Category: Teacher Certification


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 BEST NEEDLEARTS CLASS… EVER!!! (Part 2)

By Diane Herrmann, NAN-Certified Teacher and Assistant Director of Teachers’ Certification This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2019. Last issue we focused on the way that a teacher’s behavior and attitude can make or break the…

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THE BEST NEEDLEARTS CLASS… EVER!!! (Part 1)

By Diane Herrmann, NAN-Certified Teacher and Assistant Director of Teachers’ Certification This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2018. Isn’t it great to attend a seminar or workshop and come away feeling that your class was the…

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Why Enter The Exemplary?

By Cheryl Christian, 2018 Exemplary Administrator and NAN-certified Judge This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2018. The Exemplary, the NAN national exhibition, is a highlight of Assembly in the spring. All manner of work is displayed,…

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FILMING A CLASS – Something for Everyone

By Lois Kershner, Director of Teachers’ Certification This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2016.  In early 2015 The Greater Pacific Region (GPR) of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) announced the availability of an educational project…

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Yet Another Article About Artist Statements…

By Denise Beusen, Assistant Adminstrator of The Exemplary 2016 This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2016. Many of you reading this have exhibited for years; for you, it’s inconceivable that anyone could offer a new perspective…

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Teaching Needlework Using Skype

By Dawn Donnelly and Denise Beusen This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2014. Recently, we had the chance to experiment with using Skype to pilot a needlepoint class. Denise’s Minnesota ANG Chapter piloted Dawn’s 2-day class,…

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NAN HONORS: PERMISSION TO PLAY

This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2013.  At Assembly 2013, Carlene Harwick gave her final presentation in completion of Honors. In NAN’s entire existence, only 23 people have completed Honors. Carlene graciously agreed to an interview…

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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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Why Notebooks?

By Patricia Tector, past Director of Judges’ Certification This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2008. Some of our certification programs have the requirement that we develop a notebook of materials that are relevant to the area…

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