Young Stitchers Group
The Guild organizes a session for Young Stitchers on the second Sunday of every month (except January) from 1.00 – 4.00 p.m. The cost is $30 per year plus a small fee for materials (usually $2-$5).
Unfortunately, in mid-March, we had to suspend Young Stitchers activities because of COVID-19 restrictions. As of 1 June, this suspension continues.
Meeting dates for 2020 are: February 9, March 8, April 12 (suspended), May 10 (suspended), June 14 (suspended), July 12 (suspended), August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13
To participate Young Stitchers need to join the Guild. Here is the form for calendar-year membership:
Young Stitchers can also join on the standard Guild membership year (1 April to 31 March), either individually or as part of a household membership.
School Holidays Program
Classes are usually held on selected days of school holidays. Generally there will be two sessions: 9am till 12.30 and 1.30 till 5pm. Children may attend the whole day but will need to bring lunch.
Classes are for school age children of 7 years and upwards. All skill groups are catered for: children who have never used a needle, those who can use a needle a little bit, and those who want to learn more complicated embroidery stitches. Classes are open to both girls and boys.
The April School Holidays Program has been cancelled because of COVID-19 prevention.
Young Stitchers activities
There are fun projects graded by level of ability from the child who’s never stitched before to the advanced stitchers and all the levels in between. There are usually several members of the guild in attendance providing guidance and help to the young enthusiasts and parents and carers are welcome to stay.
It’s wonderful to see the energy and creativity they bring to learning to stitch. Watching their confidence grow with each new project they take on is a real treat \o/ \o/
The Young Stitchers are included in the Annual Exhibition and have a special display area for their work. Here’s a photo from the Guild’s 2013 Exhibition:
Important Information – Where We Meet
Young Stitchers and the School Holiday Program are held in the Guild’s premises at the Hackett Community Centre at 100 Maitland St, Hackett.
Please feel free to contact the Embroiderers' Guild ACT via a secure email.