Announcement Recycled / reclaimed yarn. Cashmere, silk, merino wool, and more, carefully reclaimed from discarded sweaters. Spend $75 and get free shipping! Just enter coupon code FREESHIPPING75 at checkout. (USA only)
Recycled / reclaimed yarn. Cashmere, silk, merino wool, and more, carefully reclaimed from discarded sweaters. Spend $75 and get free shipping! Just enter coupon code FREESHIPPING75 at checkout. (USA only)
- All 450
- Cashmere Lace 97
- Cashmere Fingering 26
- Thicker Cashmere Yarns 73
- Silk and Silk Blend Yarn 61
- Recycled Merino Wool 61
- Shetland Wool 12
- Reclaimed Wool Yarn 24
- Reclaimed Alpaca Yarn 10
- Luxury Blends 35
- Cotton, Linen, and Hemp 19
- Recycled Mohair Blends 4
- Clearance and Notions 28
luxury yarns thoughtfully reclaimed from unwanted sweaters
Back in January of 2008 I resolved to work exclusively with recycled materials for one year. I found such an abundance of beautiful recycled materials to work with, that I have extended that resolution indefinitely! I work mostly with recycled yarn, but also use recycled fabrics and plastic bags.
Thoughtful Rose Supply is where I sell luxury yarns reclaimed from discarded sweaters. I scour local thrift stores for gently used sweaters made from quality yarns, unravel them, skein the yarn, wash the skeins, measure and tag them, photograph them, and list them in my Etsy shop. It's a lot of work, but it feels good to be salvaging these beautiful fibers that might otherwise end up in landfills, or be sent to the local textile recycling plant to be turned into rags!
I collect unwanted sweaters made from quality natural fibers, unravel them, skein them, wash the skeins in a gentle, eco-friendly, unscented detergent, and hang them to dry. Most of the kinks in the yarn are removed in the washing process, but a few waves may still remain. These will not be visible in your finished project.
If you'd like a sample of a yarn, let me know, and I will happily send you a few yards free of charge!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
*Shipping overages greater than a dollar will be refunded.
*All packages are shipped via the USPS.
*Orders greater than $100 USD in value will be insured.
*I am happy to ship internationally; however, the customer is responsible for all import or customs taxes or fees.
*Your yarn will be shipped safely sealed into zip lock bags. I use recycled or eco-friendly outer packaging whenever possible.