About NAN

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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 by providing excellence in education to all those interested in furthering their embroidery skills as teachers, judges, artists, designers, authors, or technically proficient embroiderers.