2016 news

Young Embroiderers are members of The Embroiderers’ Guild aged 7 – 17 years. We meet monthly in Womens’ Hospital, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS.

Dates for 2016-

  • Saturday 9th January 2016 – 10.00am-2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
  • Saturday 13th February 2016- 10.00am-2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
  • Saturday 12th March 2016 – 10.00am-2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
  • Saturday 9th April 2016 – 10.00am-2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
  • On Saturday 14th May 2016 Young Embroiderers are invited to join in Merseyside Embroiderers Guild Summer Tea Party to be held from 2pm – 4pm in Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 2AA
  • 60 GLORIOUS YEARS EXHIBITION from 28th May 2016 – 6th June 2016 in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St.James Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ
  • Saturday 11th June 2016 – 10.00am-2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
  • Saturday 9th July 2016 – 10.00am-2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
  • no meeting in August
  • Saturday 10th September 2016 – 10.00am-2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
  • Saturday 8th October 2016 – 10.00am-2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
  • Saturday 12th November 2016 – 10.00am- 2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
  • On Saturday 19th November 2016 Young Embroiderers are invited to join in Merseyside Embroiderers Guild Winter Fair to be held from 2pm – 4pm in Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 2AA
  • Saturday 10th December 2016 – 10.00am-2.30pm in Women’s Hospital, Liverpool

At our meetings you may be involved in stitching or craft projects, such as-

  • making paper
  • creating jewellery from felt and fabric
  • stitching a bag
  • braiding and weaving
  • embroidering a picture
  • taking part in group or individual competitions

We would be delighted if more young members came to join us. If you would like further information about Merseyside Young Embroiderers just contact Val at youngembroiderers@megonline.co.uk

 December 2016

This is our last meeting before Christmas so of course we made some Christmas decorations to hang on the tree. We made some little felt snowmen wrapped up for winter with hats and scarves. These were made from felt circles, stuffed with toy stuffing and have embroidered faces and a cord for hanging them on the tree. During the afternoon we had cake and Christmas presents. Happy Christmas Everyone!


19th November 2016

Our group of Young Embroiderers were invited to Merseyside EG Winter Fair which was held in Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road. We all had a lovely time with lots to see and lots to eat and drink. Some prizes were won on the raffle, and there was an Activity Table where we could make a little bird. A Trophy was awarded to Zoe Lewis as Merseyside Young Embroiderer of the Year- unfortunately Zoe was not present as she was not feeling well, so her sister Esther collected the Trophy on her behalf. We also had a competition to create  something using a small purple laser cut shape. We got some wonderful imaginative entries, and the winner, who was voted for by public vote, was Esther Lewis. Congratulations to Zoe and Esther!

November 2016

Shaneka, a student teacher, came to spend the day with us today. She enjoyed her visit and was impressed by our talented group members. We embroidered crazy patchwork bag fronts today, and will see the finished bags at MEG Winter Fair next Saturday, 19th November. We used lots of new embroidery stitches to embroider our bags. As well as chain stitch, blanket stitch and cross stitch, which are old favourites, we learned herringbone stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch and Pekinese stitch. Hope you like our photographs and come to the Winter Fair on Saturday 19th November in Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 2AA to see all our work .

October 2016

We had a new member today, she is Evie and is Bella’s friend. Hope you enjoyed the day Evie and return again next month!

When we went to have tea with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool in January this year we were asked if we would like to make a cushion for the Lady Mayoress’s Parlour, as a group Project. Well at last we have found time in our busy YE schedule to  make our cushion, which will be in crazy patchwork with embroidered pictures of Liverpool. Each member had a square to embroider and then they each selected five patches to frame their little embroidery. We will complete the cushion next time we meet, but in the meantime here are some photos……

September 2016

We welcomed our group of embroiderers back today after their summer break. We will spend this session on a tribute to Beatrix Potter who wrote lots of children’s stories including The Tale of Peter Rabbit. It is Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary this year.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Our group made Peter Rabbit’s coat scarecrows  with appliqué felt shapes and embroidery in chain stitch, running stitch and French knots. Have a look at our photos……..

August 2016

We have a summer break with no meeting in August.

