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 , and interesting articles about aspects of the needle arts. You can peruse articles from past issues using the tools below or the search box in the upper right corner of this page. The Exemplary
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Copyright or Copy Wrong? Issues Hiding in Plain Sight
THE BEST NEEDLEARTS CLASS… EVER!!! (Part 2)
THE BEST NEEDLEARTS CLASS… EVER!!! (Part 1)
Three Ways To See the NAN Permanent Collection
Common Issues Seen in Judging Embroidery
Why Enter The Exemplary?
FILMING A CLASS – Something for Everyone
Yet Another Article About Artist Statements…
Teaching Needlework Using Skype
The Artist Statement — What Is It?
FIVE MYTHS ABOUT THE EXEMPLARY
NAN HONORS: PERMISSION TO PLAY
THE PEEPS SHOW
The Category of MIXED MEDIA
Using Contrast to Achieve Perspective in Stitching
A Recipe for Judging by CDs
Does Originality Really Matter?
An Artist’s Statement, But…
What’s in your Hope Chest?
One Step After Another
Creativity: Thoughts about the Design Process
Why Get Certified?
Packing The Light Fantastic
Creative Block–What is it, and How Do I Get Past It?
We May have to Make a Substitution
Parsing the Artist’s Statement
Judging Bobbin Lace
What is technique, and why are we so worried about it?
You Can Say That Again
What Not To Do
The Spirit of Teaching (A Journey)
More Than They See
Creativity and the Needleartist
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil – Lessons For Judging
Your Piece or Mine
Partnership Is Better
FROM A JUDGE’S JOURNAL
The Artist’s Statement
From A Judge’s Journal
The Home of Our NAN Collection
A Gentle Revolution: A Short History of the Art Nouveau Movement
FROM TIMID TO INTREPID: All It Takes Is Practice
Ecclesiastical Embroidery and Preservation
ADHESIVES – Are There Hazards?