Sheepskins

Sheepskins are returning!  I will be posting them as fast as I can but keep checking back as new ones will appear periodically as my time allows.  If you are looking for a particular type of pelt please email and let me know - I may have it but not yet have it listed.

  Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see some unusual pelts.

If you are ordering over $200 of pelts, or are outside of the US, I will contact you regarding actual shipping charges.

Email robin@NistockFarms.com


Beautiful, soft, fluffy machine washable sheepskins in a variety of colors. (See washing instructions at bottom of page.)  All our pelts come from our lambs who have gone into our freezer trade.  We always tan all our lambs' pelts so nothing goes to waste.  We feel that it's another way we can be respectful of their lives.

Size is roughly 2.5 feet wide by 3.5 feet long with edges that are somewhat irregular. (Sheep shaped!)

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white sheepskin small round curls

leather side white sheepskin

 

This white Cotswold pelt with small round curls is nice and white with good luster.  The wool is about 2.5 inches long with good curl definition.  There is 1 small cut measuring about 1.25 inches long by .75 inches wide at the 2 o' clock position on the picture at left.  You can't see the cut from the wool side unless the pelt is on something dark colored and the locks just happen to part a certain way.  There is also a tear up one hind quarter that lessens the symmetry of the pelt but not the prettiness or the overall functionality.  The pelt measures 26" wide by 42" long.
$119.00
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closeup white sheepskin

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white Cotswold pelt with straight britch

leather side pelt with straight britch

This Cotswold pelt with straight britch wool is bright white and has a good amount of luster. Wool is about 3 inches long with nice curls although the character is variable.  There is a cut measuring 1 X .75 inches at about the 8:30 position on the lower left photo but it doesn't show from the wool side.  The leather at that edge is also a little ragged but doesn't throw the symmetry off much.  This pelt measures 25.5" wide by 42" long.

$129.00

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close up of wool on pelt with straight britch

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buttercream color cotswold pelt

leather side buttercream color pelt

 

This Cotswold pelt has a slight buttercream color compared to the others - a rather "warm" white.  Wool is 3 inches long with very nice even curls overall and a good luster.  There is a bit of damage at one hind leg corner making it look a little ragged from the wool side but not too bad.  There are no other holds in the leather.  This pelt is a little shorter than the others but wide, measuring 25.5" wide by 39".  

$119.00

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close up of wool texture buttercream pelt

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white pelt with variable curls
This nice white pelt has variable curls  - some small and tight and some bigger and looser.  Wool is about 2.5 inches long with high luster. There are no defects or damage to the leather.  The pelt is 25.5" wide by 42.5" long.

$129.00

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close up of wool texture

closeup of wool texture

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long white cotswold pelt
This long white Cotswold pelt has a bit less luster than most Cotswolds but is a very nice bright white.  The wool is almost 3 inches long with bigger loopy curls than the other pelts.  There are no cuts or defects in the leather.  This pelt measures 26.5 " wide by 45" long.
$129.00

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close up wool texture long pelt

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jet black pelt with gray specks
This jet black pelt with gray specks is quite unusual. From a Cotswold cross lamb, the wool is about 2.5 inches long with some luster and a bit of waviness. It's moderately cushiony with a slippery, silky feel.  There are 2 slightly gray blotches in the body of the pelt and at the fringe of the britch area.  There are also a few scattered gray fibers shot throughout.  There are no cuts in the leather.  Pelt measures 27" wide by 43.5" long.
$149.00
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black pelt closeup

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Cotswold pelt with missing corner

leather side pelt with missing corner

This white Cotswold pelt is missing a corner on a hind leg.  It's not a huge problem but does interrupt the symmetry.  The wool is 2.5 inches long with nice luster especially near the head end.  The curl character is variable - some big, some smaller.  There are no cuts in the leather, just the missing corner.   It measures 26 inches wide by 41 inches long.

$119.00


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wool close up pelt missing corner

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Cotswold pelt both curly and fuzzy

This pretty Cotswold pelt has tight curls in the middle and fuzzy locks around the edges. The wool is 2.5 to 3 inches long with good luster and a very silky feel. There are no cuts or defects in the leather.  The pelt measures 25" wide by 44" long. 
$129.00
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closeup wool texture curly and fuzzy

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dark shaggy pelt with gray at britch

leather side shaggy pelt

This dark shaggy pelt with gray at the britch shows a few gray fibers throughout the 5 inch long wool.  The fiber is matte with no luster.  There is a teensy hole and some thin spots in the leather at the 4 o' clock position in the photo directly at left. They can't be felt or seen from the wool side and should pose no problem.   Pelt measures a large 30 inches wide by 44.5 inches long.
$139.00
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closeup shaggy pelt
Pelt - close up

closeup of gray britch area

closeup showing gray britch area

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butter color adult Cotswold pelt
This slightly butter colored adult Cotswold pelt has heavier and denser curls providing a bit more cushioning than the other Cotswold pelts.  The wool is 5.5 inches long, high luster and has curls that vary in character, some being quite big and loopy, like Farah Fawcett's hair in her heyday.  There are no cuts in the leather.  The pelt measures 32.5 inches wide by 46 inches long.
$179.00
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butter color Cotswold pelt wool closeup

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faded moorit adult sheepskin

 

This faded moorit adult sheepskin is a beautiful mocha/cocoa color with darker reddish brown tones around the edges.  It is very soft and cushiony with dense wool about 3.5 inches long which has a bit of luster too.  There are 2 small tears at the very edge of the pelt which you can't see from the wool side.  One is an inch long and the other is an irregular 2 inches.  This pelt measures a nice big 30 inches wide by 47 inches long.

