Les Designs has been active for more than 25 years. Les Designs produces kits, books and textured threads covering a range of skills from appliqué and patchwork to three-dimensional hand embroidery. Over the years Lesley and Nikki have extended their range of stitching skills from machine to handwork. They share a passion for freestyle embroidery and have developed unique approaches to the delivery of their the craft.
One of the many exciting aspects of the range of products from Les Designs is three-dimensional, free-style hand embroidery, experimenting with texture using creative threads. Mixing the media allows a freedom of expression and the many techniques incorporated are: appliqué, barbola, beads, crewel stitches, felt work, photo-transfer, ribbon work, stumpwork, textured threads, traditional embroidery, trapunto quilting and interpretation of inspiration.
Many different types of stitches appear in the books and kits. To mention but a few: cast-on buttonhole, drizzle stitch with beads, parma stitch, picot, raised chain, etc. The needlework offers simple designs for beginners, which incorporate flora and fauna, and more advanced designs with many different techniques and varied themes.
Just stitch with Les Designs!