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Handmade Swaledale Sheep Decoration

A handmade Swaledale sheep decoration. This little Swaledale sheep is made by a process called needle felting. She is made from natural Swaledale wool with handspun wool dangly legs and poseable horns and hangs from a length of natural jute twine. Her horns are made from copper wire that is wrapped in wool and cotton. Most of the wool used in her creation is actual Swaledale wool from a small British flock, for once not from my own flock but I am supporting another little business by buying one of their fleeces that would be worth very little if sold to the British wool board. The Swale wool has a wonderful wiery rough texture perfect for needle felting. This little version would make such a special gift for anyone who loves sheep, especially the Swaledale breed!

This listing is for the very same sheep in the photos. She will be sent in a little cardboard gift box and would make a lovely pressie!

Size – Swaledale sheep is approx 9.5cm in length nose to tail and 7cm high. Her total hanging length with string is approx 18cm

This listing and price is for 1 single item the Swaledale sheep. Other sheep and dogs seen in some photos are available on separate listings.

I always make every effort to show the true colours of items in my photos and the website photos are never filtered but sometimes colours may vary due to different weather conditions, monitor settings and lighting.

All my needle-felted items are very solidly felted with carefully added details. They are crafted with a lot of love and care. They are not rushed so they take a surprising amount of time to make not including the time spent shearing the sheep, washing the wool, carding, dyeing or spinning the little legs!

Please noteThis is NOT a toy. It has been created for display and decoration purposes only. It is made from small needle felted wool pieces and hairy textured wool and the horns have a copper wire base and so could pose a hazard for babies or small children. Please DO NOT give to children under 3 years old.


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 I’m always happy to help.

Postage is with Royal Mail 2nd class signed for and items are dispatched within 1-5 working days. If you require express postage please contact me before purchasing. This item is presented in a simple cardboard gift box.

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 but the shop is currently set to UK customers only. Please contact me if you are overseas and I will arrange the purchase for you. You will incur an extra postage charge which may vary depending on location, plus any taxes or customs charges your country places upon the parcel.

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.

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.


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