Wool Comforters and Lamb Pelts


Wool Comforters

These comforters are made from the wool I get at spring shearing just before before lambing starts in April.  A friend of mine calls them the "non-electric electric blanket"!  They are made of wool batting covered in 100% cotton unbleached muslin, tied with yarn every 10 inches to keep the wool from shifting.  They are designed to have a duvet cover put over them.  Wool is non-allergenic and extremely warm, yet these comforters are much lighter weight than a standard wool blanket.  They make a humane alternative to industrial down, which nowadays is not coming from the occasional goose your grandmother might have prepared for a family meal!  These comforters will last a lifetime and make a wonderful gift for important occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, baby showers or a house warming. Fabulous for Christmas, too!
     


                                Lap:                     (45"x60")    $110
                                Twin:                    (90"x60")    $175
                                Full:                     (81"x90")    $240    
                                Queen:                 (90"x90")    $275    
                                King:                  (108"x90")    $345    

***** Update December 2018:  The new batch made from this spring's shearing is back from the mill! I ordered some made from my brown and black wool, which is really gorgeous showing through the thin muslin cover!  E-mail me if you are interested - I will ship.
 


*****Comforters normally only available by special order:  If I am out of what you want, and you are interested, you need to put in an order no later than mid-April since shearing takes place the first week of April.  I send some wool to my mill by the end of April, and the comforters are back in time for cool fall weather.  I ask for a deposit of half the total cost when the wool goes to the mill, balance payable when the comforters get back in July.   Contact me if you want to put in an order.  gansvoort@gmail.com


Lamb Pelts
The Icelandic genetics in my flock provide for fabulous white or colored pelts.  I have them tanned using a method that allows them to be washable in cold water.  Prices range from $150 to $200 depending on size and coloration.  I usually get them back from the tannery in February/March each year.  Call or e-mail for availability. 

My pelts and comforters are available at the Hearty Roots Farm Store right across the road now!  Prices are the same as I charge here, so please support the store!  They are open Thursday and Friday till 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday until 4pm until Christmas then once a week for the rest of winter.  I am drying down the 2018 skins in the barn now and they will be ready next spring.


            
 
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