Viking Fleece Collar ‘Native’ handmade from Dandelion’s fleece…
Viking fleece collar handmade with Dandelion’s dreamy fleece. This beautiful wild collar is reversible it has a pretty pattern felted into the underside and two braided tassels with feathers. Me being me I forgot to photograph the collar being displayed and worn in reverse so more photos shall be added! Large in size this collar easily reaches my own waist. A rugged wild piece that will keep you warm in the wilderness and make a statement at festivals. It is perfect for costumes and fancy dress. I have hand stitched around the inner edge of the collar as a finishing touch too for me the stitching just makes these collars look complete.
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 hairy fleece part of this collar as you’ve gathered by now is fleece from Dandelion. More specifically this collar is formed from locks from her 2021 fleece. The carded wool on the back is from Pip, Marmalade and Norbert. Lastly, the yarn used for the stitching and decoration is my own handspun, it is a mix of wool from those same 3 sheep. Everything is made by my own hands and the sheep.
Size: A large size collar it easily reaches past my own waist (I’m not very big though so it will wear differently depending on your size). Please see the photos for approximate measurements.
Wool texture: The feel of this fleece is quite hairy! The underside felt is a little on the rough side and may feel itchy if worn directly against the skin.
Colour: A mix of light tan and white colour locks.
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 Dandelion, it does moult a little as is normal for hairy fleeces.
Dandelion is one of my bestest sheep buddies she is very naughty which is probably why I love her so. She launches herself at me when I am trying to feed the flock often sending me flying and spilling the food. Dandelion refuses to eat feed from the feed troughs, she will only eat from the bucket before the other sheep, shes a bit of a snob. Dandelion also habitually grazes through the fences, I hardly ever see her grazing from the field she is actually in, shes always got her head through a fence eating the ‘greener’ grass on the other side.
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.