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Blackwork gains color

 

Don't be detered by it's name. Blackwork is a counted stitch technique that involves basically backstitch. And while traditionally it was worked in black thread, modern designers add a new twist and more fun by using color. Brought to you by expert needlework designer Lesley Teare, these cute little spring motifs are perfect for giving it a try!

 

Blackwork Spring Flowers, cross stitch pattern, by Lesley Teare


Blackwork Spring Flowers

Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare

Blackwork Spring Flowers, cross stitch pattern, by Lesley Teare (zoom)


More Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare

 

Blackwork Spring Design, cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Spring Design

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

30 mini-motifs: Blackwork&Color

Hibiscus ann Hummingbird, cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Hibiscus and Hummingbird

Four Blackwork Flowers, cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Four Blackwork Flowers

 

>> see all Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare


Lesley Teare Bird SALs

 

2024 is an exciting year for stitchers with two year-long Stitch-along patterns by Lesley Teare. Attentive to stitchers preferences, she has completed two different designs, one with birds native to North America, the other to the British Isles. You can now stitch either pattern, or decide to do both!

A keen observer of birds, the designer has rendered them in lovely bright colors and rich detail.

 

The two first parts of each SAL is now available and here is a sneak preview of the first birds.
The next parts will be released as of March 1st 2024.

American Birds 2024 SAL cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

American Birds 2024 SAL

Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

 

The first bird is the Blue Jay.

The 2nd is the American Goldfinch

American Birds 2024 SAL cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1
British Bird 2024 SAL cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

British Bird 2024 SAL

Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

 

The first motif is a pair of Pigeons.

The 2nd bird is a Swallow

British Bird 2024 SAL cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Bird patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Christmas in the Woods

 

Lesley Teare's latest cross stitch release pictures all the woodland animals busying themselves in preparation for the Christmas party. The owl, reindeer and deer are dressed in their finest attire, the rabbit and squirrel are bringing gifts and ornaments while the robin entertains them all with cheerful Christmas carols.

 

Xmas Woodland Cuties cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Xmas Woodland Cuties
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Xmas Woodland Cuties, cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs (zoom)


Wildflower season, by Lesley Teare Designs

 

In the manner of botanical plates, complete with their Latin names, here are four pretty wildflowers - columbine, pansy, meadow geranium and bellflower - in a richly detailed chart by Lesley Teare.

 

Complex in appearance, each pattern is only full cross stitches, with just a couple of backstitches and French knots, which will make them accessible even to a beginner cross stitcher. 

Wildflowers, cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Wildflowers
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Wildflowers, cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs (zoom)
 

Monday's Child is fair of Face

 

A popular nursery rhyme and a fun way for children to learn the days of the week, sweetly illustrated by Lesley Teare in cross stitch.

Nursery Rhyme (Monday's Child), cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Nursery Rhyme (Monday's Child)
Cross stitch pattern, by Lesley Teare Designs
Nursery Rhyme (Monday's Child), cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

 


Alphabet patterns by Lesley Teare

 

We have just released three new alphabet designs by Lesley Teare. All patterns can be stitched as a whole, for their decorative effect. You can also use them to personalise objects of your choice, adding initials on the flap of a hand-made pouch, gifting a pair of His and Hers towels with a couple's initials, or creating a bedroom name plaque for each of your (grand)children. We carry a lovely selection of Lesley Teare Alphabet. Do check them out!

Lesley Teare Designs : Alphabet Illuminated initials (counted cross stitch pattern)(zoom)

Alphabet Illuminated initials

Lesley Teare Designs : Floral Alphabet Sampler (counted cross stitch pattern)(zoom)Floral Alphabet Sampler

Lesley Teare Designs : Alphabet British Butterflies (counted cross stitch pattern)(zoom)

Alphabet British Butterflies

Lesley Teare Designs : Vegetable Alphabet (counted cross stitch pattern)(zoom)

Vegetable Alphabet

 

>> see all Alphabet patterns created by Lesley Teare Designs



Love blooming in a spring garden

 

Love knots are symbols of the unbreakable bond between lovers. Associating flowers with each kind of love, Lesley Teare portrays the innocence of first love, hopelessness of unrequited love, thrill of secret love and happiness of eternal love as if they were gardens. The four cross stitch motifs combine into a cheerful and decorative sampler evocative of a spring. So why not stitch them all and keep them guessing?

