Lesley Teare Needlework design

LJT Part series Winter / Spring 4

26th Jan 2021

Part 4 this week of a daffodil - a real sign of Spring. I haven't seen any, but our window cleaner has them in bud on his allotment. 

Hope your stitching has gone well this week and I shall look forward to seeing your updates on this new part series 4. 

I have a lovely new blackwork and colourful cross stitch design which will be ready for you to buy from my Shop tomorrow. It depicts a sweet blue tit amongst an...

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LJT Part series Winter / Spring 3

19th Jan 2021

Lovely to see so many pictures of last weeks snowdrop motif. Thank you.

Part 3 today so the design will begin to start looking nearer to our Winter / Spring sampler.

Hope you enjoy it.

Keep safe and keep stitching,


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LJT Part series Winter/ Spring sampler 2

12th Jan 2021

What a brilliant start last week for our new sampler. Lots of lovely pictures coming in from you which is such a delight to see.

Part 2 of a stylised snowdrop is this week's motif. I noticed yesterday in our garden that many are already in leaf so I hope it won't be too long before the flowers start to appear. Such a delightful little plant.

I hope you have a good stitching week and keep safe,



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LJT Winter / Spring part series 1

5th Jan 2021

The first motif for my Winter/Spring sampler is ready for you to download today. If you missed the chart for the border, then please scroll back to last Wednesday's blog for the details.

 I have also added a picture of a beautiful stitched design of the first January teacup from my new 2021 SAL which has kindly been sent in by Sue Bailey. Thank you.

If you haven't already taken a look at this exciting 12 part series, then please check -...

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New part series

29th Dec 2020

We start another part series design today for Winter/Spring which will link in with the previous Summer and Autumn designs. All of these designs are based on a fusion of colourful cross stitches and delicate blackwork for 9 pretty motifs to stitch and which will take our sampler project through to March 2021. 

Today, you can download all the details, KEY and the pdf file for the border which also shows the guide lines in red for the placemnet of each...

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Happy Christmas

23rd Dec 2020

Thank you for all of your support through this past year, one which has been so difficult for everyone. It has been lovely catching up with so many of you through my Face Book pages and seeing lovely pictures of your work. 

I hope you all manage to have a pleasant Christmas.

Stay safe, stay warm and keep stitching.

Wishing a happy and better 2021 for all.

Lesley x

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LJT Christmas JOY

15th Dec 2020

Amazing to think that Christmas 2020 is nearly here. This simple Christmas design will be my last free design for you to download until Wedneday 30th December. when I will be starting my seasonal blackwork sampler - the Winter one. The Spring, Summer and Autumn samplers have been really great with so many lovely comments and pictures from you of your stitched pieces. Thank you.

More exciting news from me is that my new Stich - along is again available from...

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LJT Christmas candle

8th Dec 2020

A fairly simple design of a traditional candle that won't take too long to stitch.

I hope the past week has gone well and happy stitching for the coming week,



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1st Dec 2020

A fairly simple design for you to stitch this week. I have suggested a grey metallic for the dove outline, but the stranded cotton 317 can also be used.

Sadly the last SAL bird has flown in. It has been super seeing so many of your pictures and I do so hope you have enjoyed stitching this series as much as I enjoyed designing them.

The details for my new SAL for 2021 will shortly be able to be viewed, but you...

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LJT Christmas LOVE

24th Nov 2020

 This bright and simple design is easy to stitch from my weekly Wednesday Blog and I do hope it will bring a little 'love' of Christmas tidings to all. Hope you enjoy it.

And a touch of 'Winter sparkle!' which I think we all need at present. This is my latest design to be added to my shop and is based on decorative blackwork and cross stitches in lovely shades of reds.

Hope your week goes well and please keep the photos...

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LJT Little Snowman

17th Nov 2020

Lovely pictures coming in from you of the robin and little reindeer from my two previous Blogs, so I do hope the little snowman will be a lovely addition.  What a joy to also see the talented ways so many of you complete the designs with lovely frames and cards that really help to 'show' them off.

Another blackwork with colourful cross stitches has been added to my Shop this week. This sampler design is suitable to be framed or made...

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LJT Little reindeer

9th Nov 2020

This cute little reindeer is my free chart for you to download this week. I hope you will enoy stitching him.

I am delighted to say that two new charts have been added to my Shop - one, a decorative Spring view of the Eiffel Tower and the second, my latest Blackwork design, with of course, added colourful cross stitches and a cheeky wren who sits amongst the pretty scabious flowers. I hope you will like both.

Happy stitching and keep safe,


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