Step 1: Rhythm and balance: A stitched piece created by developing a motif into a repeat composition
Step 2: Proportion and scale: A piece reflecting that proportion equals the correct and perfect relationship of all parts within a whole
Step 3: Emphasis and harmony: A composition based on a historical or ethnic theme, with three different related stitch charts, one of which is stitched
Step 4: Space, motion, and line: A stitched piece consisting of vertical or horizontal lines to demonstrate these themes
Step 5: Form, shape, light, and texture: A composition based on object rubbings, with an accompanying stitched piece
Step 6: A composition demonstrating mastery of the principles and elements of design
Judging: May and November
Judging Criteria: This program differs from other Master Craftsman categories by its very nature. Rather than demonstrating knowledge of a specific technique, candidates use their chosen needlework medium to demonstrate knowledge of design principles and elements.
Contact: Master Craftsman Design Chair
Click here to see requirements for Step 1 and pictures of completed pieces
After enrollment, a program packet is sent by email from the program chair. Please allow a week for your registration to be processed.
*Master Craftsman Program fees are non-refundable