Felted fleece sheepskin rug handmade from Cormoran’s 2021 fleece…
This stunning large rug is made from the fleece of gentle giant Cormoran (pictured in the photos wearing this very fleece). His fleece is a beautiful mix of grey and black colours with some lighter sunbleached tips. He has the most gorgeous curls that I am sure are the envy of many sheep! The back of the rug is thick and very well felted. I needle felted Cormoran’s name on the back with a little design to make his fleece that extra bit special. This rug is a real heavyweight just like Cormoran himself. It is ideal to use as a rug thanks to its weight but would look equally amazing draped on a sofa or bed. This is a very good versatile example of a felted fleece – perfect to add a touch of woollen luxury to any home!
Cormoran is a Valais Blacknose cross Blueface Leicester sheep who lives with his sister Hufflepuff and many other sheep friends at our home on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. He really is a giant and is the largest sheep in the flock! Hence his name – Cormoran after the Cornish giant. Thankfully despite his size he is a gentle soul who loves coming over for a fuss and cuddle. He has an incredible roman nose and huge floppy ears which just make him look totally adorable. Cormoran even became a dad in 2021 to 10 lambs who all live here too.
All my sheep are hand-shorn by me with traditional blade shears taking great care not to harm the sheep or fleece.. This particular fleece is Cormoran’s 2nd shear fleece aka the second fleece that he has grown in his lifetime. It is unique as each sheep’s fleece is never quite the same each year, many factors affect it, weather, age, diet etc.
Cormoran’s fleece is all natural 100% wool – animal friendly and over a year in the making it has great provenance.
The reverse of the rug is made from carded wool that is then hand felted to Cormoran’s fleece. That felted wool is a mix of wool from some of my other sheep.
This is a completely handmade product every element has been created by myself and Cormoran and the flock at our farm in Wales. The sale of it directly sustains the sheep and enables them to live out their whole lives here munching away growing beautiful wool. You can’t get more ethical than that.
Felted fleeces aka vegetarian sheepskin rugs are best suited to light use but they really will last for years and years if loved and treated with respect and care. Being made of only wool (and the odd bit of hay…) they are completely biodegradable and kind to our planet…
Dimensions: Measurements taken on the fleece side are approx at the longest 145-160cm long x 95-110cm wide.
Wool texture: The feel of this fleece is well curly! It is a little hair-like, not coarse but not super soft either, it is in-between.
Colour: The colour of this rug is a beautiful mix of grey and black colours with some lighter sunbleached tips.
VM(aka hay/grass seeds etc): I spent a lot of time removing the most noticeable bits of debris Cormoran collected in his fleece throughout the year, bits dried leaves mostly where he has foraged in hedges in the winter months.. However, you may still find little bits of dried leaves and grass seeds as this is a natural unprocessed handmade piece..
All felted fleeces moult or shed to some degree some more than others. With this particular piece it is very minimal.
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 item is with UPS 2 working day delivery aim Fully Insured and items are dispatched within 1-5 working days. If you require express postage please contact me before purchase to arrange.
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 will incur an extra postage charge which may vary depending on location.
RETURNS If you are unhappy with your item please contact me within 7 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.