Lesley Teare Needlework design

Vintage Charm

15th May 2014

As well as the wedding sampler in the current issue of World of Cross Stitching you can also find this delightful picture that shows a Great tit amongst pretty trailing , pink briar roses and a head of a peony flower peeping out in the corner. These, along  with  the ornate, dainty birdcage make it a delightful scene that will add a touch of style to any home.  Find this in the latest Cross Stitch CRAZY, issue 191.

I personally think this picture would also be  lovely...

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Vintage cross stitch

Happily Ever After

15th May 2014

This modern style wedding sampler was in the last issue of World of Cross Stitching, issue 216

The beautiful border is made up of traditionally themed motifs, worked in lovely bright, pretty shades for a thoroughly modern twist. Although the shapes are simple there is still plenty of detail, created using a variety of stitches and colours. And of course, many parts of the design can be stitched as single motifs that will make splendid cards for that very special day…just...

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Modern wedding sampler


11th May 2014

Hi to everyone that has tried to contact me this past week. I'm still here, but I have just had a wonderful, quiet and relaxing week away with David and the two dogs in the Shropshire / Hereford borders... and no work was allowed... it was banned!

I will be in touch with each of you later in the week to answer your queries.

Lesley x

PS: I thought you might like to see a picture of a very naughty Webley, taken whist...

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Webley stuck in a bin lid
Cross stitch book

Ballet Dancer

1st May 2014

The beautiful dancer that is also included, should be a hit with budding little ballerinas for many years. Shown here made into a bag, this would surely be a very special present for them but it would also make a delightful picture. In fact the style of frame used on the waterlily would be great.

And, is anyone for Tea! Let this novel cushion, based on vintage china with a modern twist, be just your cup of tea!!

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Ballerina cross stitch

Summer Beauty

1st May 2014

The waterlily and dragonfly seem to complement each other perfectly, and this design, worked in a gorgeous palette of pink and green threads, with bolder golden yellows for highlights is an absolute favourite with me. With the addition of pearl seed beads and stitched on a lovely dove grey cashel linen this will be one of my all time favourite designs.

The design can certainly be turned into a cushion but I have to say that the frame that the editor,...

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Waterlily and Dragonfly cross stitch

Simply Stylish

29th Apr 2014

Another simple design to stitch. This one is to be found in the latest Cross Stitch Collection, issue 236.

Anemones are one of my favourite flowers. It is lovely to see the buds opening gradually to reveal not only the beautiful array of coloured petals, but the gorgeous black, velvety centres as they appear.

This picture, as a design, is quite restrained. You get to notice each bloom in its own colourful glass bottle. The flowers don't require any more detail than...

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Anemones cross stitch

My latest book

28th Apr 2014

Medina Bailey has kindly chosen my latest book, Cross Stitch Baby Models as one of her best buys for May.

Check out my blog on March 20 for more pictures from the book and details of how to purchase it.

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Latest cross stitch book

Fancy Florals

28th Apr 2014

Well, I now know many of you, like me, enjoy stitching flowers without backstitches which really allows the colours to shine through. So, put a smile on your face with one of these splendid blooms that are to be found in the latest edition of Card Shop,(issue 96)

The subjects are shown in close - up, so you can see all the fine details. There are no fractional stitches in any of these designs, which is great news for beginners. The...

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Floral cross stich cards

A big thank you

26th Apr 2014

To everyone who has recently been in touch about my recent charts on my blog, a big thank you from me to you all. Forgive me, in this instance, for not replying individually as there have been so many lovely comments about my latest designs.

Happy stitching; it is lovely to be able to bring a touch of happiness and to know my designs are liked,

Lesley x

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Blog border

Home Sweet Home

24th Apr 2014

With their sherbet colours and simplistic style, this sweet trio is the perfect way to welcome you home.

There's a homespun, handmade feel to this charming set. On sale now in the latest Cross Stitch Crazy, issue 190. The set is stitched on evenweave and if you have never stitched on this fabric before these three projects will be a great way to start.
Begin with the small hanging and work your way up to the cushion. PLUS, if you...

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Sweet things cross stitch

Floral Fairytale

6th Apr 2014

My bright flower fairy should have you smiling. The idea came from a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson with the line: 'The earth laughs in flowers.' which obviously appeals to my flowery senses.

I remembered the iconic drawings from the sixties fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki, whose long-legged, wide eyed figures would be the perfect model to base this fairy on.

This latest design is to be found in Cross Stitch Collection, issue 235. The design uses vibrant greens, deep magentas and baby...

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Flower girl cross stitch