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Mix and Match Needlework techniques

 

Brought to you by Lesley Teare, not only is this design gorgeous, it's quite a thrill to stitch. You'll be working intricate blackwork motifs of many a kind when stitching the petals of flowers with the black outlines, then switching to regular Cross stitch with Backstitch and French knot highlights, then finally, it's fastforward for the borders and leaf motifs in just plain cross stitch. The stitched piece is just stunning.

Four Blackwork Flowers cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Four Blackwork Flowers
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Four Blackwork Flowers cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Cross stitch and Blackwork

 

Colors sparkle in this stunning summer chart designed by Lesley Teare. Like the other models in the collection it blends two counted stitch techniques, cross-stitch is used for color, and Blackwork for filling flowers with a lace-like effects. 

Blackwork Flowers and Goldfinch cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Flowers and Goldfinch
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Blackwork Flowers and Goldfinch cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


More Birds by Lesley Teare

 

In the same Cross stitch and Blackwork series:

Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Anemones and Blue-Tit zoom 1
Blue-Tit
Lesley Teare Designs - Clematis Flower and Great Tit zoom 1
Great Tit
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Iris and Kingfisher zoom 1
Kingfisher
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Flower with Wren zoom 1 (blackwork chart)
Wren

 

>> see all cross stitch patterns with Birds by Lesley Teare Designs


Creative Gardening projects by Lesley Teare

 

No need to grab your gloves and tools to start gardening. Keep your hands clean and stick to your stitching with these two lovely projects by Lesley Teare.

The seed packets open amazing creative possibilities such as greeting cards with packs filled with actual grains, as a gift for a gardener friend - or a decorative box frame with the packs displayed side by side - or a gardening apron with 3 pockets. The possibilities are endless.

Seed Packets cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Seed Packets
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Seed Packets cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom2Seed Packets cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom3Seed Packets cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom4

 

Garden in a teapot

 

The third design of a Garden in a teapot series is now available. Decorative and wonderful fun to stitch. 


Garden Days (detail)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Garden Days cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1
Lesley Teare Designs - Cottage Teapot (cross stitch chart)
Cottage Teapot
Lesley Teare Designs
Lesley Teare Designs - Garden days (cross stitch chart)
Garden days
Lesley Teare Designs

Lesley Teare Designs - The potting Shed (cross stitch chart)
The potting Shed
Lesley Teare Designs

Mad as a March hare

 

Did you know the origin of this expression? Designer Lesley Teare delights us once more with her stunning portraits of animals.

Hares boxing cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Hares boxing
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Hares boxing cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all patterns with hares and rabbits (all designers)


 

Blackwork Easter mini motifs

 

Would you like to have a go at Blackwork? Here are some great project ideas that are quick to stitch and can make cute little greeting cards, just in time for Easter.

Blackwork Easter designs cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Easter designs
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Blackwork Easter designs cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Cross stitching for little ones

 

Just to looking at these baby animals charts and their beautiful range of soft colors, makes you want to stitch for a little one. These patterns stem from a creative idea by Lesley Teare to reproduce in cross stitch the effects of patchwork, with "printed fabric" silhouettes applied "appliqué style" on the background fabric. 

Floral Cuties cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Floral Cuties
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Floral Cuties cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Child and Baby patterns by Lesley Teare


 

Fairy Greetings

 

Celebrate friend and family Birthdays in stitches - all year round. Here is the first set in a series of Birthday cards by Lesley Teare, to stitch for every month of the year. 

Birthday Fairies (January to April) cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Birthday Fairies (January to April)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Birthday Fairies (January to April) cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Greeting and Birthday card patterns (all designers)


 

Spring Flowers and outstanding Anemones

 

There could be no further contrast between the spring flowers in the background - sweet daffoldills, primroses and pansies, worked in cross stitch in warm yellows, and these striking purple anemones. Lesley Teare's signature Blackwork style is full of inventive little motifs that add texture and impact to her designs.  

Blackwork Anemones & Blue Tit cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Anemones & Blue Tit
Counted cross stitch and Blackwork pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Blackwork Anemones & Blue Tit cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare Designs

>> see more Bird patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


Lovebirds

 

She all shy and pensive, he looking distracted and pretending he doesn't notice. This design speaks for itself doesn't it?  A cheerful and decorative design by Lesley Teare

Birdie Duo cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Birdie Duo
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Birdie Duo cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

Winter Flowers

 

Add some color into your house with a pretty little cross stitch wreath and a surprise visitor. By Lesley Teare.

