Lesley Teare Designs
2020 Stitch Along
Birds and Blackwork Flowers
CROSS STITCH AND BLACKWORK PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Lesley Teare Designs
Lesley Teare's exciting new SAL to be released monthly in 12 parts throughout 2020. Featured below is a part of the January Bird and Blackwork Flower motif. More images will be added as each part becomes available each month.
The design includes 12 boxes or windows, with delightful little birds moving about, flying in and out or unsteadily perched on a flower. Colors are fresh and vibrant, contrasting with the black outlines.
The piece is worked in mixed techniques. All color parts are stitched in cross stitch (with some fractional stitches for detail). Flower petals by contrast are filled with lace-like Blackwork mini motifs, in Lesley Teare's signature style.
Blackwork is a counted thread needlework technique worked in backstitch or double running stitch (see link below for detailed information). Blackwork motifs appear as a line on the chart, similar to backstitch on a regular cross stitch chart.
>> find out more about Blackwork
Fabric wise, the designer recommends stitching on 14ct white Aida or 28ct white linen or evenweave.
SAL release dates
Each of the 12 charts is released as of the first of each month as of Jan 1st 2020. If you missed the Jan 1st start, no worries, you can "catch up" at any time during the year.
The complete chart will be available as of December 1st 2020.
Download your chart each month in the SAL Subscriptions section (sign in required).
A color key and overall frame chart is provided so your can get your project ready ahead of time.
Chart info & Needlework supplies for the full SAL pattern:
Full design size in stitches: 238 x 206 - each part is 58 x 66
Needlework fabric: 14ct Aida, 28ct Linen or Evenweave, white
Size (on 14ct/28ct): 17 x 14.7 inch (42.2 x 37.4 cm)
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch, French Knots, Fractional stitches
Threads: DMC stranded cotton. Optional for Black outline: DMC Pearl cotton in size 8 can be substituted for 2 strands of DMC stranded cotton
Number of colors: 20 - Download Color key
Themes: birds, flowers, needlework techniques, purple, green, aqua, lime, orange
>> see all Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare Designs
>> see all Bird patterns by Lesley Teare Designs
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