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bide a wee farm Sheepskins

WE HAVE A NEW BATCH OF SHEEPSKINS!
Below you'll find photos of the sheepskins we currently have available. The front and back of each pelt is shown,
followed by details about that pelt. For questions or more information contact: bidewee@aol.com  

A satisfied customer...
Betsy M., Newberg, OR

Description of terms used:
Dimensions - are approximate and were measured at the longest/widest points.
Lock (Staple) Length - is an average of wool lock measurements taken throughout the pelt.


Washing Instructions for Sheepskins
For Buck's County Sheepskins:
Machine or hand-wash (we strongly suggest hand washing for the sake of your washing machine as well as the hide) in cold
or warm water (do not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. We recommend the use of Kookaburra or Eucalan Wool Wash.
You can find these products online. Do not use Woolite, laundry detergents or fabric softeners.

For Hand Washing: Put the skin in the tub and hold it under the water until the skin is thoroughly saturated with water. Gently
churn the skin to get the soap moving around the fibers and let soak for 5-10 minutes then rinse. Gently squeeze out excess water.

For Machine Washing: Set to gentle cycle. Once skin is thoroughly soaked, allow machine to churn briefly. The more churning,
the more the wool will mat. Let soak 5-10 minutes. Spin cycle briefly to remove excess water. Rinse if necessary.
Dry: NEVER tumble dry-this will mat the wool more.
Line dry (NOT IN SUN) or dry flat (wool side down) and stretch to shape while damp.
Brush (if desired)with soft wire brush when wet, when damp, and when dry.
Do not tumble dry-heat will damage sheepskins, resulting is shrinking and hardening of pelt.


For Stern Tanning Sheepskins:
Wash skin in 80 degree water with mild liquid detergent in gentle cycle. Some customers add a teaspoon of olive oil to rinse bath.
Spin out excess water. Hang dry in room temperature, indoors. While it is still a little damp, occasionally stretch the hide from side
to side to help open up the leather. If the hide is too wet, the stretching will not accomplish anything. When the hide is damp, stretching
will open up the leather and the leather will lighten in color and become soft. If the hide becomes too dry prior to stretching, lightly
moisten the leather with water, and fold the hide leather to leather. Once the leather becomes damp, stretching can be done.

Tannery Legend
The first letter of the pelt number denotes which Tannery it's from...
B = Bucks County Fur Products (sheepskins are washable)
S = Stern Tanning (sheepskins are washable)

                     Please Note: all photos below are thumbnails - clicking on them will bring up larger versions... 

Jacob Sheepskins
Jacob sheep grow a medium grade wool (24-36 microns, Bradford count 44-56s, demi-luster),
with an open character, a soft springy handle and little or no kemp, or britchyness
Jacob sheep are sheared annually and grow 3 to 7 inches of wool (staple length) per year
.
All photos below are thumbnails - clicking on them will bring up larger versions...

Jacob Pelt #S-J2
$180* SOLD
Color: Black & White
Dimensions:
43"L x 27"W
Lock Length:
1"
Weight: 1 lb 13 oz
Washable Tan
Jacob Pelt #S-J3
$180* SOLD
Color: Black & White
Dimensions:
41"L x 22"W
Lock Length:
2"
Weight: 1 lb
10 oz
  
Washable Tan
Jacob Pelt #S-J5
$180*
Color: Black & White
Dimensions:
39"L x 21"W
Lock Length:
2"
Weight: 1 lb
7 oz
  
Washable Tan
Jacob Pelt #S-J6
$180* SOLD
Color: Black & White
Dimensions:
40"L x 21"W
Lock Length:
2 1/2"
Weight: 1 lb
3 oz
  
Washable Tan

*Pelt cost only - does not include postage.

             Navajo-Churro (N-C) Sheepskins
Navajo-Churro wool comes in a wide range of natural colors (for a list of Navajo-Churro colors & patterns click here), is classified as coarse and is composed of three distinct types of fiber: 1
) Inner Coat: wool fibers ranging from 10-35 microns, comprising 80% of the fleece, 2) Outer Coat: hair fibers measuring 35+ microns, comprising 10-20% of the fleece, 3) Kemp: short opaque fibers of 65+ microns, not to exceed 5% of the fleece. The fleece is open with no defined crimp and should be lustrous with a silky hand. Navajo-Churro sheep can grow 8" to 12" inches of wool a year (up to 1" per month).  We shear our Churros twice a year so staple lengths on our pelts range from 2" to 7".
                               All photos below are thumbnails - clicking on them will bring up larger versions...

