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

arrow-right.png Textile Students from 12 to 24.

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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.

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.

Join Young Embroiderers!

If you join Young Embroiderers you may be able to join one of our groups, if there is one close by 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".

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.

Latest News for Young Embroiderers

A Series of Special Projects for our Members - and a chance to win a free book!

By kind permission of Search Press, we have been allowed to share some special projects with our members. Search Press publish all those exciting books on stitch, patchwork and all sorts of creative crafts.

They have allowed Chief Stitch to dip into their books and choose a project for you to make each month. You will have to be quick as the project will only be on the website for one month and then it will be replaced by another project. This will happen each month and the first person to put a picture of their project on the website will receive a FREE copy of the book that contains that project. Our fourth project is now here for you to try. Click here to get details of the instructions and pattern for a super phone charm.

What's on the Bookshelf?

In addition to our new Special Projects series, we also have a new page on the website under the News tab called "What's on the Bookshelf?" This is where you will see information and reviews by Chief Stitch of some of the latest stitching, embroidery and craft related books. You will see illustrations from inside the books too - which are very enticing. Click here to read the first set of reviews.

As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations, Young Embroiderers have teamed up with Young Quilters! If you are a member of Young Embroiderers you now get free membership of Young Quilters for a year from 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015. Members will receive the Young Quilters Newsletter and a Christmas project. They can also attend any Young Quilters workshops in their area (local charges may apply). Join here to receive your first YQ newsletter and membership letter, which will give you more details and workshop listings.

needlesforweboffer.jpg and not only that but we have a free gift for you if you are a new or current member.....

Members can claim a FREE gift from those lovely people at John James Needles and they are also offering 20% off their prices for Young Embroiderers if you buy from them online. Join Young Embroiderers now, claim your free gift and get the special code for the online discount. Join here

The 2015 De Denne Competition - the theme for 2014/2015 is "All that Glistens"

allthatglistensdeden.jpg 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. The theme for 2015 was "All that Glistens" and the competition is now closed. The theme provided a wealth of inspiration and we have had lots of great entries. Judging is currently being held and the winners will be announced shortly as will the new theme for 2015/2016 so watch this space where we will give you a link to see the winners and also the new theme and instructions for entry.

dmc 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

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