Category: Judge Certification


What Is Technique, And Why Are We So Worried About It?

By Sheila Ary, NAN-certified Exhibit Administrator AssistantThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2004. Click here to see the original publication. All of us who are addicted to working with needle and thread have felt apprehension about “Technique.”…

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You Can Say That Again

by Dolores AndrewThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2004. Click here to see the original publication. What do Cole Porter, Van Gogh, Dr. Seuss, Mondrian, Jane Austen, Mozart, and The Beatles have in common? Of course, they were…

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More Than They See

by Margaret Briscoe, NAN-certified judgeThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2002 Have you ever looked at a painting, sculpture or needlework and wondered if maybe you were missing what the artist was trying to say?…

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Creativity and the Needleartist

By Dolores AndrewThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2002. A needleworker who selects a project to stitch makes an artistic decision. This decision can take several directions. It can be an original design or it can…

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Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil – Lessons For Judging

By Connie Lynn BorserineThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2002. Ladies and Gentlemen, you are all aware of the three little monkeys wherein one covers his ears, one covers his eyes and one covers his mouth…

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Your Piece or Mine

by Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2002 According to Webster: A ‘critique’ is a critical analysis or evaluation of a subject, situation, or literary work. To take that a step further, let’s look…

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Judge Not

By Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in autumn 2001. Click here to see the original publication. …… lest ye be judged. How many times have we heard that one! And, what do we understand about it? If we…

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Partnership Is Better

By Margaret Briscoe, NAN-certified judgeThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2000. Click here to see the original publication. I feel luxurious and full of potential! I am now on my way to becoming the star of the best…

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FROM A JUDGE’S JOURNAL

By Carlene Harwick This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 2000. PERCEPTION….it is at the core of the design of our lives and colors everything we see and do, what we think and who we are. Last…

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Chi Whiz

by Peg LaflamThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 1999. Peg: Feng shui (pronounced fung shway) is the ancient Chinese art of promoting balance and harmony in one’s environment; it is a cross between art and science….

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