Black Hebridean Sheep Fleece Rug / Throw
I made this Hebridean Fleece into a lovely rug, it is not the softest of rugs, but it is shaggy. I prefer to leave my rugs as they come out while making them. I have left it shaggy as it came out after washing, this is more like they would be naturally on the sheep. This rug’s tones range from black to grey, with a very distinct black patch in the centre and down the sides. It has a long length staple which makes it shaggy. Like most Hebridean fleece, this rug is a mixture of black and grey tones.
I love the shaggy fleece from Hebridean sheep, they are not the softest of fleece, but they sure are long and shaggy. I don’t brush many of my rugs out as I prefer them shaggy how they would be naturally on the sheep. Hebridean sheep colours are usually dark with lots of different shades. Learn more about Hebridean sheep from the Hebridean Sheep Society.
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
Jacob fleece backing
Length 87 cm
Width 84 cm
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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.