Unique Brown Fleece Wall Art From Two Different Fleece
I made this unique piece of wall art from 2 different fleece. I made the top part with some Zwartble brown fleece and edged the bottom with some left over Dora, the telex mule fleece. All the wall art pieces will always be unique, as even next years fleece from the same sheep will have changed colour and staple length. Dora was a Texel mule, she had a fantastic fleece, I made several items from Dora’s fleece, a rug and a wall art.
It is such a fantastic way to bring the countryside into your home while knowing the sheep is out on the field growing next years fleece.
Who would not want to have this piece of fleece wall art hung where you can touch it and feel its softness and warmth whenever you walk passed?
Zwartble sheep have fleece can vary in shade of brown, the length of staplr can vary due to the age of the sheep or where on the sheep it comes from. The colour is usually dark brown with golden tips. The fleece locks vary in length from a few 6cm up to 15cm. They usually have a very springy depth to their fleece. Learn more about Zwartble Sheep from the Zwartble Sheep Society.
Telex Sheep are very big, their fleece is either cream or tones of grey which are called Blue Texel. Learn more about Texel sheep from the Texel Sheep Society.
Mule sheep are 2 different sheep that have been breed together, learn more about mule sheep.
The sheep must be shorn every summer to keep the sheep cool and help prevent blow fly strike. I buy quality fleece from pet sheep owners and use a process called wet felting to felt a backing. As a result it is similar to a sheepskin rug, but far better for the sheep!
Because the sheep live outside all year round, the item could contain tiny pieces of grass, it is impossible to get every tiny piece out. It might initially shed a small amount of fleece.
100% Natural Wool Fibre
Width 120 cm
Length 54 cm
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If you are unhappy with your items and would like a refund please contact me within 5 days of receiving your item. Items must be returned unused and at the buyer’s expense.
This item is made from a natural fibre, as such it can be washed. If it has just been spilt on, use a damp cloth to wipe the area. If it has been soiled more, you can wash it by hand or on a cool washing machine cycle, if you use too hot or too cold a cycle your item will shrink.