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 forĀ film and television.

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A new collection is now available at Liberty London in readiness for the Autumn season. If you need any further information on what is currently available in Liberty or at the Studio here in Abergavenny, please feel free to email us at: or Telephone: 01873 853559 ... See MoreSee Less

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This is another painting by my great grandfather which I used to show how our fabrics can work with any period in history. It has been an interesting exercise especially finding some pictures by my great grandfather who is better known for seascapes. ... See MoreSee Less

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I don't know if I have said before - the picture in the centre above is by my great grandfather that I found when doing research for 'the project' John Cheltenham Wake - I was Patricia Wake. ... See MoreSee Less

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Some examples of the kind of things we have on the on-line shop - trying to self-fund for a new adventure - so take advantage now while we attempt to make this new journey! ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 1:02am
New Charles & Patricia Lester Autumn/Winter Collection available to view at @LibertyLondon @CPLester1 @Art_Wear CPLester1 photo
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 12:36am
Beautiful hand pleated silk dress and devore velvet coat by Charles & Patricia Lester available @LibertyLondon CPLester1 photo
Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 1:22am
Summer Sale now open to public view #luxurycouture #luxury #fashion #wearableart
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Know of a mature, experienced #secretary #admin #assistant who'd like new #job in #Abergavenny #luxury #fashion?


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