Designer – Entrepreneur – Seamstress

The First Friday Artwalk in Great Falls is spread throughout the downtown area and also to the Four West Art League on 16th Street and 2nd Avenue North. The artwalk happens the first Friday evening of each month.

Four West Art League is housed on the fourth floor of what used to be the area’s hospital. Individual rooms have become artists’ studios and showrooms. Hallways are decorated leading visitors from one room to the next.

A friend and I wandered in to visit a new tenant touting design and seamstress skills. Bethany Ensley’s business “Merry Bobbins” was an absolute delight.

We looked around the very tidy studio and the designer showed us some of her creations – clever and cute tea bag holders and well-designed wallets were a couple of items that caught our attention.

Actually, I decided I needed a tea bag holder – it is certainly a step up from stuffing them in pockets in my purse.

Ms. Ensley is available for all types of alterations and sewing. We asked about draperies and valances and she was open to that too.

You can reach Merry Bobbins at 702-285-5348 or

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