Last week The Washington Post had an short article about needlepoint. There wasn’t much to it. Great for The Point of It All, that got mentioned, but not good for the MANY other shops in the area that were ignored, or for the Woodlawn Exhibit, or (I could go on and on).
Having worked as a journalist I am somewhat sympathetic, it could have been done in a hurry, it needed to be a specific length, and a dozen other reasons why it was so bad.
If any publicity is good publicity, then we should not be unhappy.
But we can, and should, change people’s misconceptions about needlepoint by showing them it is so much more than the article. And the paper is helping us by having an open slideshow of our favorite pieces of needlework. Jane in Chilly Hollow has added some and so have I and many others.
You can add yours too. Go to their Conversations page, register (it’s free) or sign in and upload.
I don’t know how long it will be open, so do it fast. If you get to it and it’s closed for submissions, enjoy a lovely gallery.