Welcome to this new website for…
Junior stitchers and textile students will find loads of information, inspiration, ideas, and space to display their work.
Textile students are welcome to contact recent graduates who are ready and willing to answer questions. Start by following Erin Young on her blog. Erin is a 3rd year student at uni. Read more
STITCH and STINGS
Textile students and teachers can also follow Karen Woods on her highly informative and exciting ‘Stitch and Stings’ bi-weekly blog.
There’re ideas for creating fun and interesting themes on a low budget. Whether it’s your own projects or lessons linked to the national curriculum create work with that WOW factor. Introducing artists, illustrators and craft related topics, there’s features on making and relaxed and entertaining video tutorials to show you how. Read more.
40 YEARS OF DEVELOPING NEW TALENT
The Young Embroiderers section of the Guild will have been going strong for 40 years in 2014. Join on-line today and you can be part of the party. There will be opportunities to meet textile artists, be mentored in your career, take part in a new Awards Programme , be included in a book that will celebrate young talent and much more. Join now or watch this space for information next month..
These facilities are supplied by a national educational charity, The Embroiderers' Guild. The Guild is committed to supporting all young people who want to learn to stitch or develop their skills. Push at the boundaries of textile art, make your statement and enjoy doing it. All the help and support you need is here.
Membership of Young Embroiderers' is just £10.00 a year and is open to all up to the age of 24. You can register and enroll your young embroiderer at any time. Take a look at what is on offer! About us
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LATEST AWARD WINNERS
Each year individuals and groups of young embroiderers and textile students enter a competition in the name of Lynette de Denne, the founder of the Young Embroiderers’ section of the Embroiderers’ Guild. The competition is not just about standards and excellence in stitch. It focuses more widely on entries from beginners, on interpretation skills and originality. Entrants may be part of a Young Embroiderers’ Group or be working on their entries at home with guidance from parents, grandparents, other family members or friends.
Mr ‘x’ Stitch joins us
"There are loads of tutorials on YouTube and sites like Mr x Stitch and Feeling Stitchy will give you a lot of stitchy inspiration. Don’t forget to check out Craftster and deviantArt to see what other textile artforms are out there. There’s no end to what you can do with a needle and a thread, and people from around the world are sharing new works every single day.
For simple stuff like cross stitch, to more complicate forms like goldwork, there’s a lot more to embroidery than you might have thought. So why not give it a go? You won’t regret it!"
Mr ‘x’ Stitch (Jamie Chalmers) has agreed to take on the role of Acting Vice Chairman of Young Embroiderers.
DMC Creative World supports Young Embroiderers and the Embroiderers' Guild. With all the colours of the rainbow and much, much more, DMC offers a wide range of hand embroidery threads for all creative projects. Click here for more details or visit www.dmccreative.co.uk