IN THE NEWS AND ON THE WEB!
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.
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!
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 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
Fiber Talk with Gary Parr
Imagine my surprise when Gary Parr with Fiber talk wanted me to do a podcast with him! One of the ladies who used to frequent the needlepoint shop where I hung out recommended that he contact me and interview me. (Thanks, Angela!!) He contacted my mom and she said it was ok to do the podcast. So, I talked with Gary one afternoon and it was fun! He prefers counted stitching but he liked my designs because he liked that there are areas to do decorative stitches without a ton of compensation. It was nice "meeting" him and I was thankful to "Needle in a Haystack" for sponsoring that podcast. If you would like to listen to our conversation click here : Gary Parr, Fiber Talk with Madeleine Elizabeth.
Craft Industry Alliance Article
This group is interesting and supports all kinds of small businesses -- on line and brick and mortar. They have classes and provide data to artisans and small business craft owners. They highlighted me in September and I was extremely glad. 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.