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Lincoln Young Embroiderers' Group

Woodland Friends ProjectOur Lincoln Young Embroiderers' Group meets at the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln LN6 0PB

We have lots of exciting sessions planned for 2017. They run from 10.30 to 1500 and each costs just £5 for members of Young Embroiderers.

Here is the programme:

18th March 2017 - Mother's Day gifts (some different techniques and fabrics to produce useful gifts for Mum

20th May 2017 - Building with fabric - doorstops, bookends, and paperweights using houses, beach huts, man-sheds as our inspiration!

17th June 2017 - Birds of a Feather - some fantasy birds for the cathedral display

16th Septembe 2017 - A riot of colour - tie dyeing a washed white tee shirt and building colours by weaving and darning

18th November2017 - Christmas All Wrapped Up

If you would like to join please contact Carolyn Merry (Group Leader) on

In January 2017 we had a brilliant session making Woodland Friends - see the lovely fox on thte right!

Leamington & District Jets say goodbye to their group leader - Jean Myatt

Jean Myatt and members of the JETS groupJunior Embroiderers’ and Textile Students (JETS) said ‘goodbye’ to Jean Myatt on Saturday 7th January 2017. Jean, a member of the Leamington & District Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild for 25 years set up the junior section 18 years ago at Campion School. Along with helpers she planned and organised the monthly workshops. To begin with there were just half a dozen children but over the years there have been as many as twenty attending the monthly workshops, Jean has inspired many, many children to stitch.

The JETS presented Jean with a book of flowers – appliquéd and embroidered flowers that they had created and sewn into a fabric book; something that that Jean will treasure. Jean was thrilled with her textile book thanking the girls for such a beautiful gift. Saying how much she had enjoyed teaching and encouraging them to sew. Jean also thanked everyone who had helped her over the years.

Anne Prior, Chair, on behalf of the branch presented Jean with a book token and a rose called ‘Jean’ in recognition for all the hard work and enthusiasm that Jean has shown as the leader. Anne thanked Jean saying “a number of students had gone on to have a career in textiles and how much the students had enjoyed Jean’s workshops”.

Currently the JETS meet at St Mary’s Church Centre and the group continues to thrive. The children learn to stitch by hand and machine, dye, print, appliqué and try many other techniques using textiles producing some lovely creations; many of which have won awards.

JETS, aged from 8 to 17 years old meet once a month. For anyone interested please contact Janet Rose – email: or phone 01926 430120 for further information.

Airedale Young Embroiderers

Leela and Ellis Burnett (7 year old twins) have been attending the Airedale group for about a year. They recently won first and second prize for their age agroup at the Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Competition. There were many entries so it was very competitive. Each entry was given a number so the names of the entrants were not on their pieces and it was therefore judged anonymously so it is really fantastic that twiin brother and sister both won a prize!

Leela Burnett and her certificate Ellis Burnett with his work and certificate
Leela Burnett and her work with first prize certificate and Ellis with his piece and second prize certificate

Marlborough Young Embroiderers - Wall Hanging for the Ruby Exhibition

Marlborough YE wall hangingChristine Hill, who is the Group Leader for Young Embroiderers at Marlborough tells us that her group recently contributed to the Ruby Anniversary of the adult branch of the Embroiderers' Guild by creating a wallhanging for the special exhibition. The young embroiderers drew round their hands onto fabric which they then decorated and cut out. Two of the older members made and decorated the "tree" and the hand shapes were added as "leaves". The wallhanging is about two metres long and just over a meter wide. What a great job!