Thistle Creative Reuse | Creative Sustainability

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Keep Creativity Sustainable for Everyone

Support Our Planet with Secondhand Creative Materials!

We are a small and mighty group who value creativity, beauty and the environment. We believe that creative expression does not have to come with an environmental cost because enough materials already exist in the world. With over a decade of creative reuse experience among us, we want to help you tap your creativity and imagination using reuse materials.

We want to help you get creative, sustainably.

Art Supplies

Find the right utensils for drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, and everything in between.

Books + Magazines

Is your collage missing something? We’ve got art books, craft books, vintage books, and an abundance of magazines.

Craft Supplies

From glitter to googly eyes, we have a variety of crafting supplies and materials for adults and children alike.

Fabric

Choose from our selection of cotton and vintage fabrics, ranging from solid colors to bold, fun patterns.

Jewelry + Beads

Pick your favorite beads, broaches, and jewelry making tools for a statement piece they’ll adore.

Thistle Kits + Merch

Gift cards, stickers, craft kits - we’ve got them all! Support our small business by checking out our merch.

Scrapbooking + Paper Craft

For paper craft enthusiasts, we offer plenty of embellishments, punches, cutters, stamps, stickers, and crafting paper.

Sewing Notions

We have everything your project needs: buttons and zippers, lace and trim, and tons of patterns.

Vintage

Who doesn’t love vintage? Discover quality clothing, materials, and one-of-a-kind items from years past.

Yarn + Fiber Arts

We offer acrylic fibers, natural fibers, fiber tools, needles for embroidery and cross stitching, and more.

WHAT IS CREATIVE REUSE?

Most of us have engaged in creative reuse without even realizing it. Creative reuse is when you change an existing item's purpose or function by adding some good ol' fashioned creativity. The end result does not have to be a craft or art (although we might argue that makes it more fun). Creative Reuse examples include turning glass jars into candle votives, corks into toy sailboats, cardboard boxes into play castles, even turning an old t-shirt into a cleaning rag (admittedly a less glamorous example).

Reusing items extends the lifecycle of those items, keeping them from the waste stream, and reduces the demand for virgin (new) goods. Reuse also uses less financial resources. It's certainly more affordable to use what you already have or what you can find secondhand.

Thistle carries items that can be creatively reused, but Thistle also carries plenty of items that can be used for their intended purpose, but are pre-loved--think, a pair of scissors, yarn, or stickers.

OUR COFOUNDER TEAM

Executive Director

Kari Meyercord-Westerman

Reuse + Recovery Director

Jeanna Dunlap