Children & Youth Clubs

About Us

The Guild organizes a session for Young Stitchers on the second Sunday of every month (except January) from 1-4pm. The cost is $30 per year plus a small fee for materials (usually $2-$5). To participate in the classes the Young Stitchers need to join the Guild.

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:

Young Stitchers table at Exhibition 2013

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.

Quick Facts About The Region

Embroiderers Guild ACT Inc is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and Hackett, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Fenner.