Assembly for Embroiderers

2020 Assembly CoverRegistration for Assembly 2020 is open until January 15, 2020.

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, color and design classes, art classes pertinent to the needlearts, and Japanese Embroidery taught by the incomparable Shay Pendray.

Preceding Assembly 2020, workshops will be held for those in certification programs or who wish to audit and learn more about our programs (Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 20). Assembly 2020 officially kicks off on Friday, March 20 with a tour of a local site of interest and a welcome dinner that evening where you will be greeted by NAN Board Members and featured teachers. Classes are held Friday through Tuesday, and are of various lengths. A  festive Awards Banquet on Monday evening recognizes milestone achievements by our certification candidates and the Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Assembly also features a fun Merchandise Night with one-of-a-kind offerings.

The Exemplary, our annual needlework showcase, is held in conjunction with the Assembly. Both events are housed in a boutique hotel—the Somerset Inn located in suburban Detroit, MI—that caters to our needs, and as a bonus, has an excellent restaurant.

Download the entire Assembly 2020 booklet or click on the following links for specific information:

Assembly for Embroiderers

If you have questions about Assembly, contact our Registrar at

The Exemplary 

For information about The Exemplary, contact The Exemplary Administrator at