Just like the rugs I make, these cushions are 100% sheep-friendly, no sheep are harmed in the process of making them. They are made from only felted wool which is then sewn onto a linen back. They are very soft and cuddly, just like our sheep in fact!
To make these cushions I use up the left-over locks of wool from my rug making.
I’ve written a bit about the cushion making process here and you can see some photos of how I make them too. I really enjoy making them, they are a great way to use up every last bit of wool, but best of all, I love working with natural fibres and transforming “scraps” into something useful and lovely.
This cushion is made from wool from our flock of Coloured Ryelands. For info on what goes into (or what doesn’t go into) our fleeces please click here:
I’ve used locks of wool from our sweet girl Izzy, (you can meet her here). Izzy has creamy coloured wool sprinkled with grey and beige. (Her baby photo on the link shows her with her darker lamb’s wool. Now she is much lighter as you can see from the gallery photos). She has a beautiful fleece and is one of the prettiest in our flock (shhh, don’t tell the others!)
The back of the cushion is 100% linen with a cute sheep motif. You will notice there are two buttons on the back. This allows you to remove the cover for washing.
Inside the cushion there’s an “inner” which I have stuffed with wool glorious wool! These are the bits that don’t make it onto the outside of the cushion. They are boiled, washed and sifted through for bits of grass and hay etc. I then add some drops of cedarwood essential oil to the stuffing as a moth repellent. Did you know that moths cannot abide cedarwood?
I think you’ll agree this cushion would look cute anywhere in the home and lend an air of rustic charm to whichever room you decide to place it in.
Please note, although I carefully wash and rinse the wool I use to make these cushions, you may still find tiny bits of hay/grass/seeds hiding away in the fibres.
Should you need to wash your cushion, the cover can be removed and gently soaked in warm water using a wool/silk detergent followed by a refreshing vinegar rinse to keep the pH happy. More detailed washing notes will be sent out with your cushion.