Welcome to this new 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.
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
Announcing The 2014 De Denne Competition
This annual competition is open to 5 categories of entrants – individuals aged under, 9-11 years; 11-16 years; 17-24 years; and mixed age groups. You must be a member of Young Embroiderers and Textile Students to enter.
The theme for 2014 is ‘Tree Rhythms’
For full details please download De Denne Tree Rhythms 2014
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LATEST AWARD WINNERS
Each year individuals and groups of young embroiderers and textile students enter a competition named after 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. One of the 2013 winning entries is displayed to the right - "Ooofle Ooofle Bird" by Wirral Young Embroiderers.
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 are ideas for creating fun and interesting themes on a low budget. Whether they are your own projects or lessons linked to the national curriculum you can create work with that WOW factor. Introducing artists, illustrators and craft related topics, there are features and entertaining video tutorials to show you how. Read more.
LINCOLN BAILGATE YE MEMBERS TAKE PART IN EAST MIDLANDS REGION KICKSTART PROJECT
The theme was "Archive" and our idea was a simple bunting, created by each child producing a Banner/flag. These were then tied together to create a group piece. The children made a background fabric from strips of material, machine stitched together. They then designed and made a monogram with their initials which was appliquéd onto the background. This was then all embellished with hand stitching using threads, ribbons and beads. The photos show "work in progress" and I think you will agree the results were most attractive.
Michele Maloney – Lincoln Bailgate Young Embroiderers
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 complicated 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