Marion Scoular

1999 NAN Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Marion Scoular is a 3-year, Mark Excellent, Graduate of the Royal School of Needlework in London, England and is a City and Guilds Silver Medallist. After teaching dressmaking in English high schools for 3 years Marion moved to Clemson, South Carolina with her family and opened the Robin Hood Wool Shop, which she owned for 13 years. She also taught adult education for Clemson University. In 1986 she moved to Atlanta.

Marion has judged, lectured, and taught workshops in more than 40 states, and in Canada, Mexico, and Australia for every major needlework organization. She has been featured on public and commercial television, and has produced an instructional video on basic canvaswork.

She has authored three booklets on embroidery techniques which are published by the American School of Needlework, and has also written a series of articles for The Creative Needle. Marion has two self-published books on counted thread embroidery, Why Call it Blackwork and Hardanger Embroidery. She is also a frequent contributor to the magazines of various needlework organizations here in the United States. In addition, Marion has led embroidery tours to Britain and Europe.