Master Craftsman: Design for Needlework


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 portion 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