Handmade felted fleece ‘vegetarian sheepskin’ rug made from a local Welsh Mountain sheep fleece.
Beautiful wild-looking felted fleece rug. This little rug was made from part of a locally grown fleece that I was kindly given by a family friend. Her hobby flock of sheep graze the cliffs near Tudweiliog.
This is a truly handmade natural 100% wool item. The carded wool used for the back comes from our own sheep, hand sheared by myself and then washed and hand-carded here on the farm. I decided to make the reverse of this rug a little more interesting and wet felted a pattern using tan brown and cream wool. This rug has a rugged wild look about it just like the hardy little sheep themselves.
This fleece would work best as a display piece or photo prop. Due to the coarse hairy nature of Welsh Mountain fleeces this rug does shed a lot more than the average rug. Meaning it would not work well as a throw on a chair or sofa or be suitable for a high traffic area. This factor has been reflected in the price. Being made of only wool (and the odd bit of hay…) it is completely biodegradable and kind to our planet…
Dimensions: Measurements taken on the fleece side are at the longest approx 86cm long x 66cm wide. The rug has a natural shape and so some areas measure a bit wider or narrower.
Wool texture: The feel of this fleece is rough, coarse and hairy. The locks vary in length.
Colour: The colour of this rug is a natural creamy-white with gingery hairs amongst the fleece. It has a natural tan and white reverse.
VM(aka hay/grass seeds etc): I spent some time removing the most noticeable bits of debris collected in this fleece throughout the year, bits of hay and grass seeds mostly.. However, you may find bits of dry leaves etc as this is a natural unprocessed handmade piece..
The photos of the sheep are not the sheep who grew this particular fleece but of our own lovely Welsh mountain sheep Nettle.
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 is 3-5 working days with My Hermes. 24 hour delivery is available at extra cost.
OVERSEAS BUYERS please contact me I do ship to most places at additional postage cost.
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.