Sheepskins

The first sheepskins have returned and are flying out the door!  More will be returning periodically through early summer so check back often.  Each is unique so grab what you like when you see it - there may never be another quite like it.  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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cream colored pelt dense wool
This cream color sheepskin is lovely.  The wool is dense, about 3 inches long and shows moderate luster for being a finewool crossbred.  You can also see a bit of crimp in the wool which is pretty. The hide is teeny bit asymmetrical in the hindquarters but there are not cuts or tears in the leather.  It measures 27.5" wide by 42.5" long.
$119.00
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closeup cream color pelt

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eggshell sheepskin with small cut
This eggshell colored sheepskin has wool that's dense and about 2.5 inches long.  The wool is matte with little shine but very soft and comforting to the touch.  There is a small cut measuring less than 2 inches long by half an inch wide along one edge but it doesn't show from the wool side.  This pelt measures 26" wide by 43" long.

$119.00

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wool closeup eggshell color pelt

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closeup small tear in leather

closeup of small tear in leather

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long cream color sheepskin
This cream color sheepskin with a cut is still very nice.  Wool is just 3 inches long, dense and cushiony with a bit of luster.  There is an unfortunate cut in the leather slightly offside to the center.  It can't be seen from the wool side as the picture at left demonstrates.  The cut measures 2 inches by 3.5 inches and is adjacent to a stitched repair - it must have opened back up during part of the tanning process. The pelt measures 26.5" wide by a long 46". . 

$119.00

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close up of wool on cream pelt

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cream pelt showing cut in leather

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Asymmetrical dark pelt with hilites
This dark pelt with slight highlights is a bit asymmetrical on one hindquarter but is very nice in all other regards.  The wool is 4 inches long with a nice feel, slight luster and very cushiony.  There is a small cut near the edge which measures 1 inch by 1.5 inches and can't be seen from the wool side at all.  The overall measurements of the pelt is 29" wide by 43" long.

$119.00

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close up dark pelt wool texture

closeup of wool texture

leather side dark pelt showing small hole

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dark pelt with overall highlights
This dark pelt with overall highlights is a bit different.  The wool is shorter than most at 2 inches but still cushiony without the bulk of longer wool.  The wool is matte with no luster and the pelt has a nice classic shape.  There is a small cut along one edge measuring less than 1 inch by less than 2 inches and it can't be seen from the wool side.  This pelt measures 27" wide by 45 " long.
$119.00
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leather side of dark pelt showing small hole

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dark longwool pelt with slight highlights
This dark longwool pelt with slight highlights is very pretty. From a Border Leicester cross lamb, the wool is a full 5inches long, rather silky feeling and lays in more obvious locks than the shorter wool pelts. There is some luster but no clear crimp to the fiber.  There are no cuts in the leather.  Pelt measures 26.5" wide by 46" long.
$139.00
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uniformly dark medium wool pelt

This uniformly dark medium wool pelt has only very slight highlights at the neck.  The wool is almost 4 inches long with low luster and a bit of crimp showing on the wool near the neck.  It has a nice shape and there are no cuts in the leather.  It measures 28.5 inches wide by 47 inches long.

$139.00

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nearly black longwool pelt

This nearly black longwool pelt is unusual in only having been faded by the sun the littlest bit. The wool is almost 5 inches long with low luster and a very nice feel.  Symmetrical and without blemish, it measures 27" wide by 43.5" long.  Big and fluffy, just right for any purpose that needs a sheepskin.
$139.00
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closeup nearly black longwool pelt

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White Cotswold adult pelt

This white Cotswold adult sheepskin is nice and white with good luster.  The wool is 5 inches long, with pretty waves around the edges but straighter and kind of 'poofy' in the middle.  Cotswold pelts are less cushiony than from our other breeds but make up for it in their unique look.  There is a small cut very near the edge which measures 1 inch by 1.5 inches but it can't be seen from the wool side.   Pelt measures a nice large 32 inches wide by 46 inches long.
$169.00
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closeup white Cots pelt wool
Pelt - close up

closeup white cots pelt small hole

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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.

$99.00

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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.

$109.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

showing 3D ridge of hair

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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.

$99.00

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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.

$99.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

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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.

$99.00

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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.

$89.00

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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.

$109.00

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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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