Judge’s Reference

A Needleart Judge's Reference

This unique publication is a concise reference for judges as well as a guide for needle artists at all skill levels seeking to improve their work. More than 15 NAN-certified judges collaborated to make the book possible. For each of the techniques discussed, a brief background is provided, including history, distinguishing features, materials employed, and a list of qualities for which judges look. Also included are sections on non-technique considerations and logistical issues for judges. Published in 2013, A Needleart Judge’s Reference is 62 double-sided pages with a comb binding, and includes a Bibliography. To purchase the book, download the order form here.

Contents include:

NON-TECHNIQUE CONSIDERATIONS FOR JUDGES
✴ Ethics
✴ Color
✴ Design
✴ Matting/Framing and FinishingTechniques
TECHNIQUES
✴ Introduction
✴ Assisi Embroidery
✴ Beadwork
✴ Blackwork Embroidery
✴ Bobbin Lace
✴ Canvaswork Embroidery
✴ Crewel Embroidery .
✴ Cross Stitch Embroidery
✴ Cutwork Embroidery
✴ French Hand Sewing
✴ Gold Work Embroidery
✴ Hardanger Embroidery
✴ Japanese Embroidery
✴ Machine Embroidery
✴ Mixed Media
✴ Needle Lace
✴ Pulled/Drawn Threadwork
✴ Quilting
✴ Ribbon Embroidery
✴ Smocking
✴ Stumpwork/Raised Work
✴ Surface Embroidery
✴ Whitework Embroidery
OTHER SKILLS AND CONSIDERATIONS
✴ Writing A Critique
✴ Artist Statement
✴ Organizing A Needleart Exhibit Or Show
✴ Using Technology To Jury Entries
✴ Judging Systems And Approaches
✴ The Judging Contract
✴ Judging The Children’s Category
BIBLIOGRAPHY