All my rugs are made by hand on my hand made Peg loom in my workshop. I use locally sourced sheep & alpaca fleece from farmers whose sheep graze the hills & mountains around my home.
Each fleece is hand picked, hand spun on my Ashford Kiwi spinning wheel, hand washed in naturally plant based soap, then woven by hand on my peg loom.
I love using natural products as they are lovely to work with, soft on my hands & very tactile. Each rug is as unique as each fleece is different, no two fleece are the same. Just as your fingerprint is unique so is a sheep fleece in its colour, texture & markings.
There are so many factors that go into the quality of the fleece such as the weather whilst its been on the sheep, the grass & vegetation it has eaten, the health of the sheep & I’m sure many other things too. But sourcing by hand means i can pick a fleece that i wil enjoy working with & that i know you will enjoy having in your home.