 

Lesley Teare Designs - Knot Love Garden Cards (cross stitch chart)
Knot Love Garden Cards
Lesley Teare Designs - Detail: First Love (cross stitch chart)
Detail: First Love
Lesley Teare Designs - Detail: Eternal Love (cross stitch chart)
Detail: Eternal Love
Lesley Teare Designs - Detail: Secret Love (cross stitch chart )
Detail: Secret Love

 


 

Home is where we nest

 

Twelve nesting birds, each in a different home, be it a basket, watering can or teapot. This detail-rich design* comes with a motif relating to each month of the year. Make it unique by stitching on the background fabric of your choice.

*Initially the 2022 Lesley Teare SAL

Birds Homes cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Birds Homes
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Birds Homes cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 


 

More Year-round patterns by Lesley Teare

 

A pair of matching seasonal houses, one Shaker style, one with Georgian houses.

Lesley Teare Designs - Seasonal Shaker style sampler (cross stitch chart)

Seasonal Shaker style sampler

Lesley Teare Designs - Georgian Garden Sampler (cross stitch chart)
Georgian Garden Sampler

and a tall banner shaped sampler with rows of seasonal motifs interspersed with poetic quotes.

Lesley Teare Designs - All in a Year Sampler (cross stitch chart)
All in a Year Sampler

(detail top section)

Lesley Teare Designs - All in a Year Sampler (middle section) (cross stitch chart)
All in a Year Sampler

(detail middle section)

Lesley Teare Designs - All in a Year Sampler (lower section) (cross stitch chart)
All in a Year Sampler

(detail lower section)

A a quartet of quaker star houses and their garden, with variations between the seasons. 

Lesley Teare Designs - Seasonal Sampler Spring (cross stitch chart)
Seasonal Sampler Spring
Lesley Teare Designs - Seasonal Sampler Summer (cross stitch chart)
Seasonal Sampler Summer
Lesley Teare Designs - Seasonal Sampler Autumn (cross stitch chart)
Seasonal Sampler Autumn

Lesley Teare Designs - Seasonal Sampler Winter (cross stitch chart )
Seasonal Sampler Winter

>> see all Year-round patterns by Lesley Teare


 

Cat-chy Christmas Quotes

 

Fun cat and kitten motifs with catchy quotes, ideal for greeting cards or small Christmas ornaments. Delight your cat-lover friends with a hand stitched card sent with all your love. Cross stitch chart designed by Lesley Teare.

Festive Cats (6 Christmas motifs) cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Festive Cats (6 Christmas motifs)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Festive Cats (6 Christmas motifs) cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Christmas patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

New Greeting Cards by Lesley Teare

 

The wreaths will fit nicely within a 3 inch hoop. Teddy however is so busy discovering the presents under the Christmas tree that he bursts out of his frame.

Lesley Teare Designs - Christmas Wreath Cards (cross stitch chart)
Christmas Wreath Cards

Lesley Teare Designs - Christmas Wreath Cards (cross stitch chart)
Christmas Wreath Cards (detail)

Lesley Teare Designs - Small Teddy Cards (cross stitch chart)
Small Teddy Cards

Lesley Teare Designs - Small Teddy Cards (cross stitch chart)
Small Teddy Cards (detail)

>> see all Greeting card and mini motif patterns (all designers)


The Twelve Days of Christmas in cross stitch

 

Lesley Teare Designs - Twelve days of Christmas zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Twelve days of Christmas
Lesley Teare Designs

Lesley Teare Designs - Twelve days of Christmas zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Twelve days of Christmas
Lesley Teare Designs

Nativity in cross stitch

From Greeting cards to large nativity samplers, the choice is yours. Discover three new nativity designs by Lesley Teare.

Lesley Teare Designs - Small Nativity Cards (cross stitch chart)
Small Nativity Cards

 

Lesley Teare Designs - Nativity Cards (set of 4 scenes) (cross stitch chart)
Nativity (set of 4 scenes)

 

Lesley Teare Designs - ABC Nativity Sampler (cross stitch chart)
ABC Nativity Sampler

 

Lesley Teare Designs - Unto us a Child is born (cross stitch chart )
Unto us a Child is born

 


 

Stained Glass windows

 

These cards have been designed on the manner of stained glass church windows where colored glass panes are assembled with lead, letting through the light from outside.

