Handmade beautiful natural wool rug or throw hand woven on a peg loom. 100% Wool woven on natural jute twine and finished with unique fleece tassels on each side! The sheep thoroughly inspected the rug during a photoshoot and gave it the hooves up!
This large piece was made using mainly 3 years worth of fleeces from a very little sheep called Sweep who is a Soay cross Shetland sheep (in the photos!). It was bulked out with some of Patch’s fleece and some of Holly’s fleece was used for the little tassels! All these sheep live on our smallholding with many other woolly friends who have a home for life here. This beautiful rug/throw was handmade at our home by myself over a 2 week period. Adding fleece tassels is something I came up with to bring a bit more character of the fleece and a wildness to my peg loom rugs. This is a very time consuming process but gives a great effect once finished. Pegloom rugs made in this way are generally a little more expensive to to the extra time involved. This rug looks amazing draped across a bed or sofa, or placed upon a wooden or stone floor! The texture is very soft and some of the tassels may shed the odd hair but this is minimal..
There may be the odd bit of natural vegetable matter such as little pieces of hay imbedded deep within woven 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 rug or throw but a unique piece of art and there will never be another exactly the same! Whilst it took me countless hours over 2 weeks to weave it, Sweep the sheep spent 3 years growing the wool used! Due to it’s soft texture this piece is best suited to light use such as a throw or rug in a bedroom or sitting room and not intended to have muddy boots upon it or be used in a high traffic area. Due to the large size it is fairly heavy.
If you have and questions please get in touch.
Measurements are approx 128 x 98 cm including the tassels. As mentioned above, this is handmade and is not a perfectly uniform shape like a factory produced item would be, it is natural and unique. 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.
Free postage to mainland UK with myhermes or Royal Mail is included in the price. Remote islands and overseas buyers will need to cover postage costs please contact me to purchase if you are an overseas buyer. Any over charges will be refunded. Postage may be expensive overseas due to the weight of some rugs.
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_