Lesley Teare Needlework design

Part 2 of my Xmas blackwork series

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...

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New part series.

4th Sep 2019

It is exciting to be starting another part series with you that will take us through to Wednesday 4th December and allow you to stich a blackwork Xmas sampler or 12 small Xmas cards and one larger one.

 Today I am starting with the complete border and the sections that go between each design. This should then make it quite easy to add each weekly motif in the correct spot, starting next Wednesday 11th with the holly leaf top left. Also...

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LJT Xmas Blackwork part series Details

30th Aug 2019

Here is the list for the details for my new blackwork SAL that begins next Wednesday, so I hope you will all be prepared to make a start! I have also shown one small motif with a new border which I think will make a nice addition to the designs if you are stitching them for cards.

AND, remember this Sunday, 1st September my new owl chart for the month will be published. 

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New part series.

27th Aug 2019

Hi everyone, this is a preview of my design that I will be adding next Wednesday 4th September, when I will start my new part series. Stitching this design will take us up to the beginning of December when I hope you will have 12 small motifs and a larger one stitched!! You will be able to choose whether you stitch them as separate designs which will make lovely, simple cards, or, perhaps as the complete sampler for Christmas 2019.

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New design

20th Aug 2019

Just a quick comment this week to show you a snippet of my new design. The blue jay from North America is the bird that has been chosen and thanks so much for your comments on that. Here is the start of the surround for that design which is coming along really well. Hopefully this will be available in a few week's time.

Happy stitching and I hope you all have a good week, Lesley

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How time flies!

13th Aug 2019

Gosh, now into the middle of August! Hope your stitching is going well, but I know with school holidays many of you will have a few interuptions.

The latest Gold Cross stitch magazine, issue 158, has a group of my four christmas teddy designs....cuddly teds, wrapped up in winter woolies, so that you can send warm wishes for the festive season. Hope you will enjoy them.

Hope your week goes well and here is a picture of our Tilly at 9 weeks,...

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Another week....

6th Aug 2019

Feeling a little lost without our part series for the blackwork flower. Thank you so much to everyone that have contributed in sending in comments and pictures. Both series appear to have been successful in as much as many of you have said that not only have you enjoyed the stitching, but, you have really enjoyed working on the blackwork techniques.

I'm having a break during August, so there will be no designs to download, but I am thinking about another...

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My blackwork flower part 12!

30th Jul 2019

Here we go! The final chart to complete my blackwork flower of this 12 part series. 

It has been wonderful looking at all of your pictures each week and thank you for sending them in.

Today you get the last section for the colouful cross stitch flowers and the all important backstitch lines that will bring your flower to 'life.' I have added the palette details again today, so if you have only just found my Wednesday Blog ...and welcome....then everything is...

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Wednesday Blog part series

23rd Jul 2019

The penultamate chart! ...and an easy one to complete. The exciteing part will be next week when we add the final cross stitches and the so important backstitching.

Hopefully many of you have seen my note on my FB page and on the section for last week's floral cushion chart about a lovely project that I am taking part in. Along with 49 other designers from across the world we will be creating charts for a new book that Lakeside Needlecraft...

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Blackwork flower part 10

16th Jul 2019

The blackwork flower design is begining to look really pretty with all of the added cross stitch colours. Thank you for your kind words and I am really pleased that so many of you are really enjoying this.

This Friday the July section of my floral cushion SAL will be available for you to download from here on my website and also through the SAL page. This floral design is also looking really lovely now as we come up to the...

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Part 9 blackwork flower

10th Jul 2019

Our blackwork flower design is really taking shape and this week more colourful cross stitches to add. Thank you for sending me pictures of how you are getting on as it is lovely to watch your progress.

Also this week I have managed to complete the designs for my Owl SAL so you can now see the remaining 5 owls that you will be working on. I had a delay as I wasn't happy with one of them, but finding time...

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LJT Blackwork flower

2nd Jul 2019

A very simple section this week, so not much work! Just check the chart as I have found a few mistakes on the blackwork patterns. I did say right at the beginning of this series that unfortunately I haven't the time to stitch my freebies and the stitching is the one thing that sorts this out, so I am sorry if there are a few mistakes. I have updated so I hope I have sorted most of them out! But...

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