About NAN

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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 education to all those interested in furthering their embroidery skills as teachers, judges, artists, designers, authors, or technically proficient embroiderers. Financial information is available upon request.