About NAN

The National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) is a nationwide, non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of embroidery as an art form. Established in 1985 as a nationwide, nonprofit organization, NAN’s goal is to uphold the highest standards in the needlearts…

Assembly

NAN’s Assembly for Embroiderers is an annual needlework seminar open to all stitchers—not just those aspiring to become teachers and judges. We offer a diverse and interesting array of classes each year, including canvaswork, surface embroidery, various counted thread techniques,…

The Exemplary

The Exemplary is an annual showcase of needle arts held in conjunction with NAN’s Assembly for Embroiderers. It is open to all forms of creative needlework, from embroiderers at all levels of expertise—beginners to highly experienced. You do not need…

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Join us at The Exemplary 2019

The National Academy of Needlearts announces its annual needlework exhibit The Exemplary March 15 – 19, 2019 Somerset Inn 2601 West Big Beaver Road Troy, MI Admission is Free Friday March 15: 12 – 5 Saturday March 16: 9:30 –…

Assembly 2019 Registration Is Open

Complete information about Assembly 2019 is available on the Assembly page, including class descriptions, registration. and entering works in The Exemplary. Mark these key dates on your calendar: January 15, 2019: Registration closes. Class choices may be limited for registrations…

The Exemplary 2018 Best of Show – Jean Taggart Award

    The Garden Box by Marsha Papay Gomola (click on the small images for a larger view). The Garden Box received the following awards at The Exemplary 2018: Best of Show – Jean Taggart Award 1st Place Professional Original…