This page is my constantly changing gallery.
You can view a range of my work here. Items for sale can be purchased directly or via Paypal. If you are interested in a particular item, and want more information
or complete the enquiry form at bottom of this page.
I am always happy to answer queries &
to work to commission .
INTRODUCING MY NEW RANGE
grown on the land ~ felted by hand
These hand felted pure sheep wool rugs bring you the many great benefits of sheep's fibre in a very natural way .
I source sheep fleeces from local producers as well as from the local Wool Board. At the moment all my 'Florries ' are created from wool grown in The Highlands of Scotland. So, many of these Rugs ( or Throws, as they are sooo versatile !!) come to you with as strong a local identity as you can imagine.
And remember these rugs are hand felted from living wool, so the comfort level to both us & the sheep is higher !
In order to help you visualise these sumptuous & wholesome rugs there are now 4 categories available for you to choose from . Without being hopelessly romantic about their charm & natural beauty , each category is named to help capture the colours, texture & something of the landscape in which they are grown .
The rugs come in a variety of size and shapes and are intentionally not over brushed to help retain the individual character of each fleece . They are all machine washable on a wool cycle.
Currently sourced from 3 very different sheep breeds,
Lincoln Longwool ,
The Blackface Mule ( Blackface x Blue Face Leicester) & The Shetland .
Lincoln Longwool ~ A premium fleece . Magnificently curly with very strong & lustrous locks which extends 30cms!
Blackface Mule ~ Softer & shorter fibres than the Longwool, a delightful medley of crimpy softness & wirier texture.
Shetland ~ In a variety of colours & exceptionally soft , fine crimp . This shorter fibre fleece lends itself well to use for babies.
Rich dark shades from Hebridean , Shetland & Jacob crossed sheep
Hebridean ~ Soft bouncy wool, sometimes with golden sunbleached tips over almost black colouring.
Shetland ~ The darker shades of this fine crimpy fleece will be found here.
Jacob cross bred ~ Not generally as dark as The Hebridean , but equally gorgeous & very hardwearing.
( pronounced nice )
This describes the hardy Hill breeds in upland landscapes. These Florries are currently made from Blackface & Gotland & Hebridean .
Blackface ~ Longer & straighter fibres , with remarkable softness & durability, glowing with light in whites & hints of grey .
Gotland ~ A softer fleece than Blackface or older Hebridean. In shades
of 'rocky' colours & a mix of fibre length & crimp make this one very versatile .
Hebridean ~ Fleece from older Hebridean sheep tends to go from rich ebony browns to Grey s & black . The fibres coursen a little too. Hence they are hard wearing , reflecting the hard
wearing nature& colours of Scottish mountainsides.
The Jacob Sheep with it's distinctive piebald colouring & handsome horns is the predominant breed within the Ginger & Spice range .
Jacob ~ Fantastic mix of warm, spicy colours , soft, crimpy & longer fibres . Always popular & very practical .
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More Florrie information
These rugs are created from the annually clipped fleece , so they are
a living fibre , lanolin rich and hugely therapeutic, cosy & comforting . Durable ,drape~able and alot more versatile than a traditional sheepskin rug . Use them on the floor , on furniture, in the car and even in your bed ~ a very snuggly toe warmer on cold winter nights !
( You might even have to share them with your pets too .....)
And remember,wool is not only a breathable fibre, great at keeping you warm and cool , it is also flame retardant, water resistant & anti bacterial .
Sustainable, durable, adorable and in need of an identity of their own ~ hence 'Florrie '........
To be enjoyed spread liberally aboot the hoose !
The back of the rug is felted to reflect the upper surface.
I do not put a backing on, as this can actually reduce the life of the rug. It is also easier to clean ! Florries are 100% pure wool.
All Florries are machine washable on a 30 C wool cycle .
This is a selection of some of the art work I have produced over a number of years.
Right now, I am afraid none are available to purchase via the website. But please browse through this selection and enjoy . I am always ready to discuss working to commission .
Dawn Light (detail)
Beinn Alligin & the Lichens
BLAVEN WATERFALL @ 60 x 90 cm Wall Hanging
BEN DAMH IN WINTER @ 60 x 90 cm sold
SGURR DUBH TORRIDON 90 x 60 cm
AVAILABLE ON COMMISSION
SHIELDAIG SUNSET 60 x 90 cm commission
SHIELDAIG SUNSET 60 x 90 cm commission
BEN DAMH IN AUTUMN 60 x 90cm