Filled with birds and sweet words, this sampler can be stitched as a wedding day gift or to mark an anniversary. It is personalized at the base with the initials of the newly wed and date of the wedding.
How better to preserve lasting memories than to keep them in stitches. Here are two beautiful designs by Lesley Teare that capture the spirit of the moment.
Full of tenderness and sophistication, this superb wedding angel is an exceptional piece of needlework, worthy of being exhibited at the wedding party, for all to see. It will be treasured for years to come.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
For a nature-loving couple, looking for authenticity and simplicity, here's a charming wildflower wreath, in the shape of a heart, with the initials of the couple stitched in a pretty backstitch font in large letters.
Here's the perfect Wedding ring cushion, beautifully detailed and finished into a biscornu shape, with the two rings nested in the center, secured with a pretty organza ribbon bow. The delicate rose design by Faby Reilly looks fabulous on the raw linen fabric.
A hand made garter for the bride, bridesmaids' pouches that match the wedding ring cushion, a hand stitched photo frame.... there are many ways you can add your personal touch and make your wedding gifts unique.
Here are some more great wedding gift ideas. Using this precious alphabet designed by Lesley Teare, how about stitching initials on some bath towels, bed linen or table linen. Handy ready-to-stitch towels are available for bathroom items. You can also use waste canvas or soluble canvas to stitch on pillows, bed sheets, napkins and handkerchiefs.
Quick to stitch, mini motifs are ideal for making little gifts, maybe a little frame as a thank you for an invitation to a wedding for instance, but also for marking a wedding anniversary. This cross stitch chart designed by Lesley Teare includes a lovely alphabet.