I have recently been felted a couple of our fleeces.
The first one is the fleece shorn from our Shetland ewe Walda from 2021. I have felted the back of it using the wool from some of our other sheep. This makes it similar to a sheepskin. You can use it as a rug, a throw, or a lap blanket. It measures about 3 feet by 3 feet. It is available for $150. I can do local pick up or shipping.
I also used the wool fleece shorn off of our of Shetland sheep named Hodor. The back of the fleece has also been felted using wool from our other sheep to give it an appearance like sheepskin. It too can be used as a rug, a throw or a lap blanket. Hodor has a white spot on him so that is why there is a lighter spot in the fleece. It measures roughly 4 feet by 2 1/2 feet. It is also available for $150. I can still do local pick up or shipping.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
I find those felted fleeces very interesting! How long does it take to do one?
It takes a long time. First there’s the wet felting which is hard work. Then you dry them and needle felt any thin spots. There are at least 3 hours into each one.
I’m not surprised! My daughter and our friend, have both cleaned filthy fleeces. I’ve even done some needle felting in a craft project.
The rugs are both very beautiful. A good way to use a fleece that doesn’t quite measure up for spinning.
I can totally recommend these felted fleeces. I got one from Donna two (or three?) years ago, and it’s holding up very well to my feet as well as many cat naps (after the cat determined that it wasn’t, in fact, lava).
Thanks for the follow up. It is nice to hear that it is holding up well.
those turned out great! they look so comfy 🙂