Gotland Shearling ‘Grey’
Gotland Shearlings are something special; so silky and lustrous, with the most beautiful natural grey colour. Either thrown over a chair or used to cover upholstery, they are pure comfort and softness!
The Gotland sheep breed originates from the Isle of Gotland, a beautiful Swedish island in the Baltic sea; a fascinating place with a rich and varied history of human habitation and civilisation since prehistory, and was a major trading hub in medieval times.
These shearlings either come from Gotland itself, or southern Sweden, and we can only get a limited supply each year. The skins are prepared and treated with the upmost care at the tannery, and all aspects of the work is done with the smallest possible impact on the local environment.
They come in all shades of grey, from a pale silver to dark charcoal, all the naturally occuring colours of the sheeps wool. The colour also naturally varies across each piece such as a darker neck and spine with lighter flanks. The fleece is curly, often with smaller tighter curls at the neck, moving into larger curls in the centre of the skin. The wool is extremely silky and smooth to the touch – its like nothing else!
The shearlings are heavy and so are suitable for use on the floor, or draped on a chair, sofa or bed. They would make up into fabulous scatter cushions, and also can easily be panelled up to cover upholstery, in place of fabric or leather. We are extremely happy to arrange panelling for you with a London based specialist furrier, please call us to discuss the details. Unlike our other leather items we sell our Gotland shearlings only by the skin at a set price as they are consistently sized.
This shearling will naturally be good at repelling stains and dirt due to the natural oils in the fibres. They can be hand washed with mild detergent, or spot cleaned if they are used on fixed upholstery. Regular shaking-out or vacuuming will help keep the shearling looking at its best.
Panel Size Information
- Name: Gotland Shearling
- Colour: Grey
- Animal: Sheep
- Minimum order: 1 skin
- Average skin size: 7 1/2 sq ft