NANthology is the quarterly newsletter of the National Academy of Needleart. Every issue contains a message from the Director of Education, information about our programs, updates about Assembly and The Exemplary, and interesting articles about aspects of the needle arts.

Winter 2010: An Artist’s Statement…but

Winter 2009: One Step After Another

Fall 2008: The Exemplary

Spring 2007: Why Get Certified?

Autumn 2006: Original

Summer 2006: Creative Block: What is it and How Do I Get Past It?
Book Review: A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire by Amy Butler Greenfield

Spring 2006: Selecting a Scissors

Winter 2006: Honors
Packing The Light Fantastic
Book Review: Preserving Textiles: A Guide for the Nonspecialist

Autumn 2005: We May have to Make a Substitution
Book Review: Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: the power of dialogue in educating adults by Jane Vella

Summer 2005: Parsing the Artist’s Statement

Spring 2005: Mary K. Campbell’s Master Judge Research:  Judging Bobbin Lace
Book Review: Threads of Light–Chinese Embroidery from Suzhou and the Photography of Robert Glen Ketchum

Winter 2005: Book Review: Color: A Course In Mastering The Art Of Mixing Colors

Summer 2004: What is technique, and why are we so worried about it?
Book Review: Teaching Needlecraft, A Handbook for the Beginning Instructor by Rosemary Cornelius, Peg Doffek and Sue Hardy

Spring 2004: Embroideries in a Cornfield?

Winter 2004: You Can Say that Again

Autumn 2003: Creativity
Book Review: The Art of Teaching Craft by Joyce Spencer & Deborah Kneen
What Not to Do by Gail Sirna

Autumn 2002: The Spirit of Teaching (A Journey)
More Than They See

Summer 2002: Needlework as Meditation
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
Your Piece or Mine
Why Do I Need A Critique
Creativity and the Needleartist by Dolores Andrew

Fall 2001: Book Reviews: Color Play by Joen Wolfrom and Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: the Power of Dialogue in Educating by Jane Vella
Judge Not…

Winter 2001: Book Reviews: Embroidery and Colour by Constance Howard and Designing with Pattern by Jan Messent

Autumn 2000: The Traveling Collector
Partnership Is Better

Summer 2000: The Genesis of Collections
Book Reviews: Picture This — Perception and Composition by Molly Bang and Design Sources for Embroidery by Muriel Best and Vicky Lugg

Spring 2000: From a Judge’s Journal
Collections on Loan, Part III

Fall 1999: Chi Whiz
The Artist’s Statement
Collections on Loan, Part II

Summer 1999: From a Judge’s Journal
Collections on Loan, Part I
Book Reviews: Colour on Paper and Fabric: A Wealth of Techniques for Applying Colour by Ruth Issett
Fabulous Fabrics of the 50’s (And Other Terrific Textiles of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s) by Gideon Bosken, Michele Mancici & John Gramstad

Spring 1999: From Timid to Intrepid: All It Takes is Practice
The Home of the NAN Collection
Book Review: Creative Embroidery Techniques Using Color Through Gold by Daphne J. Ashby & Jackie Woolsey