdf file for part10 to add even more colour to the blackwork anemone design. Happy stitching, Lesley

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LJT Owl SAL April

1st Apr 2019

This is the fourth owl which is for April. The series is already looking great with three owls now completed by many of you. Happy stitching, Lesley 

 If you are new stitcher to this Owl SAL then please go to my Wednesday Blog page for the 5th December 2018 where all the details can be found


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LJT Blackwork anemone part 9

27th Mar 2019

Part nine of the series and the design is beginning to take shape with the addition of the flowers and leaves. 

Thank you to those of you who have sent in the names of popular North American birds and I have already made a start on my first one, a chickadee, which will be incorporated into another blackwork design.

My latest picture to be added to my website shop is of two mandarin ducks. The design is fairly simple to stitch as...

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LJT Blackwork anemone part 8

20th Mar 2019

The blackwork part on the anemone petals is complete so over the next five weeks we will be adding the cross stitch leaves, flowers and butterfly to complete the cross stitch areas before finally adding the all important two strands of back stitch to the main flower. 

In the May edition on CrossStitch Crazy you can find my pretty Easter cards and gift tags to stitch.

I need some help please with names of popular North American birds as I am hoping...

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LJT Floral cushion SAL

15th Mar 2019

The third part of the Floral cushion is ready to go! The next one will be posted on Friday 12th April. Happy stitching, Lesley

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Blackwork anemone part 7

13th Mar 2019

One more blackwork design to try on our last petal of the anemone flower. Next week we will be starting to add the leaves that surround the flower as the backstitches on the anemone which will be in two strands, will be the last part to work on.

This week I added my latest blackwork design with colour to my website Shop. This time, the bird is a Goldfinch, that nestles amongst Blackwork flowers, some based on sunflowers. 

Have a good week...

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Blackwork anemone part 6

6th Mar 2019

Our blackwork anemone is begining to take shape, and thank you to everyone who has shown pictures of their stitched pieces. Part 6 today, so one more petal with a different blackwork technique to try.

Happy stitching, Lesley x

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LJT Owl SAL March 2019

28th Feb 2019

Our third Owl and I am so pleased to see how many new stitchers have joined us and are enjoying this new series with me.

Do keep the pictures coming in.

I have added Christina's owl that she has stitched for me so that you can see how this one looks with a different coloured border. 

Happy stitching. xx

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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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