Felted Fleece Collar ‘Fox’ handmade from Humphrey’s fleece…
Felted fleece collar handmade with Humphrey’s fleece. A rich Autumnal foxy colour this collar is perfect for this time of year. A smaller more refined size collar it covers the shoulders perfectly and can be worn by an adult or child alike. This collar is soft and flexible and comfortable to wear. A lovely rustic piece ideal to suggle up in on a winter’s night, keep you warm in the wilderness, make a statement or perfect as part of a costume – I can just picture this as part of a fox or lion outfit! I have hand stitched around the inner edge of the collar as a finishing touch too.
It is important to me to know where every part of my crafts comes from and I am always open and honest with you lot too. The fluffy part of this collar as you’ve gathered by now is fleece from Humphrey. More specifically this collar is formed from locks from his 1st lamb fleece. There are some photos of Humphrey as a lamb wearing this exact fleece. The carded wool on the back is from a Shetland sheep that comes from the Aklah flock in Malton. Lastly, the yarn used for the stitching is my own handspun, it is wool from Pip’s 1st lamb fleece so it’s lovely and soft too. Everything is made by my own hands and the sheep.
Size: A smaller more refined size collar it can be worn by an adult or child alike. Please see the photos for an approximate measurements.
Wool texture: The feel of this fleece is lovely and soft!
Colour: A rich fox brown/tan with sun-bleached tips.
VM(aka hay/grass seeds etc): I have done my best to remove any remnants of the Welsh hillside from this collar. However, it is you may still find the odd little bit of dried leaf and grass seeds as this is a natural handmade piece.
All felted fleece pieces moult or shed to some degree some more than others. With this particular fleece collar from Humphrey there is very little moulting.
Humphrey is a wether (castrated male) Icelandic cross sheep who lives with his mum Harriet and dad Sven and the rest of the flock at our home on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. Humphrey is a very cheeky character who loves shoving his nose in pockets to sniff out a treat. His party trick is unzipping coats and hoodies and sometimes even chewing off said zip and attempting to eat it. His best buddies (and partners in crime!) are Ivar and Elder, the three of them are nearly always hanging about together making mischief!
All my sheep are hand-shorn by me with traditional blade shears taking great care not to harm the sheep or fleece…
This is a completely handmade product with almost every element created by myself and Humphrey 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.
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.
Any questions just send me a message.
Postage for this item is Royal Mail Medium Parcel 2nd Class Signed for and items are dispatched within 1-5 working days. If you require different postage please contact me before purchase to arrange.
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 I do ship worldwide please email me as the shop is set to UK only. 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 7 days of receiving it to discuss.
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.