Joyce Lukomski is an international needlework teacher, designer, lecturer and show judge who earned certification through the Valentine Museum (NAN) where she served as Director of Teacher Certification and Director of Education.
was honored with NAN's prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2001.
At the NAN Exemplary Exhibit in 2004 she
won the blue ribbon in the Original Professional category, Best in Show and the Popular Choice Award for her
"Opera Bag" which combines loom beading, beading on canvas and silk stitching on canvas.
also holds an Honorary Professional Fellow ANG Certification, as well as the coveted ANG Literary Award presented in 2005.
Since the mid 1970's Joyce has taught national and regional seminars for EGA
, Embroidery Association of Canada
, Elsa Williams School of Needle Arts
for Embroiderers, Callaway Gardens School of Needle Art
, as well as for numerous other seminars and guilds.
In 1981 she combined the profession of her "first" life in journalism with her love of needlework and assumed the duties of editor of a guild magazine.
served in that capacity until Summer of 1998.
In the Spring of 1999 she
launched a commercial magazine, needlepoint now, which continues to enjoy popularity in America and many other countries.