Lush Cream Romney Sheep Fleece Rug
I purchased a part felted Romney fleece, that means it has already started felting similar to what I do when I make shorn fleece into a rug. It filled my kitchen floor when it came and it wasn’t very clean. I need to rug the fleece, wet felt the underneath, before I can clean it. This fleece turned into green slime when I had finished rigging and washing it. But it was massive!
Over 4 months I re-soaked it for 48 hours, washed it and dried it. As it was cleaning up I could see it had potential! Wow. This is the most stunning and the biggest rug I have made!! Trust me I have made hundreds!
I see this rug in a stunning luxury bedroom. You will not get a more luxurious plush cream wet felted rug as this one. One of a kind.
I think this is my most favourite rug yet… maybe because the hours and hours of work I have put into it!!! Although the fleece is massive… it is the same size as a single bed – it is the cleaning and brushing out that has taken my time. But WOW it is a total stunner and WELL worth it!!! North Romney fleece.
Posted by Knits R Us on Saturday, 8 September 2018
The fleece down the centre, which would have been the sheep back, is around 10 cm deep, and it is around 15 cm around the edges. I brushed the fleece, which makes it even more luxurious and dreamy soft. The price reflects the individuality of this rug and the time I have put in.
Romney sheep fleece is one of the densest, thick and luxurious fleece I have worked with. They are a big breed so the fleece can be very big. Especially like this one. I only use Jacob fleece as a backing to my other fleece now, it is happy to adhere to the backs of the other fleece and shrink enough to hold all the shorn ends as a skin. Learn more about Romney sheep from the Romney Sheep Association.
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 195 cm
Width 118 cm
Shipping to the UK is included in the price. I am happy to ship any item. Overseas buyers please contact me for shipping costs.
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.