$159.00

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closeup of faded moorit pelt
pelt close up

closeup moorit pelt showing 2 small cuts

closeup showing 2 small cuts

large pelt with shades of brown
This large sheepskin with shades of brown is very pretty.  Although born black, genetics plus age plus the sun has faded this sheepskin to many warm shades of grayish brown.  The wool is 3 inches long, very soft, matte (no luster to speak of) and nicely cushiony.  Ther is 1 irregular tear at the pelt edge measuring no more than 2 inches in any dimension.  It can't be seen from the wool side.  This pelt measures 30 inches wide by a long 50 inches.
$169.00
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closeup of pelt showing brown shading

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close up brown shaded pelt showing small cut

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In the immortal words of Monty Python.......

"....and now for something completely different!" 

Below are some pelts from Barbados Blackbelly Sheep.  Additional info and images here. This breed is in the "hair sheep" family, being real sheep (not goats) but having no wool, only slick hair like a deer or goat.  They are currently recoving in numbers but still listed with the Livestock Conservancy as needing attention.  These animals came into the facility that handles our freezer lambs and the owner did not want the hides.  Rather than see them go in the waste barrels the butcher asked us if we'd be interested in taking them.  They were in good shape and undamaged so we decided to have them tanned as ours are and offer them here.  They are way different from our pelts - these are not cushiony (no wool, remember) but they are very striking in color and have a 3D ridge of hair that stands up along the spine.  They look like an exotic antelope hide of some kind but they are from domestic sheep used for human consumption just like the wool breeds are.  If you are looking for an accent item for your loft, studio, business, etc, this may be just the thing.  We would NOT recommend them for heavy use on the floor, but for decorative purposes. 

Barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side

Large pelt measuring 23 inches wide by 45 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 6 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat is reddish brown on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair stands up in swirls and extends about 1/3 of the length of the pelt.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$89.00

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3D ridge of hair

showing 3D ridge of hair

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barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side pelt

The largest pelt measuring 26.5 inches wide by 48 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 6 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows red, gray and some black hair on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair stands up in swirls and extends almost half of the length of the pelt.  There is a bit more black on the hindquarters than some other of these pelts.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$99.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

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Barbados blackbelly pelt

Barbados leather side

Another large pelt measuring 23 inches wide by 41.5 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 5 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows red, gray and a bit of black hair on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair stands up in swirls and extends almost half of the length of the pelt. There is an interesting downy fiber showing through most of the hair giving the hide a slightly fuzzy gray cast, like peach fuzz.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$89.00

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ridge of hair

showing 3D ridge of hair

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barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side pelt

A large pelt measuring 24 inches wide by 41.5 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 4.5 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows red, gray and a bit of black hair on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair stands up in swirls and extends about 1/3 the length of the pelt.  There is a bit more black on the hindquarters than some other of these pelts and a nice line of black along the belly.   There are no cuts in the leather.

$89.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

showing 3D ridge of hair

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Barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side pelt

A bit wider pelt measuring 26 inches wide by 41.5 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 5 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat is a bit sparse but shows red and a bit of black hair on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair is minimal on this pelt and lays quite flat although there are whorls that make the hair lie in different directions.  There is one small 1 inch cut in the leather just above and to the side of the tail but it doesn't show from the hair side.

$89.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

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barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side pelt

A somewhat smaller pelt measuring 22 inches wide by 38 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 5 inches).  Short fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows only red and a tiny bit of black underneath.  The ridge of hair is minimal on this pelt and lays somewhat flat.  There is a bit of down showing through the hair that gives it a slight fuzzy gray look.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$79.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

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barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side barbados pelt

A large pelt measuring 24 inches wide by 47 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 3 inches).  This pelt has the biggest ridge of hair being quite wide and extending about half the length of the hide.  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows red, gray and black and black underneath.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$99.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

showing 3D ridge of hair




Suggested Uses


Car Seat
  Sooo warm in the winter, yet cool in the summer (really!). Keeps you from getting 'sweaty back' syndrome.

Office Chair
  Be real comfy while you work; great gift!

Older Persons
  Pure comfort for those who sit a lot.

Wedding Gift
  Really, who uses a blender that much?

Wheel Chair
  Get spoiled with a more comfortable ride!

Sleeping Aid - Bed
  Under the bottom sheet to help ease chronic pain.

Bedside Rug
  Imagine putting your feet on this every morning!

Decorative Accent
  On the back of your couch, middle of your bed, etc.

Pet Bed
  Spoil your favorite four legged friend.


 

Washing Instructions for Sheepskins

(as per the tanner's recommendations)

1. Rinse with cold water to wet the sheepskin.

2. Wash with liquid Ivory soap in warm water on GENTLE cycle for only 3 minutes. Longer washing time felts the wool.

3. Rinse in warm water TWICE with no agitation. Allow to go through the spin cycles.

4. Allow to air dry. Sheepskins can be blocked (pulled on) while drying to keep their shape and softness. Use a hairbrush to fluff the wool after drying if needed, or BRIEFLY tumble in NO HEAT dryer to fluff the wool.

NOTE* While Nistock Farms has had good results with this method, we do not guarantee your results. Use caution laundering sheepskins. Dry cleaning is always a viable option.

 
   

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