About NAN

The National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) is a nationwide, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the advancement of embroidery as an art form. Established in 1985, NAN’s goal is to uphold the highest standards in the needlearts by providing excellence in…

Assembly for Embroiderers

The deadline to register for Assembly 2020 was January 15, 2020, but there are still openings in some classes. For more information contact the registrar at membership@needleart.org. NAN’s Assembly for Embroiderers is an annual needlework seminar open to all stitchers—not…

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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Assembly for Embroiderers 2020

Assembly for Embroiderers March 20 – 24, 2020 The Somerset Inn Troy, Michigan Visit the Assembly page for more information