August 04, 2020 3 min read
Sheepskin rugs are now available in a wide variety of sizes but unlike most other floor rugs, they are not of a uniform shape be that square, rectangular or round. Whilst the single sheepskin rug remains the popular choice, many prefer large sheepskin rugs or even extra large sheepskin rugs. Double sheepskin rugs are two fleeces sewn together, quad are four fleeces, sexto six fleeces and Octo eight fleeces sewn together. Clearly there is almost an infinite number of fleeces that could be sewn together to make extra large fleeces. For further information on sheepskin rugs visit "Sheepskin Rugs - The Complete Guide", Click here...
We measure our rugs from the longest and widest points on the fur side (not the suede underside) as this is how they are intended to be seen. As natural sheepskins are different the colours, patterns, shapes, and exact sizes may vary slightly by up to 10% from those illustrated on the site. Measurements of the large and extra large sheepskins are shown in the table below.
Without exception, our single sheepskins are authentic, 100% natural whole perfect skins and fleeces - they are not ‘manufactured’ or sewn together from little pieces with other synthetic materials to form a single sheepskin. Large sheepskin rugs are individual sheepskins (as described above - that is whole perfect fleeces) sewn together. We do not offer large faux sheepskin rugs or any artificial rugs, that have been dyed or bleached. Our sheepskin rugs are not available in any other retail outlets such as IKEA or Dunhelm!
All our sheepskin rugs are made from sheep born, bred and farmed in the UK in natural outdoor grazing environments. We do not import sheep for the making of sheepskin rugs. Our British sheepskins are a by-product of the farming industry, an industry which has some of the highest standards of animal welfare in the world. These sheep are not bred and farmed to solely to produce sheepskin rugs.
|Double sheepskin rug - two fleeces sewn together side by side. Typical size is approximately six feet by 2 feet (183 cms x 60)|
|Double sheepskin rug - two fleeces sewn together side by side. Double sheepskin rug - two fleeces sewn together side by side. Typical size is approximately six feet by 3.75 feet (180 cms x 112)|
|Quad sheepskin rug - four fleeces sewn together. Double sheepskin rug - two fleeces sewn together side by side. Typical size is approximately six feet by 4 feet (183 cms x 120)|
|Sexto sheepskin rug - six fleeces sewn together. Double sheepskin rug - two fleeces sewn together side by side. Typical size is approximately six feet by 6 feet (183 cms x 183)|
|Octo sheepskin rug - eight fleeces sewn together. Double sheepskin rug - two fleeces sewn together side by side. Typical size is approximately six feet by 7 feet (183 cms x 210)|
Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves and other handmade products. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool and Global Welsh.
Last updated 12th August 2020
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