Meet The Clay Purl

The Clay Purl, Nashville, Indiana
You will find The Clay Purl in the heart of the beautiful, quirky, colorful, and exciting artist community of Nashville, Indiana. Michele Hayes opened The Clay Purl in May of 2011 in a tiny shop in Antique Alley. After three years they moved to a larger location right off the main square
of Nashville, but when the building was sold in May 2017 they found themselves back in Antique Alley, and they are very happy there.

We like to think it is a “magical place!” From the moment you spot it in the corner, or down the path, you will sense the magic—look for the banners and lights, and the turquoise trim. Then, when you walk in the door you will be greeted with a warm smile, a happy greeting, and lots of
fiber goodness. We love to talk yarn and fiber with enthusiasts from all over the world. Michele will even talk Cubs baseball and IU basketball if you want! We are always bringing in new, colorful and unique yarns. If spinning or needle felting is your thing—wait until you see our selection of fibers. We also have several “local” yarn and fiber lines, some locally made jewelry, buttons, handles, project bags, and stitch markers, delicious
cookies from the monastery, some amazing needle felted sculptures, and hand painted Matryoshka (nesting) dolls from Ukraine and Russia. We are designated as an Arts Venue in the village of Nashville.

The Clay Purl has been a stop on the Roving Indiana yarn crawl since its beginning in 2014. Michele serves on the Executive Committee and has been responsible for all the graphic designs.

Michele and her husband, David live in the village, and they love it. Her background is in marketing and graphic design. She currently serves on the Brown County Convention and Visitor’s Board. Michele and David have 2 grown children, Alyssa (who is married to Matt) and Paul. They also have 2 grandchildren, Elayna and Eyan. They love to travel, and have spent a
considerable amount of time in Ukraine. They are also an artistic bunch who loves being together.

We hope to see you soon and often! Michele likes to say, “Come see us, even if you are just coming for a couple of hours—you are on vacation! Have breakfast, lunch or a cup of coffee, buy yarn at The Clay Purl, and go home refreshed.”

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