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Blue Thistle Arts

My mission is to encourage women to celebrate, conserve and connect with Mother Nature.

Each item we offer, whether it is a pillow or scarf, began as an original painting or collage. Through a design and printing process, I transformed the art into fabric, and, finally, into a one-of-a-kind product inspired by nature.

My current offerings include silk scarves and wraps, decorative pillows, cotton tunics and zip pouches, as well as original art and prints.

My textile products are manufactured by Southwest Creations Collaborative in New Mexico - an enterprise that trains and employs women from low-income neighborhoods to cut, sew and finish artistic soft goods. Providing on-site childcare, Southwest Creations invests in women who, in turn, invest in their families and communities. I am honored to work with this organization that values and enriches the contributions of women to our society. - Melanie Birk