Curly felted fleece wool rug handmade from part of Hermione’s 2021 fleece…
This gorgeous rug is made from the fleece of Hermione (pictured in the photos.) She has the most beautiful curly white/cream fleece that has one small grey spot. This rug is handmade using a part of Hermione’s fleece that I rearranged into an elongated oval shape. It is the perfect size for a bedside rug or bed runner or a statement piece to drape on a sofa or chair. It would even make a fancy luxurious bathmat! The underside of the rug is a matching creamy white colour, very well and smoothly felted with Hermione’s name needle felted on in a warm grey colour. Hermione’s fleece is a lovely example of a ‘vegetarian sheepskin’ that will bring a touch of woolly luxury to any home.
Hermione is a Wensleydale cross Texel sheep who lives here with her best friend Luna and many other sheep at our home on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. She big boisterous character who loves human attention and food, more like a big loveable dog than a sheep. Hermione came to live here with her half-sister Luna, the pair have always been inseparable and love to charge around the field leaping about.
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 Hermione’s 3rd shear fleece aka the third fleece that she has grown in her lifetime. It is unique as each sheep’s fleece is never quite the same each year, many factors affect it, weather, age, diet etc. This particuar fleece is the nicest of her fleeces so far.
Hermione’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 and handspun wool that is then hand felted to Hermione’s fleece. It is a mix of wool from some of my other sheep – Lily, Noddy & Norbert that I prepare and carded myself.
This is a truly handmade product every element has been created by myself and Hermione 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.
Hermione’s fleece is a mediumweight fleece so it is perfect to drape on a chair or bed and equally suited to use as a cosy rug. It is very well felted and a very good example, very minimal moulting so ideal for multiple uses.
Dimensions: Measurements taken on the fleece side are approx at the longest 110cm long x 45-58cm wide. It is narrower at one end and widens towards the other.
Wool texture: The feel of this fleece is soft and curly.
Colour: The colour of this rug is creamy white with a small grey spot which you can’t see on the photos, it is unique and makes the rug perfectly imperfect. The underside is also creamy-white with Hermione’s name needle felted on.
VM(aka hay/grass seeds etc): I used the best and cleanest parts of Hermione’s fleece to make this rug. However, there are a few small light patches of dried leaves and grass seeds that are noticeable on close inspection. Because Hermione has the most beautiful curls I didn’t want to brush or disturb them too much so I’ve removed what I could and left any deeply embedded as I don’t think they detract from they beautiful natural rug..
All felted fleeces naturally moult or shed to some degree some more than others depending on the fiber type. This particular fleece is minimal moulting.
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…
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.
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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.
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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.