Category: Needlework Design


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 HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in 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…

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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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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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Questions You Were Afraid to Ask About Color: Part 2

By Susan Ettl, NAN-Certified Teacher This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 1999. What is Value? Value is the amount of lightness or darkness measured in a color. A value scale consisting of neutral grays equally spaced…

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Questions You Were Afraid to Ask About Color: Part 1

By Susan Ettl, NAN-Certified Teacher This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 1999. What is a Hue? Hue is the name of a pure color (nothing has been added to alter its purity) which represents colors within…

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Developing Your Artistic Eyes

By R. Llewellyn Jordan This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 1996.  Becoming a gallery-goer can provide endless opportunities to sensitize your eyes to art. It is a provocative experience for each and every individual who attends…

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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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