The Science of Sheepskin

Modern high performance sheepskin combines the exothermic properties of wool with the hydroscopic quality of each individual wool fiber. The resultant fabric is as strong as leather, can absorb upto 30% of its own weight in water and can be washed and dried like a quality pair of jeans. Man made fabrics can’t absorb water … Read more The Science of Sheepskin

Love hurts (but it shouldn’t also make you bleed).

Rex is a loving chap, but very very sharp. He likes to climb onto Zarah’s lap slowly, using his sharp claws as grappling hooks. If he does this after walking through ink, he will leave a tattoo. Rex’s love hurts. A cuddle from Rex can leave a purrmanant mark. Rex likes to knead his owner, … Read more Love hurts (but it shouldn’t also make you bleed).

Competition time – Win a Dartmoor sheepskin! #WinADartmoorSheepskin

You could win a Dartmoor sheepskin by following us on Facebook and sharing our free competition! #WinADartmoorSheepskin. How to enter: Like our Page. Share our Post (use the hashtag #WinADartmoorSheepskin) Leave a Comment. To enter you need to do three things: Like our page, Share our competition post using the hashtag #WinADartmoorSheepskin and leave a … Read more Competition time – Win a Dartmoor sheepskin! #WinADartmoorSheepskin

5 Brilliant uses for a sheepskin (and 1 awful one that will make you wrinkle your nose).

Sheepskin receives a misplaced special worship when new. Folks treat it like it’s never been dragged through a hedge by a sheep. As though, just now, it has become sensitive to grass or soil. Yet as soon as the poor thing gets dirty folks will relegate a sheepskin to the Pet League. This said, when … Read more 5 Brilliant uses for a sheepskin (and 1 awful one that will make you wrinkle your nose).

Do sheep die to make sheepskins?

sheepskin laid on log

Sheepskin is a sheep’s skin, and it comes from an animal that has been slaughtered. Most Sheepskins (including ours) come from sheep that have died for meat. *Very* few Sheepskins are tanned. 60k out of well over 5 million sheep. This is sad. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation a lorry load of plastic fabrics … Read more Do sheep die to make sheepskins?

How To Make Your Own Blue Gin

If you are wondering how to make blue gin you’re in the right place! You can turn your favorite gin blue with the addition of edible flowers, we recommend violets and clitoria flowers (available here). Dried flowers come with the advantage of being storable although fresh flowers look stunning in the glass. If using dried … Read more How To Make Your Own Blue Gin

Why Wool? -Because at the end of its long and useful life, it has the good grace to rot away.

Wool has qualities that man can only dream of recreating. The first attempt was made in 1855 and we’ve been trying in vain ever since. Not only does wool wick moisture and retain heat (and all those other good things we have come to associate with wool), but it also has the good grace to … Read more Why Wool? -Because at the end of its long and useful life, it has the good grace to rot away.