Airedale Group of Young Embroiderers

Airedale Young Embroiderers group meets every school holiday for 2 mornings, Thursday and Friday.

And now we have our own facebook page

In the Airedale group we like to make sure that everyone gets the help they need. We encourage everyone to design their own work after we have shown them samples. We meet in a lovely bright room in Riddlesden Institute alongside the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. All our members have been learning running stitch, chain stitch, blanket stitch. Some have learned stem stitch and french knots as well as how to sew on buttons and sequins. Most of all we have fun!

July 2017

Airedale group have now been going for 5 years and our members are producing some brilliant work. Recently they have been working to a theme Myths and Legends. Take a look

Poseidon Cushion cover working with a hoop
Cushion cover embellished with beads and stitching - Poseidon The Banner project starts life in a hoop
Machine embroidery Medieval banner
It moves to the sewing maching and finally it is a beautiful Medieval Banner

Airedale win first prize at Bingley Agricultural ShowJuly 2016 - Airedale Young Embroiderers won First Prize at Bingley Agricultural Show. Their work is going back on display at Bankfield Museum until the end of August 2016.











June 2016 - Leela and Ellis Burnett (7 year old twins) who have been coming to the Airedale group for a year, won 1st and 2nd prize for their age group in the Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Competition. There were many entries and the competition was great. The entries were numbered (so no names on the work) so wasn't it great that twin brother and sister both won a prize!

Leela Burnett and her certificate Ellis Burnett with his work and certificate
Leela Burnett won first prize at the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Day and Ellis Burnett won second prize!

Biscuit on Knee
No time to stop for biscuits when we are stitching (see biscuit on knee)!

Airedale August 2013 Airedale August 2013 lovely pictures
Underwater Scene and stitching using a hoop Airedale Members show their lovely picutres
Airedale and their animal hats Airedale - Hearts
January 2014 Airedale's great animal hats Airedale made Heart decorations at half term
Airedale Cupcakes good enough to eat Cupcakes close up
March 2014 Cupcakes! (from a pattern in Stitch magazine) Cupcakes close up - good enough to eat
Airedale Self Portraits Airedale Flags & landscapes
April 2015 - we made self-portraits May 2015 - we made landscapes and flags
Airedale Flags & landscapes Airedale August 2015 figures
May 2015 - landscapes & flags August 2015 - we made figures