This stunning sheep friendly wool rug is made from Dandelion and Peanut’s fleeces. Dandelion’s fleece is the hairy side and Peanut’s fleece has been used for the felted back of this rug. These fleeces kept them warm and cosy during the harsh wet winter we had this year. Now summer is upon us the sheep are glad to be rid of their coats and set to work munching grass and growing their next beautiful fleece. This rug is completely made by hand here at our home. Dandelion and Peanut live with 70 other sheep here on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. Dandelion is very charismatic and appears on quite a few of my profile pictures. I shear all the sheep myself with traditional blade shears taking great care not to harm them or their fleece. The proceeds from the sale of this rug will help pay for Dandelion’s and Peanut’s (and their 70 friends and family members) care throughout the year.
The wool from Peanut that I used to felt the back of this rug has been washed and hand-carded here nothing has left the farm to be processed or been bought in making this rug truly sustainable and handmade. As such, I decided to make the reverse of this rug a little more interesting and show off Peanut’s lovely fleece too and make this rug just that bit more special and unique.
This piece would look absolutely stunning draped across a bed or sofa. It is suitable as a floor rug in a low traffic area too… It has a beautiful luxurious look about and is smooth to the touch. Being made of only wool (and the odd bit of hay…) it is completely biodegradable and kind to our planet…
Like most felted sheepskin rugs it does moult a little which is normal especially for these types of dual coated fleeces.
Dimensions: Measurements taken on the fleece side are at the longest 130cm long x 115cm wide. The rug has a natural irregular shape it is curved at one end which is where Dandelion’s head/neck was and it is irregular at the other where her rear legs were and so some areas measure a bit wider or narrower.
Wool texture: The feel of this fleece is slightly coarse, smooth and hair like not itchy. The locks are smooth and incredibly long and hairy in places and more short and curly in others.
Colour: The colour of this rug is a natural grey-brown and white spotted.
VM(aka hay/grass seeds etc): I spent an hour removing the most noticeable bits of debris Dandelion collected in her fleece throughout the year, bits of hay and grass seeds mostly.. However, you may find bits of hay as this is a natural unprocessed handmade piece.. mostly along the neck of the fleece. But they are few and far between and do pull out quite easily.
If you have any questions or queries at all please send me a message I will be happy to help.
A lot of time, care and love go into all my items they are all individually made one at a time by just 1 pair of hands – from caring for and shearing the sheep, washing the wool and crafting an item to the packaging and posting – handmade in the truest sense of the word.
Any questions just send me a message.
Postage for this rug included in the price 24 hours next day with DPD to UK mainland.
OVERSEAS BUYERS I do ship worldwide please enquire and note that oveseas buyers will incur an extra postage charge which may vary depending on location.
RETURNS If you are unhappy with your item please contact me within 5 days of receiving it. All items must be returned in their original unused condition and buyer pays return postage.
If you do have any problems with your order please contact me and I will do my best to help.
We keep a well-loved, high welfare, colourful flock of sheep on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. Our sheep are a part of the family and each is known by name. All our wool and makes are vegetarian-friendly as we do not breed or sell sheep into the food chain and our sheep live out their natural lives with us. I am a fulltime mum and slave to sheep! In my (none existent!) free time I make things from wool from the sheep in order to sustain them.