Colne & Colchester Young Embroiderers

Colne & Colchester Young Embroiderers’

The Group is open to boys and girls aged between 8 and 14 years old. The group meets once a month on a Saturday at St Mary’s Church Hall , West Bergholt, CO6 3JF from 10am until 12.30. Jill Carter leads the group and is supported by volunteers. All of the team are members of The Embroiderers’ Guild and are DBS checked.

In each session all ideas and necessary materials are supplied, but children are asked to bring their own scissors and needles (for health and safety reasons). In each session we will make a small project and cover different embroidery techniques so that over time young embroiderers will develop a wide knowledge and interest in textile design.

The fees are £10 per annum (and £8 per annum for subsequent family members) to become members of The Embroiderers’ Guild and £5 per meeting to cover venue and additional costs. Once a Guild member your child will be covered by the Branch Insurance and with their membership number they will have access to both The Embroiderers’ Guild website and their own  Young Embroiderers’ website. They will receive a membership card which can be used for a 10% discount at Franklins branches and Tindalls Art Shop in Colchester.

The safety of the children is paramount and the Embroiderers’ Guild has a child protection policy with guidelines and support to ensure we take all reasonable steps to ensure the safekeeping of children during our meetings