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‘You dream it, we create it’

New monogramming, screen-printing, graphics company opens on Main Street

By Anne Carmichael
For the Jessamine Journal
What began 13 years ago as an in-home monogramming business for Maleia Kinder has now grown into a new storefront location.
Located at 502 N. Main St., across from the Jessamine Journal, Embroidery Fox opened Aug. 26 and highlights Kinder’s expertise and that of her sister, Donna Harris, in a variety of ways.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The shop is currently closed on Sunday.
Many residents will remember the building as the long-time location of the original Dairy Queen, and later as Three Sons Bistro.
Kinder said when she wanted to open up shop, her husband George also saw the need and potential for a monogramming, screen-printing and graphics business in Nicholasville.
“Although he works as a salesman for Vootmann Bakery and part-time as a school bus driver for Jessamine County Schools, he supports us in our new venture 100 percent and helps out in any way he can in his free time,” Kinder said.
“He’s the muscle that helped us so much with the move-in and displays.”
Donna Harris brings 25 years of experience in graphic design to the equation.
“There’s nothing we can’t do,” Harris said. “You can bring in your own designs or we’ll create something for you. We can even design a website for you.
Whether you’re looking for logoed clothing, hats, totes or signage for your company or magnetic signs for your business vehicle; monogramming and logos for a sports team, school, church, or special events; or birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, etc. – we can help.”
Customers can bring in their own items to be monogrammed, Harris said, or they can choose from a vast selection of already monogrammed items such as a variety of University of Kentucky shirts, jackets and hats as well as East and West Jessamine school items.
“Our motto is, ‘you dream it, we create it,’” Kinder said.
When customers drive into the parking area, they will see the front of the business completely covered in promotional advertisements for their services.
However, when they enter the shop, all customers will see is filtered light coming through the windows.
Another one of the items the shop can create for customers is perforated vinyl posters and signs that adhere to their windows. The perforated vinyl sheets double as light-filtering window treatments while displaying your sign or graphic design on the outside without blocking your view.
They can be customized for car windows to offer shade from bright sunshine or rear vehicle windows, such as business signs or hunting scenes Embroidery Fox also offers items for fundraising promotions for teams, churches, schools or charities. In addition to screen-printed tee-shirts, sweatshirts and other items, vinyl banners can also be made in many sizes.
For more information, call (859) 537-7203.