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.

Inspirations

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.
Lesters Newsletter

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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.
Contact the Lesters

Contact

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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.
Awards

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.

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Saturday, November 28th, 2020 at 5:27pm
Now with correct links - A personal update about our telephones from Patricia - https://t.co/OYEtNCoNQc https://t.co/4hL9iIhIAm CPLester1 photo
Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 1:22pm
We've got no internet! So if you need to contact us, use Charles' mobile (details in newsletter).
In the meantime, we have a sale and have launched a new range of products. Follow the link to read our latest updates & about our solution for the boxes - https://t.co/Ii6JLHnZgR https://t.co/laKHcNP2OB
CPLester1 photo
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 at 12:10pm
Boxed in, lockdown creativity! How are you doing? - https://t.co/7SqjMvw8d2 This has been our house arrest strategy and us learning to cope with a different lifestyle while experimenting with new ideas https://t.co/halIiiqakv CPLester1 photo
Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 1:52pm
Green ferns. Beautiful rosette of emerald fronds radiating out, reaching for the sunlight. The ferns in our woods are looking fabulous in the dappled light.
#emeraldgreen #woodlandferns #designinspirationshttps://t.co/XBZeJZgUAy
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 6:57am
Hidden under the artichokes are these balls of sunshine. No vegetable garden should ever be without marigolds. They support the ecosystem naturally and very effectively. They repel aphids, mosquitoes and evidently… https://t.co/geTeKWWR1r
Monday, May 11th, 2020 at 9:48am
The colour and design of the aquilegia flowers are amazing. They appeared so quickly and burst into flower from nowhere. Just love that they appear in so many colour combinations. Always providing more… https://t.co/uXMUIkdou7
Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at 10:24am
The Chapel Folly doorway framing a view of the pond beyond. This is a part of the ruined chapel that we built in the garden with stone reclaimed from a building that was taken down some years ago. It’s design to… https://t.co/SrOV5WxTA2
Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 8:50am
It’s impossible to not believe in magic at this time of year when everything explodes from a state of death and hibernation into the most abundant and vibrant life and vitality. This is a part of our driveway to our… https://t.co/M7bzEZHky3
Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 at 1:26pm
The purple sprouting in the #vegetablegarden is definitely past its best but the insects especially the #bees love it so it’s staying there for the moment. Can’t help but love the delicate tones of soft yellow… https://t.co/xvKNF2UJis
Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 at 6:54am
Don’t you just love these colours? The soft greens, pinks, purples with hints of turquoise are just so much more interesting combined together than plain flat colours. I’m sure we have some cloth painted in these… https://t.co/e2yojIv7Wj
Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at 3:43pm
Layers of pleated petals inspire thoughts of full skirts with pleats of silk. Light, translucent and with a glow of surreal light. Welsh Poppy Gold has to be a colour to add to the collections.
#natureinspiredhttps://t.co/FDUHuHbGbV
Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 at 10:11am
Today it’s making more scrubs washbags for care workers and nhs staff. The local initiative to support our front line key-workers has been incredibly inspiring and moving. We have donated some fabric and Georgina has… https://t.co/pLVZCFcXB4
Monday, April 27th, 2020 at 9:30am
Hand painting fabric in new ways is definitely on the agenda. This morning we have been talking about doing more painting to not only evolve our skills but to explore different ways to achieve different effects.… https://t.co/5V8hilBylL
Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at 9:23am
Fashion designer and her dog Beetle planting vegetables in the garden. This isn’t because of vivid lockdown rather a part of a life long passion for gardening and growing our own vegetables. Patricia has always… https://t.co/rmASvpKTPN
Friday, April 24th, 2020 at 1:36pm
We might be in lockdown but the vegetable garden is taking shape nicely. Peas, beans, broad beans, chard/spinach, salsify, potatoes, broccoli, leeks, welsh garlic or is that welsh onions, cardoons all flourishing in… https://t.co/5V2awQ0EPo
Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at 11:16am
We are gradually getting into some sort of new routine and creative ideas are flowing although having to be careful to not let our imaginations go too mad just yet. What creative projects have you been working on? We'd love to see!
Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at 4:40pm
We have decided to close our doors to the public and retreat into our creative den for a while during these extraordinary times

It is going to take some time to settle into our new routines so please bear with us while we get ourselves organised - https://t.co/wrNloqeK9H https://t.co/ibFbqNDIFo
CPLester1 photo
Saturday, November 28th, 2020 at 5:27pm
Now with correct links - A personal update about our telephones from Patricia - https://t.co/OYEtNCoNQc https://t.co/4hL9iIhIAm CPLester1 photo
Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 1:22pm
We've got no internet! So if you need to contact us, use Charles' mobile (details in newsletter).
In the meantime, we have a sale and have launched a new range of products. Follow the link to read our latest updates & about our solution for the boxes - https://t.co/Ii6JLHnZgR https://t.co/laKHcNP2OB
CPLester1 photo
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 at 12:10pm
Boxed in, lockdown creativity! How are you doing? - https://t.co/7SqjMvw8d2 This has been our house arrest strategy and us learning to cope with a different lifestyle while experimenting with new ideas https://t.co/halIiiqakv CPLester1 photo
Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 1:52pm
Green ferns. Beautiful rosette of emerald fronds radiating out, reaching for the sunlight. The ferns in our woods are looking fabulous in the dappled light.
#emeraldgreen #woodlandferns #designinspirationshttps://t.co/XBZeJZgUAy
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 6:57am
Hidden under the artichokes are these balls of sunshine. No vegetable garden should ever be without marigolds. They support the ecosystem naturally and very effectively. They repel aphids, mosquitoes and evidently… https://t.co/geTeKWWR1r

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