Needle felted wool Valais Balcknose Sheep decoration.
These woolly sheep are each individually handmade so no two will ever be the same. This listing is for the exact sheep pictured. They are 100% wool bodies/heads that are felted solid then adorned with wool locks. This is a very time consuming process. Handmade wooden legs are then attached, tiny glass/wire eyes and lastly the wire based horns that can be gently bent to manipulate and shape. They are free standing. The wool used comes from my own flock of sheep and is all natural colours except for a small amount of colour used in the horns which has been handdyed. This particular Valais sheep has some actual Valais wool locks used to create his fleece that comes from my friends pet ram and I also used some Wensleydale wool from my own sheep Dobby.
NOT A TOY – Contains small parts! Intended as an ornament for decoration purposes only. Will not stand up to play.
Perfect any Valais Blacknose or sheep fan! They make a nice unique gift or treat for yourself. Each sheep comes in a simple card gift box.
There may be the odd bit of natural vegetable matter such as little pieces of hay imbedded deep within the fleece. All part of the natural charm and very normal to find amongst the fleece of a sheep!
A small amount of glue is used to secure the legs and wire in the horns and a tiny amount of clear nail varnish is sometimes applied to the tips of the horns to protect the wool there.
If you have and questions please get in touch.
Measurements are approx 15 cm long and 11cm high to the top og his head. As mentioned above, this is handmade and is not perfectly uniform like a factory produced item would be.. And unlike most factory produced items this is eco-friendly, biodegradable, traceable right back to the individual sheep who grew the wool and the sale of it will directly support my sheep flock and own family.
As wool is a wonderful natural product from a happy sheep and has been completely processed by my own hands there is most likely still the odd grass seed and whisp of hay to be found amongst the fibres though I have done my best to remove them. This is the beauty of nature and sheep 🙂
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.
Orders over £45 will be posted FREE of charge.
Postage is set to MAINLAND UK with Royal Mail or myHermes and items are usually dispatched within 1-5 working days. I am happy to post to remote areas, US/Canada and EU but please ask as postage will be more expensive. If I have grearly over charged on postage I will refund the difference.
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 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.
You can learn more about us and meet the sheep on our website www.patchworksheep.co.uk and follow our sheep on Facebook @patchworksheep or Instagram patchworksheep_