Similarly the cross stitch version is fully filled with various areas of solid colors and black backstitch lines

Stained Glass Christmas Cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Stained Glass Christmas Cards
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Stained Glass Christmas Cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Christmas patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Woodlands, riverside and seashore

 

A keen observer of wildlife, Lesley Teare brings to us four delightful samplers depicting different natural settings. You will appreciate cross stitching all the fun detail, as well as the beautiful warm tones set against the natural background.

Woodland sampler cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Woodland sampler
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Woodland sampler cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 

Lesley Teare Designs - Country Garden Sampler (cross stitch chart)
Country Garden Sampler
Lesley Teare Designs - Riverside Sampler (cross stitch chart)
Riverside Sampler
Lesley Teare Designs - Seaside Sampler (cross stitch chart)
Seaside Sampler

 


 

Fall Splendor

 

We love this Quilt style sampler celebrating each new season, a creative idea by Lesley Teare. This is the third in the series and features lovely warm autumn colors, mature fruit, honey bees and little squirrels harvesting acorns. The Winter pattern will follow shortly so you can complete the whole series.

seasonal Sampler Autumn cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Seasonal Sampler Autumn
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
seasonal Sampler Autumn cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 


 

Year-Round Blackwork

 

With the Autumn Blackwork design, Lesley Teare's seasonal Blackwork series is now complete. This cute patterns can be rotated on display in your home, to mark every season.

Blackwork Autumn Design cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Autumn Design
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Blackwork Autumn Design cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Winter pattern (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork Winter pattern
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Spring pattern (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork Spring pattern
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Summer pattern (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork Summer pattern

>> see all Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare


Graceful Dragonflies

 

This cross stitch alphabet by Lesley Teare comes in wonderful aqua green and blue colors, not only of the dragonflies themselves, but also echoed in the changing colors of each letter. 

Dragonfly Alphabet cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs

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

Summer patterns by Lesley Teare

 

xxx - Blackwork Summer design (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork Summer design

 

xxx - Seasonal Sampler Summer (cross stitch chart)
Seasonal Sampler Summer

 

xxx - Blackwork with Summer flowers (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork with Summer flowers

 

I'm a little teapot...

 

...so pretty in yellow with tiny roses motifs that Lesley has chosen to use me as a vase.

March Flowers cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

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

 

More Teapots by Lesley Teare

 

Lesley Teare Designs - Decorative Teapots zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)Lesley Teare Designs - Decorative Teapots zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)Lesley Teare Designs - Decorative Teapots zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)Lesley Teare Designs - Decorative Teapots zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)

Decorative Teapots Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs


Architecture and Styles

 

Designed by Lesley Teare, here are two new samplers paying tribute to different architectural styles.

The first one to late 18th century England when Georgian architectural changed the face of town and country. Four stately homes are pictured in the all-season sampler.

The second sampler is a tribute to the Shaker style of living and features the characteristic dwellings of Shaker communities established in North America.

Georgian Garden sampler cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Georgian Garden sampler
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Georgian Garden sampler cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1
Shaker style sampler cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Shaker style sampler
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Shaker style sampler cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

Spring is in the air

 

How better to convey the feeling of spring than with this lovely pale yellow contrasting against the darker natural background. This pattern is part of a series of four, one for each season. Watch out for the next releases. A cross stitch design by Lesley Teare.

Seasonal Sampler Spring cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs

Seasonal Sampler Spring
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs
Seasonal Sampler Spring cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare designs, zoom 1

 

Small Spring and Easter Motifs by Lesley Teare

 

These designs by Lesley Teare are all between 20 and 55 stitches wide or high and will measure between 2 and 4 inches wide/high on 14ct. Ideal for all small projects: Easter ornaments, greeting cards, gift tags, fridge magnets, table decoration and garlands.

Lesley Teare Designs - 30 Spring flower motifs zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
30 Spring flower motifs
Lesley Teare Designs - Easter Egg Cards zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Easter Egg Cards
Lesley Teare Designs - Easter Basket Motifs zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Easter Basket Motifs
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork easter designs (cross stitch pattern chart)
Blackwork Easter designs
Lesley Teare Designs - 30 Blackwork & Color mini motifs  (cross stitch chart)
30 Blackwork & Color mini motifs
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Spring Cards (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork Spring Cards
Lesley Teare Designs - Floral Hearts (cross stitch chart)
Floral Hearts
Lesley Teare Designs - Bird House Tweets (cross stitch chart )
Bird House Tweets

 


 

 

Cups teaming with life

 

These twelve cups* are teeming with life: flowers and fruit, birds, bees and butterflies. In a fun mirror effect the cups themselves are decorated with matching themes. A cross stitch chart designed by Lesley Teare.

