Needlearts Appraisal Program

This pin
will identify the wearer as having completed the requirements for certification in ANG’s Needlearts Appraisal Program

To become an accredited needleart appraiser through the NeedleArts Appraisal Program (“NAP”), of the American Needlepoint Guild, Inc. (“ANG”) the applicant must demonstrate and have extensive knowledge of the various types of needlework— antique through contemporary — have an avid interest in research and be detail oriented.

NAP has an Entry Submission Form, which is required to be submitted and reviewed by the Chair, prior to acceptance. Once in the program, the applicant becomes a candidate and assigned a mentor and start date.

NAP is a three-year program, divided into two- one-year levels and two – six-month levels; each level requiring successful completion and passing of a written examination. Upon completion of all levels, the candidate will take a final examination comprised of writing a formal appraisal document for a ANG member, culminating at the ANG Seminar. At that time, the candidate is awarded the title of Accredited NeedleArts Appraiser.
Much appreciation goes to all who have contributed to elevating needlework to the “fine art” it has become. This recognition has created an interest from organizations such as museums, universities, collectors, and insurance companies who realize there is a need to obtain accreditation in the specialized field of needlework.

NAP Syllabus and Entry Submission Forms may be obtained by contacting the Chairman, Needlearts Appraisal Certification Program at or by completing and submitting the enrollment form.