Pixie & Thistle is a small business, we strive to create unique items, we specialize in handcrafted, felt made and embroidered goods, made with love.
About the owner
Lena Zolotarev is a sewist and fiber artist based in Warrington, PA. A Bucks County native born and raised , she moved to Delaware where she received her Associates in Illustration from the Delaware College Of Art & Design and went on to Brooklyn, NY to received her BFA in Communication Design from PRATT University. She met her husband and fellow designer Alex, while at PRATT, and as their family got bigger they decided to move back to Bucks County to raise their 3 children, Julian, Lincoln and Vivienne.
Lena has always been a creative, and in 2016 she focused her energies. Pixie + Thistle was Founded in November of that year, after Lena went through series of kismet discoveries, one being the Tomte, the protective, Nordic style gnome.
Lena creates folklore driven one of a kind bags, home decor and embroidery works. Her love of the artist’s process and functionally allows her items to be truly unique, and aids in the making of beautiful art, with an element of practicality. the wool felt Is all dyed in small batches, each illustration is hand drawn directly on to the fabric, and hand stitched. Lena makes the bags and pillows her embroidery lives on, constructing and creating each item 100% in her home studio. She also practices a no waste/ minimal waste approach to art using the raw materials to its fullest potential.