Cheri Harwood with Image Embroidered out of Woodstock, GA came up with the name, Pot O’ Gold, for Polyneon color #1673. “There is really no story behind it,” she explains, “it just looks like it!” Cheri runs a single-head Tajima machine and does most of her embroidery work for local schools and churches. Image Embroidered, which has been around for five years, also offers work with heat presses and promotional items. Cheri points out that, “We wanted to start a franchise, but in the end we decided that it would be much better to be independent.” And thus, Image Embroidered was born! You can reach Image Embroidered at 404 271-3074.
CHAMPAGNE BEIGE #1884
According to Sharon Ostrander with Truly Yours in Oscoda, MI, “If you have a logo, we can customize it to anything!” Her Truly Yours is a multi-service business -- she handles the embroidery aspect of it while her husband handles vehicle graphics, sand blasted signs, banners, etc. Much of their business comes from corporate and industrial companies, along with sports logos for schools. Truly Yours operates a two-head Barudan machine. Sharon explains that Polyneon color #1884 “is a strong, light gold color which fits the name Champagne Beige perfectly.” Sharon has been in the embroidery business since 1995, adding, “From 1982 to 1995, I had a hair salon. There was a lady that rented space from me who had an embroidery business. When she decided to retire, I decided to buy the business and get into embroidery. It was great timing and a great way to use my creativity in a different profession. When I first started I had a hard time because the thread I was using broke all the time. Then I discovered Madeira and I am very happy with the quality of the thread. I do not lose valuable project time with Madeira thread, like I did with the old thread I used.” You can reach Truly Yours at 989 739-7060.
Sara Creppel’s Kustom Stitches in Belle Chasse, LA, specializes in advertising and promotional products. She explains that “the girls and I were talking together and Appletinis reminded us of the color (Polyneon color #1901) and that’s how the name originated!” In the embroidery business for 15 years, Sara bought Kustom Stitches about four months ago, and runs two Melco four-head machines. Kustom Stitches does work for oil companies like Shell and sports logos for schools in the area. You can reach Kustom Stitches, Inc. at 504 394-1547.
MALIBU COAST #1977
Ken Anderson, with Quick Draw out of Los Angeles, CA, won with the name Malibu Coast for Polyneon color #1977. Ken explains, “I live just south of Malibu, so I decided to go for the blue threads and find the one that best matched the color of the ocean. That’s pretty much the story!” Quick Draw runs a four-head Tajima machine. According to Ken, “We do a lot of screen printing, but we do embroidery as well. I would say that 75% of our work would be screen printing and 25% embroidery. We get a lot of contract business from companies. We also work closely with the local universities, such as UCLA. We also work with charity groups.” Ken has been with the screen printing and embroidery business for six years. You can reach Quick Draw at 310 477-6770.
SILVER DAZZLE #1611
When Carole Gamble with What’s In Store out of Caldwell, ID, first heard, “Congratulations, you are a winner in Madeira’s Name Your Favorite Color Contest,” she thought someone was playing a great joke on her. “Are you serious?” she kept asking. Carole won with Silver Dazzle for Polyneon color # 1611. Carole runs her business on two Brother embroidery machines and one Husqvarna (Viking). When asked about how she came up with such a mesmerizing name, she explains: “I just love the color of thread #1611. It is very shiny and sticks out clearly over other colors that have a similar shade. I once did a project on a jacket that featured an eagle on the back. I only used color #1611 for the whole project. The color really stands out.” Carole works closely with Ricki Clemons out of California, depending on the size of the jobs she is working on. Carole adds, “We do work for each other, sometimes the projects are big and other times small. I get a good amount of business from California.” You can reach What's In Store at 208 453-2743.