Harlem Needle Arts, Inc. (HNA) is a New York-based cultural arts institute that preserves and promotes fiber, textile and needle arts and artisans in the African Diaspora. With a portfolio of services and ongoing activities, HNA represents the interest of artists, designers and novices in both national and international exhibitions; publishing opportunities in books and magazines; as well as platforms for lectures and teaching presentations. HNA introduces indigenous art forms such as Adire, knitting, crocheting, quilting, spinning, batik, weaving, fiber fusion as well as historical context to the residences Harlem and the community at large.

Their programs include free workshops through In Stitches, a professional development Urban Thread Salon Series and a trip to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. Their exhibitions include the annual Blossom of Fiber Art; Siddi Reaction (2014); Teresa Margoles: We have a Common Thread, Neuberger Museum; and the Sacred Art of Haiti, Gadson Gallery.

 

Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of Harlem Needle Arts