One by one we dream Of silken rainbows and painted promises Of wishes fulfilled and fantasies One by one just for me
A courtship of notions Choreographed artistry Symphonies colours sensations Sculpting elegance with grace
One by one melodies of magic Stitched intimately preciously, precisely Decorated with dancing echoes Of delicious memories to be
Love softly imprinted Swathes of rolling landscapes Glistening oceans swirling Floating kisses of blossom shades
One by one senses awaken Transformation in admiration Adorned with glittering appreciation As cloth and body marry and dance in harmony
One by one Each individually Crafted uniquely Just for me

The Luxury Textile Art of Charles and Patricia Lester

The art of Charles and Patricia Lester

The Art of ...

The journey began fifty years ago. A simple desire to create grown up clothes for children developed into the sophisticated luxury women’s wear designed today. One by one, each piece is crafted by hand by our small, specialist team. They produce unusual wearable art for discerning women around the world.

Luxury Wearable Art for Women

Luxurious, elegant and easy to wear. Each piece is crafted individually creating sumptuously sophisticated outfits for women of all shapes, all sizes and from all walks of life. The Lesters’ artistry appeals to those who do not always follow fashion but are instead seeking something that expresses who they are.
Lester Interiors Art

Interiors Art

Unique bespoke art textiles for interior design projects. Luxurious cushions, throws and exotic bed spreads.
Charles and Patricia Lester

About Charles and Patricia Lester

A little something about Charles and Patricia and the history of their work.


Inspired by the quirky, the complex and the simple beauty of nature and all that surrounds them, they have always recorded all that inspires them through their art and photography.
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Where to buy Lester art

Where to Buy

Best places to see the Lester collections and artwork.
How to buy Lester art

How to Buy

Whether you are thinking about buying something ready made or wanting to commission special pieces, then this is what to expect.
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Lester in the press

History - Press & Editorial

Over the years, the Lesters have been featured in around 200 or so publications worldwide. This is a sample list of the editorial they have received.
Journalists and editors

History - Journalists

Some of the top journalists, editors and photographers who have worked with Charles and Patricia over the years.

History - Awards

Some of the awards presented to Charles and Patricia
Lesters in Opera

History - Opera

Costumes and set textiles for opera performances.
Lester in Museums

History - Museums, events & exhibitions

Museum collections, events and exhibitions.
Lesters in film

History - Film

Costumes and textiles for film and television.

Charles and Patricia Lester on Social Media.

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Textile art for interiors is one of our fortes. We are able to create fabrics that will complement a variety of styles, eras and cultures. We can create a gilded and ornate piece in the highly decorative Baroque style as readily as simple and elegant items in modern and classical minimalist styles.

As with our clothing designs you will always find something unusual – from the traditional to the classical, modern to quirky. As well as the luxurious fabrics we also create art pieces to complement the home including sumptuous cushions, bolsters, bed spreads, throws and covers, exotic screens and framed silk art. Amongst these collections there are also the larger exotic silk tapestries and wall hangings which are as inspired as any impressionist or abstract oil painting.

We have a selection of our luxury interior fabrics, throws/bedcovers and cushions in our online shop

If you do not see the item you require online please remember these pieces can be made to commission using a guideline of the colour scheme required.
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Christmas 2016

Christmas is just around the corner and we have a beautiful selection of gifts for your loved ones and you! One of our favourites is the silk pleated evening bags, so delicate and wonderful for all those glamorous Christmas parties. The silk lavender scented bags are a perfect gift also and a good introduction to Charles and Patricia's work, however if you are looking for something really special, our devoré scarves are the ultimate luxury accessory.

If you would prefer any of our products in custom colours or fabrics please get in touch. We would love to create something that is really special to you and your loved ones this season.

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It is the party season and we have a fantastic selection of gowns, jackets and accessories that will see you through Christmas and into the New Year.

If you would like to visit us our studio is open Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.30pm until the 23rd of December. However you can always visit our Online Shop as we will be adding new items regularly before the big day!

You can also call us on 01873 853559, Debbie, Louise and Vikki will be happy to help you make your choice.
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Magical Colour of Fireworks

The season of fireworks is here. You may be eager with anticipation, all wrapped up against the cold waiting for the display to begin, but it is all over too quickly.

They blaze into the sky, shattering into thousands of sparks illuminating the inky black night with dazzling patterns, then shower down over our heads in brilliant colours.

You could have those beautiful colours in your wardrobe to wear whenever you feel like letting your inner sparkle shine through.
These items, along with many others, are on our on-line shop:-

We are still having a 50% discount space making event and if you are a dollar spender the exchange rate is a huge added bonus £1/$1.22 today.

If you need further information about other pieces in the studio or anything else on the on-line shop, feel free to contact us at the Studio on: 01873 853559.

The Studio is open Mon-Fri 10am to 4.30pm and you are most welcome to call in too!
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Beautiful hand pleated silk dress and devore velvet coat by Charles & Patricia Lester available @LibertyLondon CPLester1 photo


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