Wednesday, 24 October 2018

What a great time we had at the London Knitting and Stitching Show 2018

The Team: Nikki, Edward, Sue and Janet

Such a busy stand TGE61


Nikki is demonstrating one of the techniques out of their book 'Delicious Embroidery' called the photo transfer technique.


Many friends and fellow stitchers came to visit.

Nikki is demonstrating one of the techniques out of their book 'Delicious Embroidery' called the mixed media felting technique.


Nikki signing lots of books on the stand.

Les and Nikki at the Ighali Convention in Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome to the Ighali Convention. Enjoy perusing the photos of fun workshops delivered by Nikki and Les.

Mike, our experienced assistant, is demonstrating our fabulous photo transfer method!

Monday, 8 October 2018

Les Designs

All the designs are available as pattern and print or full kits.

Pattern and print designs include the instruction booklet, colour photo and a silk screen of the design.

The full kit includes the instruction booklet, colour photo, background fabrics and all the threads and notions needed to complete the pattern.

For prices and further details please email info@les-designs.com

Monday, 2 November 2015

Courses in Felting and Natural Dyeing, Hong Kong

During November Nikki has invited fibre artist, Debbie Leung, to give a fantastic selection of felting and dyeing classes at her studies.

Her fibre journey:

Fibre is an exquisite medium for self expression. Regardless its origin, whether from nature or from high tech innovation, it is there for us to improve our lives both functionally and aesthetically. It is the application aspect of this medium that appeals to me enormously. On the one hand, I admire tradition and culture, which is the accumulation of human civilisation. On the other, I feel able to indulge in what the latest technology offers. By incorporating both, creativity is unrestricted. Fibre art allows me to express myself and I hope you enjoy will enjoy it too.

Debbie will be giving a series of three sessions:

Natural Dye:  3 Sessions - November 12th, 19th, 26th   2pm - 9pm (Thursdays)
(Costs: tuition $990, materials $700)

Felt Flowers: 2 Sessions - November 15th, 22nd 10am - 1pm  (Sundays)
(Costs: tuition $660, materials 400)

Felt Jewelry and Accessories: 3 sessions - November 11th, 18th, 25th, 9.30am -12.30pm (Thursdays)
(Costs: tuition $990 materials $600)

Monday, 12 October 2015

A Successful London Show

Nikki and Les's stand at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace was a resounding success. A huge number of people came up to them to say how much they loved the work and lots of friends and past pupils popped their heads in to say hello.

Clara Poon, a pupil of Nikki's who is now working in London popped in to say hello.

Here is some of the beautiful work that was on display at their stand, 'A Tribute to Ancient Inspirations: East meets West.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Knitting and Stitching Shows 2015 - London (Oct) and Dublin (Nov)

LesDesigns are going to be exhibiting at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London and Dublin. They are doing a wonderful display called A Tribute to Ancient Inspiration: East meets West.

Do go along and have a look. Here are the links to the two shows:

London from the 7th to the 11th October at Alexandra Palace, London:

Dublin from the 12th to the 15th November at Simmonscourt, RDS, Dubin:

Friday, 12 September 2014

Delicious Embroidery now available in Hong Kong

Les and Nikki have just brought out their new book, Delicious Embroidery. To buy it online go to the Publications  page.

Delicious Embroidery is the coming together of mother and daughter and east meets west. The common denominator is a passion for the art of embroidery. Our new flavours (technique chapter) has evolved as a result of our worldwide embroidery tutorials and the generosity of our incredible needlework students.

Lesley (South Africa) and Nikki (Hong Kong) take you on a gastronomic feast. Enjoy delicious techniques and the menu of 18 projects. From simple to extravagant, the design application ranges from breakfast to lunch or supper.

The world of embroidery is your oyster; we hope this book whets your appetite ...