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Master Teacher Program
The goal of the Master Teacher Program is to produce quality instructors in the art of needlepoint. Multiple opportunities to design and create new needlepoint project classes are a part of the curriculum. Candidates are able to develop their design skills and become comfortable in sharing their knowledge and love of needlework with students in a classroom situation as they progress through the program. Throughout the three levels of the program, the candidate has the guidance of a proctor who has completed the program and is a Master Teacher. The three program levels are Journeyman, Fellow, and Master Teacher.
In order to be considered for acceptance into the program, a questionnaire and detailed application must be completed and submitted. Upon acceptance into MTP, the candidate must maintain membership in ANG, with dues current, throughout the entire program. Attendance at ANG Seminars is strongly encouraged with mandatory participation in MTP meetings at Seminar. Each year, the candidate must submit a piece of needlework (judged or non-judged) for the ANG Seminar Exhibit. Upon completion of each level, the candidate is expected to enroll in the next level within a specified time.
Those candidates not certified through another recognized needlework organization will enter at the Journeyman Level. Teachers who have received certification in canvaswork from other embroidery organizations will enter the Master Teacher Program at the Professional Fellow Level. In order to demonstrate a working knowledge in this subject area, it is required that the candidate complete the Color and Design Unit of the Journeyman Level.

There is an optional fourth level, the Senior Master Level, which entails an educational research project of the candidate’s choice. Upon conclusion of this optional level, the Master Teacher will receive the credentials of and henceforth be known as a Senior Master Teacher. For questions or information, please contact

Master and Senior Master Teachers

Sandra Arthur Sr. Master
Becky Breshears Sr. Master
Mary K. Campbell Sr. Master
Terry Dryden Master
Janet Mitchell Fishel  Sr. Master
Carlene Harwick  Sr. Master
Cara Hayes  Master
Susan Hoekstra  Sr. Master
Patricia Mazu  Sr. Master
Diana Morrison  Master
Donna Neilson  Master
Sandra Maag Reddell  Sr. Master
Susan Reed  Sr. Master
Michele Roberts Sr. Master
Pat Rusch  Sr. Master
Joni Stevenson  Sr. Master
Joan Thomasson Master

 Original design by Carlene Harwick as part of her Master level research in silk and metal threads

Master Teacher Certification Pins

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.


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