Category: Needlework Design


Copyright or Copy Wrong? Issues Hiding in Plain Sight

By Denise BeusenThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2020. Click here to see the original publication. All of us – probably on several occasions – have been on the receiving end of admonishments to honor needlework designer copyrights….

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THE PEEPS SHOW

By Dolores Andrew This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2011. The weird thing about being asked to judge a show is that you may think you know what you will be doing, but you never really…

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The Category of MIXED MEDIA

By Connie Lynn Borserine This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2011. Of all the categories in needlework exhibitions, the most questions and controversy seem to surround the one entitled “MIXED MEDIA”. As defined by the National…

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Using Contrast to Achieve Perspective in Stitching

By Lois Kershner This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2011. Perspective is a technique for representing dimensional objects on a flat surface to give the illusion of depth or distance. The designer can choose which design…

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Does Originality Really Matter?

By Gail Sirna This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 2010.  The 2010 NAN Assembly, and its concurrent Exemplary are pleasant memories now; but going through The Exemplary triggered some thoughts which I would like to share….

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One Step After Another

By Connie Lynn BorserineThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2009. Click here to see the original publication. DESIGN – The one word that more often than not sends needleworkers screaming from the room. “No, No, No and we say…

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Creativity: Thoughts about the Design Process

By Inez Giles This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2007. Following the assignment directions for my color and, for the most part, for my design class assignments has always been easy for me. As long…

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Creative Block–What is it, and How Do I Get Past It?

By Gail SirnaThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2006. Click here to see the original publication. All creative people experience a time when they just cannot come up with any ideas for their next project, be it…

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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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Creativity

by Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2003. I recently completed a research project and, in the process, discovered some very interesting books and information. Much of the following article is gleaned from a book…

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