Hidden under Water by Emily Serle
Peacock Mask by Rebecca Sparks
Seahorse in kelp Lydia Eaton
Captive Birds by Holly Bignell


arrow-right.png Junior Stitchers aged 5 and upwards and family members who support them.

arrow-right.png Textile Students from 12 to 24.

arrow-right.png Teachers and tutors in schools, colleges and universities.

Junior stitchers and textile students will find loads of information, inspiration, ideas, and space to display their work.

If you have just found this site you can see some of the information we provide for young embroiderers, a few projects that you can try, diagrams for stitches and tools you may find helpful to get started if you are interested. You can also join Young Embroiderers but you will need to enlist the help of an adult get you signed up and make payment for membership. It costs £10 for a year's membership.

Latest News for Young Embroiderers and Teachers/Schools

The World's Longest Embroidery for Schools

Young Embroiderers is part of the Embroiderers' Guild, an educational charity encouraging and promoting embroidery and textile art. To celebrate its 100th Anniversary the Guild launched the World's Longest Embroidery. It measures nearly 610 metres and can still be seen at various shows up and down the country. We are now inviting schools to take part in creating The World's Longest Embroidery for Schools. Click on this link to see how your School, College or Academy can take part.

De Denne Competition 2017/2018

Each year Young Embroiderers and Textile Students enter our de Denne competition (named after the founder of the Young Embroiderers' section of the Embroiderers' Guild). We encourage entries from all our members - both Young Embroiderers and Young Quilters alike, and the competition is judged on interpretation, skills and originality.

Footprints in the sandThe theme for 2017/2018 is "Underfoot"

Instructions and application forms are now here on the website for you to view and print. We are changing the categories for entering so if you or your group wish to enter the competition please read the instructions carefully.

Here's the link to the de Denne competition 2017/2018 page. (You will need to log in as a member) Why not start thinking about entering - the theme offers lots of possibilities and maybe you could win a prize!

The theme for 2016/2017 was "Imprisoned Splendour"

You can see some of the winning entries above left

Please click on this link to see all the winning entries

News for Group Leaders

Postal Pages - an activity for Young Embroiderers' Groups

Postal Pages Oswestry groupThis idea is an adaptation of the Travelling Books activity, which many adult branches of the Embroiderers' Guild take part in and it is designed to get youngsters stitching and sharing. Travelling Books are a form of "Textile Ideas" book and Alex Messenger, the Artistic Director for Young and Student Embroiderers, is looking for Young Embroiderers (JETS) groups who would like to take part in a similar project.

For Group Leaders this project could provide the focus for a stitching activity. It doesn't have to be the sole purpose of every activity - leaders could pick and choose as they wish. They are also completely free to choose what activity they offer the group. Not every member has to take part although the idea might work better if they all do.

For more information on this fun idea please click on this link to see the instructions - you will need to log in as a Group Leader.

Wiggly Bags - an activity for individual members or groups

Wiggly BagsA Wiggly Bag is a little bag attached to ribbons or tapes, used by children to hold a Hickman Line. (Hickman Lines deliver medication directly to a patient through a tube). They are worn around the neck which lets the line rest in them, taking the weight, stopping the lines from getting tugged and keeping them clean.

If you would like to make a Wiggly Bag to help someone see our project instructions http://www.youngembroiderers.com/index.php?page_no=185&page_title=getting-started

A new Young Embroiderers' Folio has been created

YE folio Blanket StitchThe Guild is delighted to announce the creation of an inspiring new folio for Young Embroiderers (Junior Embroiderers and Textile Students). It is the first folio specifically created with young embroiderers in mind and has been compiled by Muriel Campbell, former Chairman of Young Embroiderers. This has been possible due to money very kindly donated by the North Herts and Beds branch of the Embroiderers' Guild for the materials required.

A folio is a pack which contains examples on boards of various types of stitch and techniques. The YE folio consists of 29 colourful boards which show a variety of stitches and techniques appropriate for our younger members. If Group Leaders would like to book this folio for a group meeting, please contact the Folios team folios@embroiderersguild.com

Did you know we are on Pinterest? See our Pinterest pages - you will find images of the work of young embroiderers who have entered our competitions and who have made pieces for the Capability Brown Festival. Click on the Pinterest logo to take you straight there. Pinterest

Young Quilters'

All Young Embroiderers' members are also members of Young Quilters. The Spring Newsletter of Young Quilters has arrived and is available for members to view. There are projects, prize draws and details of the upcoming Festival of Quilts workshops in August. Here is the link to our YQ page.. You will need to log in with your membership number and password.

If you click on this link you can go to the Young Quilters' website as well

Join Young Embroiderers!

Airedale made fabric cupcakesIf you join Young Embroiderers you may be able to join one of our groups, if there is one close to where you live. Our groups are run by adult members of the Embroiderers' Guild and they are keen to pass on their knowledge and skills to young people. They organise projects, show members how to stitch and provide lots of inspiration. You can find a group by clicking on the button "Join Here" and "Find a Group". If you would like to see what happens at a Young Embroiderers' group, take a look at our webpage for Airedale - they have lots of fun!! Click here

When you are a member of Young Embroiderers you automatically become a member of Young Quilters and can go along to any of their workshops or events. You will also receive a copy of the Young Quilters' Newsletter which comes out twice a year.

Once you have joined you will also be able to see much more information on this website - we have many more projects for you to try, news on what is happening around the UK at our groups plus event listings to shows and exhibitions which are textile related that you might like to visit. We also try to list workshops run by other organisations, especially during half term and school holidays that you might like to try.

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