Lesley Teare Needlework design
23rd Feb 2017

Trip to the snow!

As you can see from the photo, David and I have had a few days in the snow. Our trip was to north of the Arctic Circle in Norway. A journey on the Arctic Express took us over the border 50 miles further north into Sweden where we had the experience of a husky sledge ride and a long walk in the a beautiful snowy landscape. On that train we met a couple; she was Norwegian, her husband Swedish, and she...

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14th Feb 2017

Father's day Teddies

If you want more teds to stitch besides my Teddy SAL for 2017 then look no further than in the latest issue of GOLD Cross Stitch magazine, issue 136, and send your Dad a bear hug with a pretty cross stitched card to say you love him.

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13th Feb 2017

Needlepoint Designs

Don't forget, that although my website is mainly about cross stitch, there are quite a number of my charts that can be bought for needlepoint / tapestry stitching. These are worked on 10 count canvas with DMC tapestry wools: Find out more @: http://www.lesleyteare.com/category/needlepoint

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11th Feb 2017
11th Feb 2017

Symbol chart for January Teddy

I don't normally do this, but, so many of you are going to stitch with me on my monthly teddy SAL that I am just adding the two designs with symbol charts for any of you that prefer black & white symbols or can't print in colour..........especially for Christina. Make sure that you only choose the chart and Palette when printing. as the stitched piece is in colour! At present I can only one pdf at a time - so...

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8th Feb 2017

Spanish beauty

This Spanish lady can be found in the latest edition of Gold Cross Stitch magazine, issue 135. Although this design looks intricate, it is fairly simple; it just needs concentration, in particular, when attempting the patterned areas. These patterns are based on blackwork stitches - backstitches that make up the patterns. The beautiful border, butterflies and fan, and the decoration on her dress are all based on this particular style of needlework. I think she looks gorgeous, I hope you...

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28th Jan 2017
28th Jan 2017

LJT Teddy February 2017

February's Teddy is full of love! Please remember that the outline border can be any colour you wish. If you would like to take part in the Teddy SAL this year then click on the following link: SAL https://www.facebook.com/groups/322109094855799/ The jpg file shows the blackwork border that you can use as a surround for each one, or for all 12 teds to make a sampler or for a quilt idea. I will though, post the full border chart...

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20th Jan 2017

Beautiful rose cushion

This lovely rose design, edged with a filigree pattern, can be found in the latest February edition of Cross Stitch Collection. Simple to stitch, as there are no backstitches. Shown here on a 28 count evenweave and although it can be stitched on 14 count Aida, perhaps will not have quite this end result.

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18th Jan 2017

LJT244 Zodiac cuties

I finally managed to get all of the cute zodiac charts together. It's taken me rather a long time! They are shown here as one sampler idea with all of the 12 signs, which makes it ideal for you quilters out there and, of course, for individual cards as well. This complete set will be on sale for £12.00 which will be a saving if you are going to stitch quite a few of them, as individual cards are priced...

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Cross stitch zodiac signs Cross stitch zodiac signs
11th Jan 2017

New designs for my SHOP

I have just added three more designs to my SHOP section; two designs being a Victorian lady and a teddy sampler and this one of a woodland fairy accompanied by a few forest friends. The Victorian lady is a detailed design so suitable for the more experienced stitchers amongst you, and the teddy sampler is ideal for a new born or young child. There is a separate alphabet and numbers chart included so you can personalise your stitched piece. The woodland fairy...

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Autumn fairy in cross stitch Autumn fairy in cross stitch
8th Jan 2017

Border for the January Ted

Quite a few stitchers have suggested that I add a border for the Teds. A good idea, especially if you are going to stitch them all as a sampler or for a quilt. It's just a basic blackwork pattern, using Algerian eyes and linking them with simple back stitches. Both borders are entirely optional. Please note that if the blackwork border is used on a single Ted design, then the corners need two additional back stitches to complete it. Let...

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