WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE FOR.....
Junior Stitchers aged 5 and upwards and family members who support them.
Textile Students from 12 to 24.
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
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 2016/2017
the theme this year was "Imprisoned Splendour
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.
The title for this year's de Denne Competition was "Imprisoned Splendour". The entries are currently being judged and the results will be available on this website shortly.
News for Group Leaders
Postal Pages - an activity for Young Embroiderers' Groups
This 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.
A new Young Embroiderers' Folio has been created
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Embroiderers join in with the Capability Brown Festival 2016
2016 was the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Lancelot "Capability" Brown. He was a landscape designer who created a style which has shaped the people's picture of typical English countryside. He worked on the parklands of some of the great houses of England in the 18th century creating natural scenes with water, planting, and trees. Everything was designed to look elegant.
As the first ever celebration of Capability Brown, the Festival brought together a huge range of events involving Young Embroiderers and the Embroiderers' Guild. There were a series of unique textile exhibitions at venues across the country throughout 2016. Several of our groups had their work on display alongside the Embroiderers' Guild adult members. You can see some of their work here. It may well inspire you to do some stitching of your own!
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.
All Young Embroiderers' members are also members of Young Quilters. We hope to receive their Spring Newsletter shortly which will be available for members to view.
Join Young Embroiderers!
If 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.
DMC Creative World....
DMC supports Young Embroiderers and the Embroiderers' Guild. With all the colours of the rainbow and much more, DMC offers a wide range of hand embroidery threads for all creative projects. Click here for more details or visit dmccreative. Their website is packed with ideas for projects and inspiration.