Lesley Teare Needlework design

Xmas blackwork part series 13

26th Nov 2019

Just one more to go! But, I am SO pleased with all of your pictures that you have sent in. Thank you.

I will look forward to next Wednesday to add our final section so until then, happy stitching.



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Xmas blackwork part series 12

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 Lesley

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Part 11 Xmas blackwork SAL

12th Nov 2019

Only three more sections to go! I do hope you are enjoying each week's design.

This time, another mistletoe leaf, but with a different blackwork pattern

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Part 10. Xmas blackwork SAL

5th Nov 2019

Nearly there! and I am so delighted with how this has gone and seeing your lovely pictures of the work. Thank you.

 Happy stitching, Lesley

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Part 9 Another week!

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, Lesley

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Part 8 of my Xmas blackwork part series

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, Lesley

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Part 7 Another week and another chart.

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...

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Part 6 Welcome to my Wednesday blog

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 x

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Part 5 Wednesday blog - another week!

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...

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Xmas blackwork part series 4

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...

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LJT Xmas blackwork part series 3

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...

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