Lesley Teare Needlework design

Easter blackwork card

26th Feb 2013

A simple blackwork card design for you to try for Easter, especially if this technique is new to you……

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Easter Card cross stitch design

Aries March 21 - April 20

26th Feb 2013

Here is the next free chart of the Zodiac signs for you to stitch…….enjoy.

Aries March 21 – April 20

Key characteristics: adventurous, energetic, pioneering, courageous, enthusiastic and confident…………but can be selfish and quick tempered, impulsive and impatient.

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Zodiac Cross Stitich - Aries

PISCES Feb 19 - March 20

29th Jan 2013

Pisces is the 12th sign of the zodiac and it is also the final sign in the zodiac cycle. Hence, the sign brings together many of the characteristics of the eleven signs that have come before.

PISCES Feb 19 – March 20

Key characteristics: Loving, sensitive, intuitive, spiritual, idealistic, but can be victimised and moody

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Zodiac Cross Stitich - Pisces

Get well soon

24th Jan 2013

'An apple a day keeps the doctor away' but if it doesn't then this briar rose design might……………

I have just been looking out at a very white and cold snowy scene here in Suffolk and thought, although it is lovely, there are many people suffering with colds and not feeling very well. So looking back at one of the books I contributed to: Cross Stitch Greetings Cards, published by David & Charles, I found the above design which I hope...

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Get Well Cross Stitch

Home is where the heart is

18th Jan 2013

Just thought some of you might like something other than flowers to cheer the day…….. 'Home is where the heart is' shows an ideal design to stitch for a new home or just because you like it! This charming cushion is to be found in the latest edition of GOLD magazine and perfectly captures happy thoughts of home and the warmest of welcomes that a contented cat will always provide…….. I hope the small FREE chart will be a simple...

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Home is where the heart is

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