Rustic handmade 100% wool large decorative cushion. All natural and all wool from Mochi the sheep and made entirely by one pair of hands (and a sheep) at our smallholding in Wales.
One side is a hairy wild felted fleece and the reverse is woven by hand on a peg loom. These two sides have been stritched together with some very chunky handspun wool from the same fleece and the cushion has been stuffed with natural washed fleece from our other sheep before being stitched closed. This cushion 100% handmade and 100% natural wool. It is large size, completely natural and very huggable.
The felted fleece was achieved by placing individual locks into a wooden frame and layering hand carded wool on the cut ends then carefully felted to retain the fleece apperance. This is a very time consuming process but gives a great effect once finished. Cushions and rugs made in this way are generally a little more expensive to to the extra time involved.
Mochi the sheep lives on our smallholding with her daughter Tawny, granddaughter Rhubarb and many other woolly friends who have a home for life here. This beautiful cushion was handmade at our home by myself using Mochi’s 2019 sheared fleece.. It is a beautiful range of soft grey colours and looks stunning in a rustic/farm house style setting.
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!
Perfect as a gift or treat for your home! This is not just a cushion but a unique piece of art and there will never be another exactly the same! Whilst it took me many many hours to make it, Mochi spent a whole year growing the wool used! The texture of the wool is soft on both sides this cushion is very cuddly and huggable. The felted side may shed a small amount. Due to the size and being 100% wool this cushion is quite heavy!
If you have and questions please get in touch.
Measurements are approx 58 x 54 cm. As mentioned above, this is handmade and is not perfectly uniform like a factory produced item would be, in particular the reverse. 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_