Felt Rug

Jacob Sheep Fleece

Another mother and daughter project. We did this on an extremely warm day (well for England anyway) and rolled it out on the trampoline.

The rug is made from a Jacob sheep’s fleece I brought at the Woolfest, felt fibres of a similar colour to the fleece are laid on the back – or inside – of the fleece. The net is then placed over it and wetted.

Covered with netting

Unfortunately because of the thickness of the fleece it just wouldn’t soak though so I had the brilliant idea of spraying it with the hosepipe. After spraying myself to cool down, the fleece was finally wet. It then needed rubbing to make sure the fibres were stable before rolling. We then washed it in several changes of water, it’s surprising how heavy it gets and how dirty the water is, before putting it in the washing machine.


It took all day and is more tiring than it looks, especially in the heat. Anyway, here’s the finished product, I particularly like the mottled effect of the fleece – not a bad buy for £4.

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7 thoughts on “Felt Rug

  1. You have some talents and craftiness and you must have a wonderful mother to teach you such skills. This is a great skill that you can use for your entire life, and I think it would make a nice little blanket for the winter to wrap around yourself, in front of a cozy fire, with a nice hot cup of tea. Love little cuddly blankets and I love miniature tea sets…(anything little).

    Crafty indeed – tell your mother she is one smart woman! 🙂

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