December Flowers cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare

December Flowers
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare
December Flowers cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare, zoom 1

 

White, with a tiny touch of red

 

An elegant Christmas cross stitch design by Lesley Teare, in a beautiful harmony of natural colors - white on linen, with just that tiny touch of red. Can you spot it? 

Snow Deer cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare

Snow Deer
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare
Snow Deer cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare, zoom 1

>> see all Christmas patterns by Lesley Teare


 

18th century motifs

 

Two remarkable motifs: A Toile de Jouy pattern, among the most popular French textiles of the time, and a still life with a shoe typical of those worn at the 18th century court. Both beautifully charted into cross stitch by Lesley Teare

Lesley Teare Designs - Toile de Jouy Design (cross stitch chart)
Toile de Jouy Design
Lesley Teare
Lesley Teare Designs - Toile de Jouy Design zoom 1 (cross stitch chart) (detail) Lesley Teare Designs - 18th century Lace shoe (cross stitch chart)
18th century Lace shoe
Lesley Teare
Lesley Teare Designs - 18th century Lace shoe zoom 1 (cross stitch chart) (detail)

 

Exquisitely Designed Angel

 

Here are some photos of an exceptional piece by Lesley Teare. Check out the wonderful detail of the angel's face, the luminous golden wings or the fine detail of the dress and laced boots. Each tiny section of the work will bring hours of pleasure.

Folk Art Angel cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Folk Art Angel
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Folk Art Angel cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1
Folk Art Angel cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1Folk Art Angel cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1Folk Art Angel cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

Nature's Christmas

 

More delightful Lesley Teare patterns have been added lately to our website, including these 3 works inspired by Mother Nature.

Lesley Teare Designs - Nature's Christmas (cross stitch chart)
Nature's Christmas
Lesley Teare Designs - Robin with Christmas Roses (cross stitch chart)
Robin with Christmas Roses
Lesley Teare Designs - Christmas Robin (cross stitch chart)
Christmas Robin

New photos of the Holly Girl

 

We've received some new photos of the Lesley Teare's Holly Girl stitched on natural raw linen over two (instead of white fabric). She was stitched by Marie-Claude who decided to add little snow flakes in the background. Well, well done Marie-Claude and thank you for sending your picture!

Holly Girl cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Holly Girl
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Holly Girl cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Christmas patterns by Lesley Teare


 

Cosy cottage

 

Snug and cosy, here's a little cottage that's housed in a teapot. It's filled with pretty detail and will welcome visitors into your home on a cheerful note. A design by Lesley Teare.

Cottage Teapot cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs

Cottage Teapot
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs
Cottage Teapot cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs, zoom 1

 

Back from the Vegetable market

 

A is for zucchini, B is for Broccoli, C is for cauliflower... by the time you get to Zucchini, not doubt you will have had your recommended five veggies a day!

Stitch as a sampler or make pretty gifts for friends combining letters such as customized aprons, pot holders and hand towels.

Vegetable Alphabet cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs

Vegetable Alphabet
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs
Vegetable Alphabet cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs, zoom 1

Once upon a time... there were two mermaids

 

Two portraits by Lesley Teare and two very different mermaids.

The first mermaid is a mesmerizing beauty, no doubt capable of bewitching any sailor bold enough to attempt to navigate the mysterious waters that surround her.

Mermaid and Water Nymphs cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Mermaid and Water Nymphs
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Mermaid and Water Nymphs cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 

The other little mermaid, straight out of Hans Christian Andersen's well-known fairy tale, is deep in her underwater palace and dreaming of meeting Prince Charming.

Fantasy Mermaid cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Fantasy Mermaid
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Fantasy Mermaid cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all patterns with mermaids (all designers)


 

Bizarre Beauty

 

There are sometime bizarre phenomenons in nature. The seashorse for instance is actually a fish, looking like a seashell and with a horse's head, which is why its also called the hippocampus. It's strange body is depicted here in amazing detail, with bold colors that enhance its singular form.

Seahorse cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Seahorse
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Seahorse cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by Lesley Teare Designs

>> see all the latest news for Lesley Teare Designs


 

Taking a little Break

 

There's always a little story behind Lesley Teare's portraits. Where has this young lady come from, smartly dressed and taking off her shoes at the far end of the garden, among the hollyhocks... We'll leave it to your imagination while you cross stitch this pretty portrait.

