Herdwick Sheep Keyring Handmade
A cute little grey Herdwick sheep keyring handmade from 100% natural wool. The sheep is made by a process called needle felting. Once complete he is attached to a length of strong waxed jute twine and fastened to a keyring. A lovely and lightweight keyring, not heavy or clunky. It would make a sweet little gift and everyday keyring – the sale of which directly supports my woolly flock. The little sheep himself is natural, biodegradable, and made with actual Herdwick wool from Mani (grey wool) and a small amount of Swaledale wool for the white elements including the dangly handspun wool legs. I shear all our sheep myself with traditional blade shears and all the fleeces are processed by my hand here at our home.
All my needle felted items are very solidly felted with carefully added details. They are hand-crafted with a lot of love and care and not rushed so they take a surprising amount of time to make. More so when you factor in the time spent tending the sheep, shearing the sheep, washing their wool, carding, dyeing and spinning – they are handmade in the truest sense of the word.
This listing is for the exact little sheep in the photos.
The only part that is not wool from my flock is the jute twine and keyring that the sheep hangs from.
I will sent the sheep wrapped in a little cardboard gift box so he would make a lovely pressie.
Size – Herdwick sheep is approx 6.5cm in length nose to tail and his height with string and keyring is approx 12cm
Please note – This is NOT a toy. It is made from small needle felted wool pieces and hairy textured wool and so could pose a hazard for babies or small children. Please do not give to children under 3 years old.
I always make every effort to show the true colours of items in my photos and website photos are never enhanced but sometimes colours may vary due to different monitor settings and lighting.
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 is with Royal Mail 2nd class. I dispatch items within 1-5 working days. If you require express postage please contact me before purchase.
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 5 days of receiving it. All items must be returned in their original unused condition and buyer pays return postage.
DISCLAIMER All needle felted items are made for decoration purposes only. They are not toys. Please do not give to children under 3 years old. Patchwork Sheep and I myself take no responsibility for breakages or harm/injury caused by misuse of any item I make or sell.
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.