Handcrafted felted fleece seat cover or mini rug made from part of Alice’s 2021 fleece…
This beautiful miniature felted fleece / felted seat cover is made from the gorgeous long curly cream fleece of Alice (pictured in the photos). Alice is a Wensleydale cross Greyface Dartmoor sheep who lives with many other sheep friends at our home on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. She has the most amazing thick wavy woolly curls that have a silky hair like feel to them and make the most stunning felted rugs and seat covers. This particular felted fleece was made with leftover locks from Alice’s 2021 fleece. Each wool lock is individually arranged in a circular shape before it is wet felted. A time-consuming process but well worth it for the end results.
The underside of the rug is made from hand-carded wool that was hand felted to Alice’s fleece. The carded wool comes from some of our other sheep, it was washed and hand-carded here on the farm by me. I don’t buy in ready prepared processed wool for the back of my rugs, everything is made by my hands here at the farm. The backing wool is a mix from our sheep Muffin, Norbert and Rupert. It has a warm beige and white colour to it and is decorated with hand-spun wool and wool locks from Alice herself, Marmalade and another sheep called Dobby… I have needle felted Alice’s name onto the back of the felt too just to make it that bit more special.
Alice’s miniature fleece will look truly beautiful in any home. It is ideal to seat cover and place upon a chair, sofa or bed. You could even use as a miniature floor rug. Perfect to add a touch of woollen luxury and keep your bum or a pampered pet nice and cosy! Being made of only wool (and the odd bit of hay…) it is completely biodegradable and kind to our planet…
Please note like most felted fleeces it may shed wool/fibers to some degree – however, with this particular rug that is minimal.
Felted fleeces aka vegetarian sheepskin rugs are best suited to light in a clean environment use but will last for years and years if cared for and treated with respect. They can be hand washed too.
Dimensions: Measurements taken on the fleece side are approx min 63cm across max 70cm diameter. The fleece is an irregular round oval shape.
Wool texture: The feel of this fleece is almost hair like. It isn’t particularly coarse nor is it soft, it is somewhat silky and like hair.
Colour: The colour of this rug is a natural creamy white colour with a bit of a shine to it. The underside is cream and beige and tan coloured.
VM(aka hay/grass seeds etc): I used mostly the clean parts of Alice’s fleece for this rug and spent a lot of time removing any noticeable bits of debris that I’d missed. However, you may still find little bits of dried leaves and grass seeds as this is a natural unprocessed handmade piece.. these are very few and far between and only add to the naturalness of this handmade piece.
Like everything I make it is a unique item even more so as each sheep’s fleece is never quite the same each year, many factors affect it, weather, age, diet etc. I shear the sheep myself with traditional blade shears taking great care not to harm them or their fleeces. The proceeds from the sale of this fleece will help pay for Alice and her flockmates’ food, care products, and any veterinary help they need throughout the year.
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: This item will be sent with myHermes standard delivery. Express postage is available at extra cost please contact me.
Combined Postage: I do combine postage on multiple items if it is not done automatically at checkout I will refund you any overcharges after checkout.
Post Packaging: In an effort to be more eco-friendly most of the outer post packaging I send items in is reused aka recycled packaging that we have received parcels in ourselves or that has been gifted to me to put to good use.
OVERSEAS BUYERS: I ship WORLDWIDE but the shop is currently only set to UK customers so you need to contact me to purchase. Shipping 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 have any problems with your order please contact me and I will do my best to help.
We keep a well-loved, high welfare flock of pet and rescue 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 for the meat market and our sheep live out their natural lives with us. I am a full-time mum and shepherdess. In my (none existent!) free time I make things from wool from the sheep in order to sustain them.