Lesley Teare Needlework design

LJT Simple cross stitch designs part 4

7th Jul 2020

Thank you for all of your lovely comments about my latest sampler design. Here is part 4 that starts the second row of my simple sampler. It has been lovely to read your comments this past week and that you are enjoying it. 

The peacock is my latest design that I have added to my shop. This beautiful bird  is so colourful and full of pattern, and of course, its decorative tail takes centre stage!

Have a lovely week and lots of...

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LJT Simple Cross Stitch designs Part 3

1st Jul 2020

It has been lovely seeing many of your stitched pieces for part 1 and 2 of these simple cross stitch motifs. Here is part 3 which will complet the first line.

Also, it is the 1st! so my July bird is ready to download. Please go to the Creative Poppy site and log in, or, if you haven't joined us, then please take a look at this SAL of Blackwork flowers and birds, which for a small payment, you can download...

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LJT Simple Cross Stitch designs

16th Jun 2020

Here we go on the start of my new series with the first motif - the chart for the border and guide lines was posted last Wednesday 10th June. Cross stitch this time, and, I hope you will all enjoy the next 9 weeks of stitching to complete my easy sampler, or, just stitch each of them as individual motifs.

Do let me know how you get on and please join our lovely Lesley Teare group which displays all of the...

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LJT Simple cross stitch designs

10th Jun 2020

I have decided, as I mentioned last week, to have a small break from my blackwork part series - the Autumn one will start in 10 weeks, followed by the WInter one.

Although I have placed 9 small cross stitch motifs together as another sampler idea, they are obviously each very suitable for small cards that can be stitched in an evening.

If you are going to work this as a complete design then please make sure you follow and count the...

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LJT Blackwork part series Summer 9

2nd Jun 2020

Our final piece of the sampler! What a difficult few weeks we have all had across the world. I do hope your stitching has helped you keep calm and that you have enjoyed working on my latest free sampler.

I am delighted with the results and excited about seeing your completed designs.

Do keep sending the pictures of your stitching coming into my FB group as they are so lovely to see.: https://www.facebook.com/groups/529145740484076/?ref=bookmarks

Next week will be a new start and my free...

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LJT Blackwork part series Summer 8

26th May 2020

Hard to believe it will be June next week when we stitch our final motif, but here is part 8 for you to enjoy.

Remember that the June bird will 'fly in' next Monday, 1st June. This SAL series, Birds and blackwork flowers, is looking lovely and I have been delighted to see so many super pictures of your progress. If you wish to join in with this lovely SAL then please look at the following link on the Creative Poppy...

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LJT Blackwork Summer part series 7

19th May 2020

The Suummer sampler is really begining to take shape and many thanks for sending in pictures of your WIP. Brilliant.

I hope your week has gone well. Here in the UK, as with some other countries,  many of us are being allowed back to work, so please stay safe and still keep your distance.

Happy stitching,


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LJT Blackwork Summer part series 6

12th May 2020

Here is the second bird which will complete the 6th motif for my Summer sampler.

I think some of you may have missed counting the blocks between the designs quite accurately as there have been a couple of queries.

Because I wanted to keep the Sampler the same overall size as my Spring one I had to alter the spacing between the designs to fit my new motifs for this Summer sampler. With this one there are 3 blocks all round the...

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LJT Blackwork Summer part series 5

5th May 2020

Part 5 of the series and the central motif for my Summer sampler. Hope you are enjoying the stitching and it is helping you all to stay calm.

I'll look forward to seeing more picture in the coming days.

Happy stitching and keep safe everryone,


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LJT Blackwork Summer part series 4

28th Apr 2020

The first three motifs for my Summer blackwork sampler are looking great as it has been a real pleasure seeing so many of your stitched pieces. So now for part 4 and the first one of the bird motifs.

Hope your week has gone reasonably well and you have at least enjoyed your stitching. 

For those of you who have joined in my SAL for this year with my colourful birds and blackwork flowers then this Friday, 1st May the next one...

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LJT Blackwork part series Summer 3

21st Apr 2020

This third motif will now complete your first three sections so you will be able to see the design beginning to emerge for our Summer sampler.

I do hope that all of you have had a reasonable week in these troubled times and that the stitching helps keep you calm.

Lovely to see your progress and I will look forward to seeing more pictures from you in the week ahead.

Take care,


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