Group Winners - Sheffield Group
First Prize 9-12 yrs Ela
Joint First 13+ Holly
Joint First 13+ Jennifer


arrow-right.png Junior Stitchers aged 5 - 18 and family members who support them.

Junior stitchers and textile students will find loads of information, inspiration and ideas

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.

Membership of Young Embroiderers is free - to become a member you should belong to one of our groups. We have about 50 groups (there may be a session charge payable locally to the group).

Important News - Due to the Coronavirus we are sorry but our Young Embroiderers' Group Meetings are suspended until further notice.

Embroider Your FutureEmbroider Your Future - A free virtual summer school

27th - 31st July 2020

Embroider Your Future is a free virtual summer school, perfect for school andcollege students interested in a career or further education in textiles or the arts. The summer school will be delivered by Embroiderers' Guild Scholar Elnaz Yazdani in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and the Embroiderers' Guild.

If you are interested in embroidery or studying an arts degree at university then Embroider Your Future will be perfect for you!

You need to be at least 15 years old and have an interest in art, design or textiles. Teachers and tutors are also welcome to join in. It will be a fun week of creativity and online learning.

Please email Elnaz for more information and a link on how to sign up

De Denne Competition 2019/2020 - The theme is "My Favourite Things"

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 - and the competition is judged on interpretation, skills and originality.

Please see all the winning entries on our webpage My Favourite Things - click here

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.

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

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

We are very sorry but our Folio service is suspended at the moment

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