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About Us

The Needleworks is a retail store located in Birmingham Michigan. We have been Michigan's largest Needlepoint only store since 1978. With classes daily, canvases, notions, and thousands of threads, we are your one stop needlepoint provider! 

Our Instructors

Linda Watkins

Linda Watkins has worked in the needlework industry for over 20 years and has vast experience helping customers & teaching students the art of needlework. Her vast knowledge and refreshing personality allows her share her knowledge to all who asks.

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Kathy Stolpin

Kathy Stolpin, The Needleworks master instructor, was born in Flint, Michigan. She attended Mott Community College and the University of Michigan Flint. Kathy majored in Biology, Education and Drama which uniquely qualifies her to teach needlework (right!)

She’s been teaching creative needlepoint for 28 years and over 20 of those years have been at the Needleworks. Kathy has studied with Chottie Alderson, Jean Hilton, Joyce Lukomski, Jane Zimmerman as well as several other nationally recognized needle art instructors. She has won numerous awards in needlework shows including a blue ribbon awarded at an ANG national show.

Kahty’s husband, Bill, is a fine art printmaker. His 30 year association with DAS Print Co. has given Kathy a unique perspective in working with color and composition. This perspective, teamed with her natural sense for texture and technique, gives her students a rich teaching experience.

Students enjoy her relaxed classroom atmosphere and personable teaching style as evidenced by her large following of students.
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