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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One Step After Another

By Connie Lynn Borserine, Former Director of Judges’ Certification, National Academy of NeedleartsThis 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…

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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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The Spirit of Teaching (A Journey)

by Carlene HarwickOriginally Published Fall 2002 Breath, soul, life, distinguished as apart from the body. The motivating, the thinking, conscious thought. Enthusiasm, mind, intelligence, a divine animating influence or inspiration. These are the definitions found when trying to define ‘spirit’. A…

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A Gentle Revolution: A Short History of the Art Nouveau Movement

By Kandace Merric, NAN-certified teacher This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in November 1995. Click here to see the original publication. Towards the end of the 19th century, a gentle revolution by some young artisans against revised and traditional…

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FROM TIMID TO INTREPID: All It Takes Is Practice

By Peg Laflam This article first appeared in the NAN newsletter in November 1990. Click here to see the original publication. What clearly marks the difference between a good designer and a really outstanding designer? What word describes the artist whose work…

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