The Junior Embroiderers section of the Guild is devoted to encouraging and supporting young people who want to take up embroidery and textiles, from those just making their first stitches to students wanting to base their careers on this area of art and design. The Embroiderers' Guild started over 100 years ago with the aim of encouraging and educating people in the skills and art of embroidery and the Young Embroiderers section of the Embroiderers’ Guild started over 40 years ago.
Just like the adult members of the Embroiderers' Guild, the Young Embroiderers are invited to participate in an annual members' competition which is known as the de Denne Competition. It usually has the same theme as the Members' Challenge.
We encourage entries from all our members - both Young Embroiderers and Young Quilters alike, and the competition is judged on interpretation, skills and originality.
This idea is an adaptation of the "Travelling Books" activity which many of the adult branches of the Embroiderers' Guild take part in and is designed to get youngsters stitching and sharing. Travelling Books are a form of "textile ideas book" and we are looking for Young Embroiderers' groups who would like to participate in a similar project.
Group Leaders - Please see the webpage "Postal Pages" for full details of how your group members can join in with the activity you will be asked to log in to the Members' side of the website
The title for this year's de Denne Competition was "Imprisoned Splendour". The inspirational photos above should give you some idea of what "Imprisoned Splendour" might mean.
The competition has now been judged and winners will be notified shortly.
There are Junior Embroiderers groups around the country that are run by volunteer members of the Embroiderers' Guild. The group leaders, helpers and the textile artists we work with have a passion for enthusing and encouraging young people (girls and boys) to learn to create fun, exciting, interesting and artisitic embroidery from practical items and fashion accessories to artistic pieces that push the boundaries of design.
Follow the links to the left or visit the www.youngembroiderers.com website.