Curating experiences of the African Diaspora since 2007, Harlem Needle Arts (HNA) is a cultural art institute at the forefront of revolutionizing, preserving and expanding the narrative of fiber, textile, design, and needle arts through exhibitions, education, project learning, lectures, film, technical support, economic development and tools to enhance quality of life through art. Transforming the myths of the art forms, our teaching artists are trend setters integrating the use of thread to produce content across platforms that include quilting, felting, knitting, crochet, batik, adire, botanical print, weaving, spinning, embroidery, collage, illustration, beading and fiber fusion.

HNA’s artistic vision of needle arts, enhances identity, promotes dexterity and pride in one’s ability to create through rhythmic art forms fusing history and art therapy.  

Board of Directors
Michelle Bishop
Founder and Executive Director
Valeria Washington
Carla Timm
Gail Edwards
Lisa Shepard Stewart

Harlem Needle Arts is a 501 (c) (3) organization


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