Lesley Teare Needlework design
28th Jun 2017

Eastern elegance

A Japanese water garden, full of beauitful flowers is the perfect backdrop for the pretty Geisha. You can find her in the latest edition of GOLD Cross stitch magazine, issue 139.

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13th Jun 2017

Free poppy design

Hello everyone, I said June would be a poppy month for my extra free charts. I am starting with a very simple one as I had a query to see if the design could be stitched for VWF - Veterans of Foreign Wars in the US and for the British Legion here. I think it's a great idea. If you require the motif to be smaller, then stitch on 16 count Aida. Otherwise, this will make a sweet, simple design...

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3rd Jun 2017

Complete Teddy chart up to June 2017

As we have now completed six cute teddies, I thought for those of you starting the SAL with us now, then you might prefer to have all of the charts together. I will try to keep to this palette for the rest but even I don't know what the teddies will look like - a surprise for us all!! so I can't be absolutely certain that a couple more shades may be added! The one difference on this chart...

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1st Jun 2017

Bee for Manchester

The bee is one of the best known symbols of Manchester. Thanks to Shirley Rigby, a fellow stitcher who has asked me to design this, you can all download this to use as you wish. All our thoughts are with Manchester at this time.

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1st Jun 2017

JUNE teddy

I should say anyone for tennis, but if not! here are the strawberries and cream! My latest teddy, with her bowl of strawberries and churn of cream, is just right for the month of June. It has been super watching your progress on them all. If you haven't joined us yet in our SAL, then do take a look at: www.facebook.com/groups/322109094855799/?hc_location=ufi If you missed the border for them all then check back to the 28/01/2017 for the chart. I am looking forward...

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29th May 2017

Congratulation cards

Whatever the occasion, there is only one real way to say congratulations and that is with a cross stitched card. Find these adorably cute and simple to stitch designs in the latest edition of World of cross stitch, issue 256

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22nd May 2017

Third Free rose chart!

After the lovely comments about my two previous free rose designs, I thought perhaps we could have May as the rose month! Here is a very simple flower motif, based on the flower designs of the brilliant designer, William Morris. Hope you all enjoy it..

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20th May 2017

Free chart to stitch

I know many of you will have stitched this design as part of the series of free charts I put on line in 2016, but as a special request, I am adding it again so I hope many more of you will enjoy stitching it.

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12th May 2017

Another free rose chart

So many of you enjoyed stitching my rose chart last week, I thought it would be great to do another. Still simple to stitch but this week the design has an added butterfly.......just to make it a little different. I know there are two French knots, and if you can't do them then try seed beads, or failing that - I don't think the butterfly would notice if you left them out!

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5th May 2017

Free rose design

This pretty pink rose will be stitched in just a few hours........not a fractional or backstitch in sight! Hope you enjoy.......love to see any pictures...

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29th Apr 2017

MAY teddy

Here he is..... The MAY Teddy. I do hope you like him and you are enjoying stitching all of them up to now. It's lovely to see all of your 'posts' about them and I think they all look splended in my ongoing SAL...........If you haven't joined us yet then please do @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/322109094855799/?hc_location=ufi I have added a picture of the sampler so that you can see how they are all looking together....a pretty fine bunch, I think. Although I...

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26th Apr 2017

Just in time for May.....

Just a peep at my latest design that will be in the new issue of GOLD magazine out on the 8th May........I love it, hope you will too. And, don't forget my free teddy chart for May will be posted later in the week....

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