July 2016

Well, Val is back and feeling a lot better, and we also had 5 new members join us today. We welcome Niamh and Marla, Serena who is Ruby’s sister, Bella and Maddy to their first meeting with us, and hope they enjoyed it and will come again in September. Today we made some fabric flowers and used them to decorate a notebook, then on a hair slide, and also a flower badge. There is no meeting of Merseyside YE in August, so have a great summer break and we will see you all again in September.

June 2016

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this month’s workshop as Val, our YE Leader, is not feeling very well. All members due to attend have been informed. We have an extra meeting next month on Saturday 9th July so we hope to see you all then. Get well soon Val!

29th May 2016 – 3rd June 2016

Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild held their celebration of 60 years of embroidery- “60 Glorious Years” in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Members of Merseyside Y.E. have been making wonderful embroideries for this exhibition for a few months now, and this was our chance to see them. We had lots of compliments from lots of visitors from all over the world. Visitors especially liked the denim portraits and our prize winning Golden Fleece Group Embroidery. On Thurs 2nd June we had a visit from Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr. Roz Gladden, and she had her photograph taken in front of the Golden Fleece. We hope you all like the photos we have taken of the exhibition, and hope many of you came to visit the cathedral to see the exhibition for yourselves.


May 2016

On 14th May 2016 we were invited to go to the MEG Summer Tea Party held in the Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 2AA.  A good time was had by all who attended. We had a competition “Decorate a Fan”. All the entries were very imaginative and colourful, and Zoe U. was the First Prize winner- well done Zoe!  We wish Ailis a speedy recovery as she has broken her arm. All YE members were presented with a photograph and a certificate as a memento of their recent visit to see the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, and there was an activity table making wire butterflies, a Raffle Stall, and of course a delicious buffet tea. Of course we have lots of photos, so have a look!

April 2016

We were pleased to welcome our YE Regional Representative Vicky Williams to our meeting today. This is the last meeting at which we will be making embroideries for the forthcoming exhibition, so we still can’t show you our work. In May we will have photographs of all the wonderful things we have made! Today we used chiffon and beads to create summer flower pictures, and also worked on our hand sewn embroideries we began in February.

March 2016

Well, nearly a full group today. We are only missing Emma who had a prior engagement- hope to see you next time Emma! We are still working towards our MEG 60 Glorious Years exhibition which begins in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 28th May 2016, so can’t spoil the surprise by showing you our work. This month we made a background with ribbons and lace then added embroidery and a feature motif to make attractive pictures- so wait and see!

February 2016

We had quite a small group today, as it is half-term and several of our members are away. However we did welcome two new members, Rosa and Emily, and hope they return to many more meetings. We are still making wonderful embroideries for our exhibition to be held in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral from 28th May – 3rd June, so can’t really show you what we are doing BUT we all used iron-on transfers and embroidered by hand along the lines. Everyone enjoyed this new experience and our two new members made small embroideries to take home using the same method.

Remember back in October 2015 we made sweetheart pincushions for UpFor Crafts? Now our YE pincushions are on display in the Hornby Library, Liverpool Central Library, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EW from Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – 28th February 2016. We have some photos of the exhibition below, but I hope you will all be able to visit Central Library and see your work on display.

January 2016

Here we are back for another exciting year of stitching. Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild celebrate their 60th Anniversary this year with an exhibition in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral during June. Of course our Young Embroiderers’ will be adding to the display with lots of new embroidery projects. So today we are embroidering our first project which we can’t show you until the exhibition. We ironed on layers of fabric which had Bondaweb on the back, and then did some surface embroidery.

We have exciting news! On Wednesday 20th January we are all invitied to a cream tea in Liverpool Town Hall with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and the Lady Mayoress. This is to celebrate Merseyside YE Group Entry  “The Golden Fleece” winning First Prize in the National 2015 deDenne Embroidery Competition. (Photos of this event will follow later)

20th January 2016

This is the day that  Merseyside YE group went to have tea in the Mayor’s Parlour with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Tony Conception. The meeting with Liverpool Lord Mayor was arranged to celebrate the achievement of Merseyside YE winning First Prize for the Group Entry in the national deDenne Embroidery Competition 2015 with their embroidery “The Golden Fleece”. We all had a lovely cream tea, and were shown the Lord Mayor’s Chains of Office and also the Chains of Office of the Lady Mayoress, who could not be present today. At the end of the visit our entire group assembled at the bottom of the stairs and had a group photograph taken.