Our Story

Jordan + Paul Kavuma || Thistle and Thread Design

Hi there! We are Jordan and Paul Kavuma, owners and embroidery artists behind Thistle & Thread Design. We have been running our business as a husband and wife team since 2013, and loving every minute! We met while we were both working in Uganda, and started Thistle & Thread after moving back to the States together and getting married.

We each come from families that have a deep love of fibers. Paul's Ugandan mother is a seamstress that creates beautiful East African garments, while I was taught by my grandmother to embroider, sew, and dye fabrics naturally when I was still a little girl. These skills and influences anchor our art and methods. 

Every piece in our collections are designed and sewn by hand. The hundreds of stitches that go into each piece are intentional and we take pride in the character that each holds. 

You will find that we release designs in series or collections. Each of these lines represent a theme, and tie together to complete a feeling or impression. We will only create a limited amount of pieces in each collection then we retire them and turn them into patterns to be bought and completed independently. The best way to know when a release of a new collection is taking place is to sign up for our email list. We like to keep in touch with everyone every other week and give updates on new additions to the shop, pop-up shops and markets that we are taking part in, and any sales that we are running. 

We love being the hands and hearts behind Thistle & Thread Design and are so honored that you have taken time to browse the pieces that we have created. We hope that you can find something that speaks to you, and make us a part of your life and home. 

For any questions about the products in our line, wholesale inquiries, or collaboration ideas please email us at hello@thistleandthreaddesign.com. 

Thistle and Thread Design Modern Embroidery Art