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  • Black living rug, made with shetland fleece from our own flock.
  • Detail of black shetland vegetarian rug. This shows the dark brown to black colours and the curly texture of the rug.
  • Colour variation in the felted vegetarian rug. This shows dark brown and grey tones with our sheep behind.
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Island Farm Shop

Black Living Felted Vegetarian Rug

Regular price £250.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £250.00 GBP
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Natural Felted "SheepSkin" Rug

This is a beautiful living rug hand felted from the fleece of one of our Rare Breed Shetland Ewe Lambs. The sheep is alive and well and happily grazing on our island farm.

About the Rug

This is a Vegetarian, Living Rug,
Fleece Size approximately 40” x 21” (102cm X 56cm
Felted side approximately 34” x 17” (87cm X 43cm)
Lock Length up to 7”

From a Shearling Shetland Lamb - Rare Breed - Conservation Flock

This Fleece is a beautifully soft fleece with the most wonderful flow and movement to the locks.

The colour is a wonderfully varied dark brown and grey.

For your home

This is a leather free sheepskin which is a striking addition to any room in your home. Use it in your living room on the couch for added luxury. Place on the end of your bed for a decadent touch.

The process of Felting a rug

The process of felting a vegetarian rug is very labor intensive, and part of this is the gentle combing and cleaning of the fleece. However some small particles of dried grass may remain.

About the Sheep

This is from a Shetland Ewe Shearling. She was 13 months old at the time of shearing. This was her first fleece, as such it is very soft, almost cloud like.

About the Shearing process

Our sheep are all sheared by hand, on our family farm by a professional shearer, to minimise the stress to the animal. Shearing is a very important process that helps the sheep by removing last year's wool growth and ensuring that the sheep does not get too hot which can lead to iIllness.

The funny thing about Moorit Sheep

The funny thing about Moorit (brown) sheep is that on our farm, at least they stick together in a group. Even if they are in a larger flock of sheep, when you need to move them or there is any danger, the Moorits will always be together.

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