Category: Needlework Technique


Common Issues Seen in Judging Embroidery

By Susan Dawson, NAN-Certified Judge This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2018. Presentation Many exhibitions require that work be clean. Spots are the most common reason for disqualification of an entry. The best work is always…

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Judging Bobbin Lace

By Mary K. CampbellThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 2005. Click here to see the original publication. In  my needlework judging career, I have too often been asked to judge an area in which I am not an…

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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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