Jun 29, 2018 01:31PM
Bristly Thistle’s needlepoint canvases are all painted entirely by hand, by artists from all over the country. Michele attends needlepoint shows each year, seeking out new artists and designs. An expert needlepoint teacher herself, she teaches a class at a retreat in Montgomery, Alabama called “Canvas: A Needlepoint Adventure.” In addition, Michele invites distinguished instructors to give classes at The Bristly Thistle.
Michele also holds special Trunk Shows at her shop, where she introduces new needlepoint artists to her customers, allowing them to see the depth of their work. “Today, needlepoint has taken on a whole new vibe. I’m a thread junkie!” she laughs. “There are so many types of threads and embellishments that no two pieces are ever the same, and each is a work of art!” For more information, call (904) 729-4020 or visit www.bristlythistle.com.