 
NC Pelt #NS129
$250* SOLD

Color: Black
Dimensions:
43"L x 24"W
Lock Length: 5-6"
Weight:  2 lbs 10 oz
 
NC Pelt #B-N2
$450*
Color: Gray
(Pattern: Black Badger)
Dimensions:
53"L x 32"W
Lock Length: 5"
Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz
NC Pelt #B-N4
$450*

Color: White w/Gray at Skin
(Pattern: Gray Badger)
Dimensions:
48 x 31"W
Lock Length: 6"
Weight:  6 lbs
NC Pelt #B-N5
$450*

Color: Gray
(Pattern: Gray & Tan)
Dimensions:
51" L x 30"W
Lock Length: 6"
Weight: 6 lbs 13 oz
NC Pelt #B-N6
$325*

Color: Brown & White
Dimensions:
43"L x 28"W
Lock Length: 3"
Weight: 2 lbs 14 oz
NC Pelt #B-N8
$
400

Color: Gray & White
(Pattern: Gray & Tan)
Dimensions:
46" L x 27"W
Lock Length: 6"
Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz
NC Pelt #B-N9
$400*
Color: Gray & White
Dimensions:
49" L x 30"W
Lock Length: 3-4"
Weight: 4 lbs 7
oz
NC Pelt #B-N11
$375*
Color: White/Gray/Black
Dimensions:
47" L x 27"W
Lock Length: 3"
Weight: 3 lbs 14 oz
NC Pelt #B-N12
$350* SOLD
Color: Brown & White
Dimensions:
46" L x 28"W
Lock Length: 3"
Weight: 3 lbs 3 oz
NC Pelt #B-N13
$225*
Color: Black
(Pattern: Black & Tan)
Dimensions:
44" L x 28"W
Lock Length: 3"
Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz
NC Pelt #B-N14
$225*
Color: Dark Brown
Dimensions:
41" L x 25"W
Lock Length: 4"
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
NC Pelt #S-N2
$225*
Color: Tan/Light Brown
Dimensions:
47" L x 25"W
Lock Length: 2 1/2"
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
NC Pelt #S-N3
$400*
Color: Light Brown
(Pattern: Brown Badger)
Dimensions:
49" L x 29"W
Lock Length: 4"
Weight: 4 lbs 9 oz
NC Pelt #S-N4
$375*
Color: Light Brown
(Pattern: Brown Badger)
Dimensions:
48" L x 28"W
Lock Length: 4"
Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz
NC Pelt #S-N5
$275* SOLD
Color:Brown/Gray/Black
(Pattern: Black & Tan)
Dimensions:
42" L x 27"W
Lock Length: 3"
Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz
   
   
NC Pelt #S-N6
$350*
Color: Brown/Black
Dimensions:
43" L x 28"W
Lock Length: 3"
Weight: 3 lbs 15 oz
NC Pelt #S-N7
$300*
Color: Tan/Light Brown
Dimensions:
50" L x 27" W
Lock Length: 5"
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
NC Pelt #S-N8
$375*  SOLD
Color: Light Brown
(Pattern: Brown Badger)
Dimensions:
49" L x 30"W
Lock Length: 4"
Weight: 5 lbs 5 oz
   

*Pelt cost only - does not include postage.

Border Leicester Cross Sheepskins

   
 
Pelt #B-X1
Border Leicester x Gotland
x Navajo-Churro
$1
50* SOLD
Color: White
Dimensions:
36"L x 26"W
Lock Length: 1 1/2"
Weight:  2 lbs 1 oz
Pelt #B-X2
Border Leicester
x Gotland x Jacob
$
275* SOLD

Color: White w/Gray at Tips
Dimensions:
38"L x 26W
Lock Length: 3"
Weight:  2 lbs 13 oz
 
Pelt #B-X4
Border Leicester
x Gotland x Jacob
$150*
Color: White w/Gray Fibers
Dimensions:
36"L x 24"W
Lock Length: 1 1/2"
Weight:  1 lbs
9 oz
 
Pelt #S-B1
Border Leicester x Gotland
x Navajo-Churro
$350* SOLD
Color: White
Dimensions:
50"L x 27"W
Lock Length: 4"
Weight:  3 lbs 6 oz
 
 
Pelt #S-B2
Border Leicester x Jacob
$
225*

Color: Brown/Black
Dimensions:
45"L x 22W
Lock Length: 2"
Weight:  1 lbs 13 oz
 
Pelt #S-B3
Border Leicester
x Gotland x Navajo-Churro
$400* SOLD
Color: White w/Gray Fibers
Dimensions: 47"L x 29"W
Lock Length: 3"
Weight:  3 lbs
10 oz
 
Pelt #S-B4
Border Leicester
x Gotland x Navajo-Churro
$225*
Color: White w/Gray Fibers
Dimensions: 40"L x 23"W
Lock Length: 3"
Weight:  2 lbs
10 oz
 
 

Payment Terms: Payment in full [pelt plus postage] is due prior to shipment. If you're interested in purchasing a pelt contact: bidewee@aol.com and we'll calculate shipping costs and options.  Packages can be sent via the US Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEx Ground/Home Delivery.  Shipping charges are in addition to the pelt prices shown and are billed at cost plus insurance. 

                                                                             

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