* originally the 2021 Lesley Teare SAL

Tea Cup Sampler cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Tea Cup Sampler
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Tea Cup Sampler cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

While we wait for Spring

 

Mellow yellows and mauves contrast with the icy spikes of the blackwork crystals. While winter bites, mother nature is slowly but surely piercing through the snow and timid flowers sprout. A Blackwork and cross stitch design by Lesley Teare.

Winter Blackwork Design cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

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

>> see more Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Lesley Teare's Oriental Crane - revisited in crochet

 

We love it when stitchers come up with creative ideas for using a design to suit their own projects. We just received this message from Delia H who was struck by Lesley' Teare Oriental crane design and decided 
to use as a guide to crochet a panel in her own choice of colors.

"It came out so beautiful, and my 19-year old daughter (who this is for) absolutely LOVES it."

 

Congratulations Delia, and thanks so much for sharing this lovely creative idea.

Oriental Crane cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Oriental Crane
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Oriental Crane cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 


Redwork Christmas

 

What we love about this design by Lesley Teare is that it mixes different colors of Gold and reds, as well as tiny blackwork motifs so that the design is stunning, both seen for afar or very close. 

Winter Sparkle cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Winter Sparkle
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Winter Sparkle cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

More Christmas Blackwork by Lesley Teare

 

Lesley Teare Designs - Three Wise Men - Blackwork zoom 1
Three Wise Men - Blackwork

Lesley Teare Designs - Christmas Birdie Greetings zoom 1
Christmas Birdie Greetings
 (1/4)

Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork angel zoom 1 (Blackwork chart)
Blackwork angel
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Flowers with Robin zoom 1
Blackwork Flowers with Robin

>> see all Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

New Chrismas releases

 

A new version of the 12 days of Christmas is now available from Lesley Teare

Lesley Teare Designs - Twelve Days of Christmas, zoom 1 (Cross stitch chart)
The Twelve Days of Christmas - Lesley Teare Designs

Lesley Teare Designs - Christmas Heart and Flowers (Cross stitch chart)
Christmas Heart and Flowers
Lesley Teare Designs

 

 

Lesley Teare Designs - Christmas Geese (Cross stitch chart)
Christmas Geese
Lesley Teare Designs


Festive Season

 

If you are looking for a Christmas project to cross stitch that will make a powerful visual impact, you might want to consider this floral motif. Designed by Lesley Teare, the pattern has an amazing amount of color and detail, as well as extra glitz with its gold and silver highlights.

Festive Poinsettia decoration cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Festive Poinsettia decoration
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Festive Poinsettia decoration cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Christmas patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


More poinsettia patterns

Lesley Teare Designs - Christmas Garland (cross stitch chart)
Christmas Garland
Lesley Teare Designs - December Flowers (cross stitch chart)
December Flowers

 

Jolly Santa's

 

If you're looking for a cheerful way to stitch away the year, take a peek at these jolly Santas celebrating Christmas on a rooftop. A cross stitch design by Lesley Teare.
Santa Delight cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Santa Delight
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Santa Delight cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Christmas patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

One flower, one bird, two designs

 

When you first see this new release by Lesley Teare, you might wonder if you have seen this little bird before? Well you have! The existing pattern is the Blackwork design, while the new pattern is the cross stitch version. The flowers have acquired a wonderful blue hue and this time the flowers are fitted in a circular frame of smaller flowers. Now it's yours to choose which of the two patterns you'd like to stitch. 

Scabious and Wren cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Scabious and Wren
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Scabious and Wren cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1
Blackwork Scabious and Wren cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teaare Designs

Blackwork Scabious and Wren
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teaare Designs
Blackwork Scabious and Wren cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teaare Designs, zoom 1

 


Stained Glass windows

 

These cards have been designed on the manner of stained glass church windows where colored glass panes are assembled with lead, letting through the light from outside.

Similarly the cross stitch version is fully filled with various areas of solid colors and black backstitch lines

Stained Glass Christmas Cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Stained Glass Christmas Cards
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Stained Glass Christmas Cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Christmas patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


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