Summer Breeze cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Summer Breeze
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Summer Breeze cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more portrait patterns by Lesley Teare Designs

>> see all the latest news for Lesley Teare Designs


 

By the ramparts of Seville

 

A dazzling Carmen, in a cross stitch portrait enhanced with beads. The black lace effect, framing the embroidery, is a clever combination of cross stitch and backstitch. But the highlight of the embroidery is no doubt the black fan with gold threads motifs, and the exquisite face of the dancer.

This is an exceptional piece of needlework, brought to you by Lesley Teare.

Spanish Dancer cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Spanish Dancer
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Spanish Dancer cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all figure and portrait designs by Lesley Teare


 

Lady in Black

 

An elegant black sheath dress, a delicate profile, garlands of flowers and butterflies, all of this is achieved through the technique of Blackwork. The basis of the Blackwork is backstitch, thanks to which designs of remarkable precision, including delicate lines, can be created.

 

The great advantage of Blackwork, compared to traditional embroidery, is that it is a counted technique. As with cross stitch, the needle is guided with absolute precision by the warp and weft threads of the fabric, ensuring a perfectly identical reproduction of the initial design.

Blackwork Lady cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Lady
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Blackwork Lady cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 


 

Mini motifs

 

To get started, what better than a chart chockfull of mini patterns, including a couple of tiny ones, perfect for scissor fobs, to some large enough to decorate a greeting card or a pincushion. Lesley Teare likes to combine Blackwork and Color. These cheerful motifs are full of birds, butterflies and flowers.

30 mini motifs - Blackwork & Color cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

30 mini motifs - Blackwork & Color
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
30 mini motifs - Blackwork & Color cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 


 

Design - inspired by nature

 

Nature has always been, and will probably remain, the main inspiration for embroidery. So when a skilled needlework designer such Lesley Teare, a keen observer of birds, lets herself be carried away by her inspiration, great things happen. A great tit appears in cross stitch, a clematis flower blooms in Blackwork, colors blend seamlessly, the background fills with butterflies and life. A small masterpiece is born.

Clematis Flower & Great Tit cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Clematis Flower & Great Tit
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Clematis Flower & Great Tit cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 

More nature inspired blends of Blackwork & Cross stitch

 

Here the focus is on the colorful kingfisher. Blackwork flowers spout from all around, mimicking nature's lush pondside plant life.  Once again, cross stitch and Blackwork blend seamlessly, through the clever use of color.

Blackwork Iris & Kingfisher cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Iris & Kingfisher
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Blackwork Iris & Kingfisher cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all bird patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Blackwork & Color

 

More patterns in the same Blackwork & Color series.

Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Flower with Wren (blackwork chart)
Blackwork Flower with Wren
Lesley Teare Designs - Poppy Blackwork (cross stitch chart)
Poppy Blackwork
Lesley Teare Designs - Flower & Butterflies Blackwork (cross stitch chart)
Flower & Butterflies Blackwork
Lesley Teare Designs - Flower & Dragonfly Blackwork (cross stitch chart)
Flower & Dragonfly Blackwork

 


 

Blackwork & Butterfly card - revisited

 

It is always fascinating to see how a design can "live" as it is recreated by each stitcher. Sometimes the pattern is worked exactly as stated in the design, and sometimes the stitcher will make her own interpretation. Here is an example of how Lesley Teare's original design - stitched on white in the top left corner - was interpreted by Marie-Christiane.

As you will see, there are a number of variations that the stitcher applied to the design. A different color background, replacing some stitches with beads, etc. "Lesley's patterns are a treat to stitch." says Marie Christiane. We find her stitched piece exquisite, don't you?

Blackwork Butterfly cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Butterfly cards

Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

(original pattern featured left)

Blackwork Butterfly cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

Marie Christiane  is a very talented and skilful stitcher. She has a Flickr account Marie-Christiane @ GATACA1952 showing all her needlework  projects.  We highly recommend you pay it a visit.

Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Butterfly cards (cross stitch chart) Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Butterfly cards (cross stitch chart) Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Butterfly cards (cross stitch chart)

 

More Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare

Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Dragon zoom 1
Blackwork Dragon
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Shoes zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork Shoes
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork angel (Blackwork chart)
Blackwork angel
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Flowers with birds zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork Flowers with birds

 

>> see all Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare


 

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