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.

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Website Construction/Management, E-Commerce,
SEO and IT Support

This is a valuable and rare opportunity to work with a small but prestigious luxury fashion and textiles company and be a part of a dynamic and dedicated team. The post is for someone with experience in setting up and maintaining websites and e-commerce platforms and general IT support.

Ideally tasks to include:
• Good working knowledge of SEO.

• Ability to work with e-commerce platforms, payment gateway, server certificates, and maintaining security.

• Further developing and maintaining several sites, and upgrading them.

• Ensure that SEO works in conjunction with social media strategy.

• IT support in managing the hosting, email server, and office IT troubleshooting and support.

• Web admin – updating websites using different systems. This will include regular security scans, back-ups, etc.

• Configure analytics, set up several reports to report back to the directors on visitor statistics, etc.
There are however many crossovers with this role and the successful applicant will be expected to support and work with the other members of the team.

Our Team
The team of people is small so whilst you will be working with one or two principles, a certain flexibility is expected to work with other members of the company in their respective roles. The added purpose of this is to inform and educate about other aspects of the company which will form a crucial part of developing information for customers and followers.

Skills Required
Interest in the arts, fashion and digital media would help. We are also open to those who have particular interests and skills that could fit in with our objectives.

• High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.
• Team player with ability to work using own initiative.
• Good communication and ability to work within a team.
• Very analytical with ability to dissect data which can be used to make improvements to marketing campaigns.
• Keen to ensure all work produced is to a high standard.

Working Hours
8 hour days Monday to Friday. Generally 9.00am to 5-5.30pm although there is some flexibility on this. Out of hours work may be required and will be encouraged if it is appropriate for achieving our objectives or supporting special events. Fair hours will be applied in these situations with time off given in lieu for extra hours worked.


Probationary Period
There will be a probationary period to ensure that the successful applicant is suitable and they are happy with the position.

Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date for applications
13th November 2016
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Celebrating the beautiful colours of autumn.

As the trees and shrubs transform themselves around us. I see the Virginia Creeper, on the wall of the Studio here in Abergavenny, change its hue from green to the most vibrant selection of reds.

Walking into the studio this morning it struck me that the Pleated Silk Lauder Dress in Claret Rainbow is created with the same fabulous colours. With the exquisite hand pleating and hand beading it is luxury that is timeless.

This dress, along with many other items, is on our on-line shop:-

If you need further information on this dress 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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Autumn is well and truly here and we thought you may like to see some of our velvet devore coats which are currently in our 50% off sale. This square Arthur Coat is a stripe and cube devore print in terracota which would look amazing over a simple outfit! You will find this coat along with other sale items on our on-line shop:-

If you need further help with this coat or anything else on the on-line shop, feel free to contact Debbie or Louise 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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Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 12:36am
Beautiful hand pleated silk dress and devore velvet coat by Charles & Patricia Lester available @LibertyLondon CPLester1 photo


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