Lesley Teare Needlework design

Christmas kittens

6th Sep 2017

These cute kittens are up to no good among the Christmas decorations - but are great fun to stitch in time for December. Find them all in the latest edition of GOLD Cross Stitch magazine, issue 141, along with plenty of other seasonal designs.

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Christmas sampler

1st Sep 2017

Today is the start of our Christmas sampler. On each friday, I will be posting one of the designs for you to stitch, so over the next 12 weeks you will be able to complete the whole sampler or stitch them as individual cards or ornaments.

One of the charts today is for the template for the whole design which you will need if you are going to stitch these as a sampler and the other shows the first of the...

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Ocean beauty

29th Aug 2017

Embellished with sparkly beads and metallic threads, this shimmery seahorse is a real show - stopper. There is something almost magical about seahorses, and I have tried to capture something of their charm in this design. Find it in the latest edition of World of Cross Stitching, issue 259.

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Poppies in bloom

29th Aug 2017

Brighten up your home with these eye - catching red poppies. Find them in the latest edition of CRAZY Cross Stitch, issue 234. The single poppy would be great to wear as a brooch throughout the month of November.

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FREE Christmas sampler

22nd Aug 2017

In just 12 weeks stitch yourself this lovely Christmas sampler or, if preferred, all of the motifs will make lovely Christmas cards. Here is the list of threads that you will need and the quantities. I will be adding a new motif each week throughout the next 3 months, in good time to have it finished for Christmas. 

On Friday, 1st September, the first design of leaves and red berries will be added to my website showing the border and this...

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Autumn Halloween

13th Aug 2017

Find my lovely Autumn halloween woodland picture in the latest edition of JUST Cross Stitch magazine. It was a great design to work on, especially all of the animals.

 Please go to the Just CrossStitch website to order the issue or to purchase a digital subscription

Print subscriptions can be ordered in Britain here: http://bit.ly/2wOEZNr

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Rose sampler

8th Aug 2017

I was sent this picture by Shirley Rigby who stitched this as a present for her friend's Ruby wedding anniversary. It is delightful and what appealed to me as well was that she adapted a rose deign of mine which you can also see here. I love stitchers to do this and create their own special piece. I understand that the stitched sampler actually was delayed in travel, so I do hope by now it has arrived safely. Do let...

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24th Jul 2017

This delightful and great fun design can be found in the latest issue of 'JUST Cross Stitch' magazine. If you are in the USA then here is the link to find out more about this edition. http://bit.ly/2tTh65A  Even if you are not not, I hope the design will make you smile.

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Join us.....

19th Jul 2017

The photo is of me, very happy and relaxed on our recent trip to the Dordogne in France. We had an absolutely glorious week there. 

I hope your week is going well. We have certainly had some good weather in the UK recently. Just thought I would add a reminder that if you are stitching any of my designs then why don't you come and join us at:                          ...

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Oriental jar - free chart

14th Jul 2017

Just came across this design from many years ago.....Thought it might be a nice one for the weelend, hope you enjoy stitching it. xxx

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Oriental birdcage

12th Jul 2017

Great to receive a picture of one of my designs that I did for DMC a couple of years ago. Beautifully stitched  by Sharon Brown and on 18 count hand dyed fabric, although the original kit was for 14 count. It looks lovely, although I did mention to Sharon that her eyesight must be very good, and she had to admit 16 count would have been easier. Absolutely lovely to see. Thank you Sharon.

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