Cross Stitch pattern designer
1st Jan 2020
2020! The Owls certailny flew fast through 2019! My thanks to so many of you for your lovely comments throughout and it is very much appreciated.
May I just say a very special thanks to Toni Ball, who admins along with me, my Lesley Teare group, and I hope many of you will come and join us. -https://www.facebook.com/groups/529145740484076/?ref=bookmarks
and Katherine So, in Australia, who has run the Owl SAL group in 2019 and many previous ones and of course, Lori Laughlin,...read more
18th Dec 2019
The latest Cross Stitch Gold magazine 161 has just been issued with a lovely black labrador puppy designed by Jenny Barton on the cover. It looks really soft and cuddly. My design for this issue is quite Spring like with a picture of a blue tit with its nest so we can start looking forward to next year and warmer weather in our Northern hemisphere.
It has been stitched beautifully for the magazine by Jan Hazeltine.
Well, this time next week it...read more
10th Dec 2019
Hope your week has gone well. Just for me this is a couple of weeks to relax slightly, but I thought a simple design for that last minute stitching might not go amiss. Please use what colours you like, and of course, I always love to see the stitched outcome.
If you haven't joined my Lesley Teare group, then please do, and let us see and read about the designs of mine that you are stitching. Here is the link:
5th Dec 2019
Over the past few years I have enjoyed working on 11 free SALs for you to stitch. I hope the quality of the designs has been high and that many of you have enjoyed stitching some of them.
It is now time for changes, as after 30 years of designing for books and magazines I have decided to cut back on my workload. Some of you may have noticed over the past year that there are fewer designs of mine in...read more
3rd Dec 2019
Wonderful! We are now at my final chart of my Xmas blackwork part series for 2019! It has been a really exciting project to do and it has been lovely seeing all of your progress and pictures.
There will be new projects starting in the the New year but till then I will be adding a few more comments on a Wednesday up to Christmas. I do hope you have enjoyed all of the designs I have added this year and...read more
3rd Dec 2019
This simple, yet striking design is the one I have worked on for Lakeside Needlecraft for their Winter Cross stitch book 2019. It is full of exclusive charts from 60 worldwide designers. Do take a look as it would be a lovely idea for a Christmas present whether for a stitching friend or perhaps spoil yourself!read more
19th Nov 2019
Hard to believe that we are now on the last few sections of my Xmas blackwork SAL. All looking really good and I am so pleased to see all of your pictures of your progress. Thank you.
This time it is for part 12, a stylised snowflake, which I hope you will enjoy stitching.
Happy stitching Lesleyread more
29th Oct 2019
Yes, another week and another part to my blackwork Xmas series. Really lovely to see how many of you are enjoying this. Thank you for your pictures.
It's the main section this week, and of course you don't need to add the lettering, quite optional.
Happy stitching, Lesleyread more
22nd Oct 2019
Gosh, this is all going so well. I am so pleased to see all of your lovely stitched pieces.
Part 8 - a stylised snow flake. Next week I will be adding the larger central section before moving on to the rest of the small motifs that will complete my blackwork Xmas SAL.
Happy stitching, Lesleyread more
15th Oct 2019
Part 7 of my Xmas SAL. It is going so well and I am delighted with the pictures you are sending in. Please keep them coming and now we have part 7 with a 'Present'
Hope your week goes well; as some of you may have read on my FB page yesterday, I had, along with a lot of neighbours in our large community, rather a trying time with no Internet access for 36 hours...anyway, back on and in time to...read more
8th Oct 2019
Hope your week has gone well. Not too sure here in Suffolk in the UK that I like the colder and wet weather coming in. BUT! always a flipside to life - more time to stitch with the darker and colder evenings!
SO looking good with all of your lovely pictures coming in of my Xmas blackwork SAL, and here we go with the next section - a candle.
Hopefully have a lovely week everyone, Lesley xread more
1st Oct 2019
I think with adding my October owl yesterday to my blog and now another section for my blackwork Xmas SAL, how time is just flying!
What a lovely start to this new project and it is great to see all of your lovely stitching. Do please keep them coming in so we can all see them. If you would like to post pictures of designs of mine that you have done or are working on then please join me at this...read more
24th Sep 2019
I have been thrilled to see lots of pictures this past week and if you wish to add to these then please do join my Lesley Teare Cross Stitch group, where you can send in any pictures of my designs that you have done.....including these.
Week 4 of my part series has my version of the dove. Make sure if you are working on both the sampler and the small individual motifs that the borders are slightly different. The smaller...read more
17th Sep 2019
Already some lovely pictures from some of you for the start of this Xmas project.
I have added a pdf file of the sampler border showing the first holly leaf (part 2) and now the first bird (part 3)
The single bird includes a border that will be suitable for all of the smaller motifs - so ideal for cards.
I hope this isn't confusing as you will probably work from this for the larger project.
Do remember that with my freebies I do...read more
10th Sep 2019
Firstly, my apologies for giving you an incorrect date last Wednesday for when this SAL will finish. I should have put 4th December, NOT the 14th! There will though be 14 parts in total for this design, whether you complete it as a sampler or as individual motifs.
I have added a pdf file of the complete border from last week with the one holly motif in place, and, a separate pdf chart for the holly leaf with another border that...read more
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