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Master Teacher Program
The goal of the Master Teacher Program is to help current teachers become more skilled in the instruction of needlepoint. Candidates develop their design and color skills while becoming more comfortable in sharing their knowledge and love of needlework with students in a classroom situation. As the candidate progresses through all three levels of the program, she or he 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. Original designs are a requirement of the program and allow the participant to create new classes.
To be considered for acceptance into the program, a one-page questionnaire/application needs to be completed and submitted. Upon acceptance into MTP, the candidate must maintain membership in ANG, with dues current, as she works through the three levels. Attendance at ANG Seminars is encouraged through mandatory participation in MTP meetings schedule throughout the week. Each year, the candidate must submit a piece of needlework (judged or non-judged) for the ANG Seminar Exhibit.


As each level is completed, the candidate is expected to enroll in the next level within a specified period of time. An optional fourth level, Senior Master, is also available. This level 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.

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, but are required to complete the color and design section included in the Journeyman Level.


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Master and Senior Master Teachers

Sandra Arthur Sr. Master
Becky Breshears Sr. Master
Terri Brown Sr. Master N/A
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
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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