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


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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 - click on this link to see if we have a group near you.

(there may be a session charge payable locally to the group).

Latest News for Young Embroiderers

De Denne Competition 2019/2020 - The theme will be "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.

If you are a member of a Young Embroiderers/JETS Group we would love you to enter and there are prizes to be won for you or your group! Guidelines and instructions for entering the competition are now available.

The guidelines should give you lots of inspiration - as will your Group Leader - we can't wait to see the great entries. You will find the information under NEWS (see the top of this page).

Please click on this link for all the information you need to join in

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.

News for Group Leaders

De Denne competition 2019/2020 "My Favourite Things" - guidelines and instructions now available under the heading NEWS or click on this link.

The Embroiderers' Guild Membership fee for Young Embroiderers/JETS is no longer payable. - all in information you need for your group is available on the Members' Documents page of the Embroiderers' Guild website. (You will need to log in). Click on this link New Administration Changes

Postal Pages - an activity for Young Embroiderers' Groups

Postal Pages Oswestry groupThis 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.

For more information on this fun idea please click on this link to see the instructions - you will need to log in as a Group Leader.

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

Join Young Embroiderers!

Airedale made fabric cupcakesMembership of Young Embroiderers is free to join via one of our Groups. 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 green button FIND YOUR NEAREST GROUP below. 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

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