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Seminar 2018: Class Levels

 

 

 

Class Listings

Class descriptions provide the information you need to select your classes: a photograph, the class description, proficiency level, and kit fee and contents.  Please pay particular attention to the proficiency level definitions listed below.  You will receive a letter from your teacher in mid-summer, acknowledging that you are in their class and listing unusual supplies you should bring, if any. You may also view the entire brochure on the ANG website, www.needlepoint.org. Look under “ANG Seminar.” Most students bring to class their usual stitching supplies, including a laying tool, a pair of sharp scissors, a pair of scissors for cutting metal and paper, pencil/pen for taking notes, and a frame weight or frame holder of some kind so that both hands can be free for stitching. Classroom lighting is not always conducive to stitching and many students choose to bring a light and magnification. Additional classroom lighting brought by students must be battery-powered. ANG no longer allows the use of plug-in lights, power strips, or extension cords for lighting in the classrooms.

 

Proficiency Levels   PER ANG POLICY 6.01

 

BASIC  

·         Can thread a needle, and begin and end threads correctly

·         Works tent stitch (half-cross, continental, and/or basketweave)

·         Can read and work from stitch diagrams and charts

 

BASIC INTERMEDIATE

·         Has participated in at least one formal workshop or class, or has had at least six hours of instruction in a class setting

·         Works diagonal tent (basketweave) in curved areas (sections)

·         Understands basic compensation

·         Can work at least six different decorative stitches

·         Understands and works from stitch diagrams and charts with confidence

 

INTERMEDIATE

·         Possesses skills outlined in previous levels

·         Has participated in at least three formal workshops or classes

·         Has stitched with a variety of threads such as cotton, wool, silk, synthetics, linen, metal, and metallics and is familiar with their characteristics

·         Confidently works complicated stitches from diagrams and is comfortable with their compensation

·         Has worked at least four different techniques on a readily counted ground, such as pulled thread, pattern darning, Florentine (bargello), blackwork, free stitchery, beading, introductory silk and metal thread techniques, Hardanger, and mixed media

 

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

·         Possesses skills outlined in previous levels

·         Has participated in at least five formal workshops or classes

·         Has worked a wide variety of different techniques on a readily counted ground, such as pulled thread, pattern darning, Florentine (bargello), blackwork, free stitchery, beading, introductory silk and metal thread techniques, Hardanger, and mixed media

·         Confidently stitches diagonal patterns

 

ADVANCED

·         Possesses skills outlined in previous levels

·         Has participated in a wide variety of formal workshops in different techniques and has experience with many different types of grounds and threads

·         Is interested in developing skills and pursuing solutions to problems in design, color, and techniques

·         Is interested in developing original designs, colors, and/or styles

 

Class descriptions may be found at https://needlepoint.site-ym.com/mpage/SeminarClassList2018

Our Mission

ANG is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.

Contact

ANG, Inc.
1120 Route 73, Ste 200, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-5113
P: 856.380.6911 F: 856.439.0525      E:ANG@needlepoint.org