Sustainable Living + Creative Reuse Workshops.

Creative Reuse Education

We at Thistle believe that education is central to how we fulfill our mission of inspiring sustainable creativity and living. Whether we are educating in our shop by selling pre-loved materials or more directly through upcycling and creative reuse workshops and events - we know that an informed and educated citizenry will get creative, sustainably.
Reduce. Reuse. Raise hell.

Upcoming Workshops + Events

Workshops at Armadillo Ale Works

Workshops at Armadillo Ale Works

We love partnering with our favorite local brewery who hosts these workshops in their taproom at 221 S Bell Ave Denton, TX! Every registration comes with a drink ticket (n/a options, too)!

October 17

Make + Sip

Open creative reuse making time! We will bring a BUNCH of crafting and art supplies for you to play and make with.

3 - 5:30 pm

November 18

Yarn Spinning Intro

Learn how to make and use a simple drop spindle and learn how to start spinning your own yarn!

5:45 - 7:45 pm

November 21

Macrame Plant Hangers

Learn to make a macrame plant hanger w/ The Locust Loom

3 - 5:30 pm

Dec. 16

Into to Embroidery

Learn embroidery basics.

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Workshop Refund Policy

We will refund a workshop ticket if the request is made no less than 3 weeks prior to the event start date. Refunds will not be made if a request is made under 3 weeks before an event.

Workshop Cancelation and Credit Policy

We will allow participants to switch to a different workshop (space permitting) if we are notified no less than 1 week prior to the event start date. Participants are allowed to send a friend in their place so long as they email us that person's name prior to the event start time at

Events at Thistle

Events at Thistle's Shop

Youth Creative Reuse Education

Youth Creative Reuse Education

Thistle will come to you and provide a short creative reuse lesson and all the materials and instruction for your creative kid's or teens to complete a creative reuse craft. This is perfect for classrooms, scout troops, birthday parties and more.

Project Examples:

  • Stuffie (for ages 7+ - must be able to use a sewing needle with minimal guidance)
  • Terrarium
  • Weavings
  • Gnome + Fairy Homes
  • DIY Journals or Notebooks

Price: Youth Creative Reuse Workshops start at $175 for up to 10 kids.

Contact us with your event details, project ideas, and guest numbers to get a quote:

Private Workshops

Private Workshops

Do you want to have Thistle lead a workshop for just you and your group? We offer both in-person and virtual options. Great for parties, team-building events, and more!

Private instruction for your group of 5+ (in person or via Zoom)
All materials for the project*
Recording of your workshop after the live event (virtual workshops only)

Submit a Private Workshop Request form and we will get back to you for scheduling.

Examples of Private Workshops:

Beeswax Wraps
Card Making
Intro to Crochet
Into to Weaving
Intro to Macrame

Don't see what you're looking for? Ask us!

We provide all of the materials you will need for each workshop with a guarantee that at least 75 percent of the materials will be reuse materials. We only use new materials for items we cannot source through donations. We ask that all materials be picked up from our shop for virtual workshops. We will ship for an additional fee.

To Begin the Process for Booking a Private Workshop Fill out our Request Form