repurposed wool & cashmere

Kansas, United States · 770 Sales


repurposed wool & cashmere

Kansas, United States 770 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
Marla Sawatzky Rowe

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Marla Sawatzky Rowe


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Kristina Worden

Kristina Worden on Dec 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Just Beautiful and SO unique. LOVE them!!!


sarahschladen on Dec 8, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is our 5th stocking from prairie path wool. Amazing heirlooms that make me smile when they come out of the holiday drawer. Lovely ordering experience!

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The surprise at the end of the day

I began my shop when my husband went back to school and I transitioned from part time work outside the home to full time stay at home mom. I soon became aware that I needed a creative outlet and some extra income.

Throughout the next year I discovered how much I enjoyed working with recycled wool sweaters. I started making Christmas stockings which seemed to be a natural fit with the colorful wool.

Because I am around children daily, I have been inspired by their interests as well as the sentimental toys from my own childhood.

Finding my materials can be challenging and yet a very exciting thrill-of-the-hunt. Sometimes I look for very specific pieces of custom projects and other times I pick patterns or colors that I love and then see what comes out of that sweater later. The size and shape of the sweater usually dictate what I create.

From an environmental standpoint, I love that I can make something fun, functional and beautiful from existing materials. Plus, wool is natural and safe for children, naturally antimicrobial and moisture wicking.

Shop members
  • Marla Sawatzky Rowe


    I am a wife and mother of three children. I have been creating my entire life. I have a bachelors degree in the fine arts. Fabric is my medium of choice, especially natural and repurposed.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 20, 2013
My shop consists of handmade item from upcycled wool, including plush toys, cashmere scarves and Christmas stockings. Because I have 3 small children, I am drawn to children's items and ideas.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Paypal and expect payment within 2 days of purchase. If I don't receive payment after 2 days I will send you a convo stating my policy of no payment for 7 days will result in a cancelled transaction and relisting.
I will do my best to ship within 2 business days of payment received unless otherwise stated. I use United States Postal Service first class mail within the US and First class International for all international purchases.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please let me know if ever there is a problem. I am very open to discussion and want to do the right things for my customers.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am willing to make custom orders. Simply convo me with requests.
Some of my handmade items are for sale in Newton, Kansas at The Kauffman Museum, as well as Layman's Flea Market in Newton.