As a new designer, we are trying our best to make the most of all the opportunities out there! We have been so fortunate, blessed even, that we have received a lot of publicity.
My Papa was in the car business and he had a Used Car Manager, Corky, who always said, ... it doesn't matter what they are saying, just as long as they are saying it! Well, I care what people say and I don't always love the attention, but that is part of being successful - so I am just trying to see how successful this little business can be!
I will be keeping track of all our publicity here.
We were so fortunate that Needlepoint.com created a kit of our canvas called "Coneflower & Bee", ME 57. You can search their site with my name and find the kit. It comes with threads, a stitch guide and the canvas!
July / August 2021
The Lighthouse Canvas, ME 34, was selected by Maureen Giuffre , Editor of Needlepointers Magazine to be featured in Tale of Two (sometimes 3) Stitchers. In this article, Maureen highlights the various threads, stitch choices and the resulting effects on the finished product. This is the official magazine of the American Needlepoint Guild and while you must be a member to subscribe, it is well worth it!
We were lucky enough to have one of our stitched canvases featured on the back cover of this magazine. The canvas, Uncle Wayne's Bees is featured with a stitch guide by Laura Taylor!
You can see the cover here and order a back order of the issue if you have the canvas. The canvas can be purchased from your favorite needlepoint shop!
Craft Industry Alliance Article
This organization supports many different types of small business owners. Their article doesn't focus just on needlepoint but more on my artistic journey -- so I hope you will read it and if you have a small business, you might want to consider joining! The article is here: High School Artist Madeleine Elizabeth Finds Success as a Needlepoint Designer.
Needlepoint Now Magazine
I was interviewed by Needlepoint Now Magazine in February and was so excited they chose me to be featured in the magazine. The article by June Russell-Chamberlin was fun to read. You can get a copy of the magazine here: Needlepoint Now July/August
We received a call from Pointing it Out Podcast with Megan Holmes of The Needlepoint Clubhouse in St. Louis, MO and Melissa MacLeod of The Wool and The Floss in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. I was so lucky to be among the first designers interviewed! Check out the podcast here: Pointing it out Podcast with Madeleine Elizabeth.
Needlepoint.com called and ordered a couple of my canvases for on-line classes. I was so lucky to be able to get those painted pretty quickly, but they also asked if I could be interviewed for their blog. This interview was a little easier since I responded to the questions online! You can see that blog post here: Madeleine Elizabeth on the Needlepoint.com Blog. If you are interested in seeing the first kit (complete with canvas, threads and stitch guide) You can see it here: Lavender & Bee Kit.
Stay tuned, there is another kit coming some time in the future!