Wild wool // handmade organic wool and felt products

Groningen, The Netherlands | 63 Sales


Wild wool // handmade organic wool and felt products

Groningen, The Netherlands 63 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Wild wool & crafts // handmade organic wool and felt products

BEREKLAUW – fine art & craftsmanship
Wild wool & crafts // handmade organic wool and felt products by Samiye van Rossum

Bereklauw is a wool and felt artist from the Netherlands. I have a deep love for wool, fiber and old crafts such as spinning and weaving. I make organic raw wool products, felted wool collars, handspun wool yarn, leather free sheepfleece rugs, natural dyes, botanical alchemy, felted pillows, wild woolen knitwork and weavings.
I work with raw wool, needle and thread, handspun yarn, natural plant dyes, spindle and shuttle and my spinningwheel. All products are handmade with love and as environment and animal friendly as possible.
My works are inspired by mythology, the old ways, folklore, the occult, our roots and heritage, the natural cycle, herbology and ethnobotany, ancient civilizations, spirituality, the changing of the seasons and all things magical.
‘Bereklauw’ in Dutch means both hogweed and bear’s claw referring to the warmth and strength of the bear and oneness between humans and the natural world.

Wool felt is an ancient technique. Felt is non woven textile produced by condensing en pressing the fibers together. In this proces only warm water, olive soap and my musceles are used. Felt is warm, soft, breathable and waterrepellent. I prefere working with local wool from sheep such as the Drenthe heathsheep and combine it with icelandic, gotland or mountain sheep wool. All products are organic, unique and hand made with love by me.
Felting with the raw locks of the sheep fleece gives a product the sheepskin look without using the skin. In the felting process raw wool locks and carded wool are attatched. It's an animal friendly and ecological alternative for animalskins. No animals are killed for my products because you don't have to wear fur to be foxy!

Shop members

  • Bereklauw

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on May 4, 2016
Because all my products are from an organic origin it is possible, although all the wool has been properly cleaned, you find some little pieces of hay or straw left behind between the locks. You can carefully take it out.
Never put felt in the washing machine! Normally hanging outside overnight is enough to let it air. Or try 'steaming' it by hanging your felt product in the bathroom while you take a shower. Wool moths are attracked by wool that lay in a dark place and is not used or worn. You could protect your item by using some cederwood oil and make sure you do not stock your item in a dark place and let it air.

I sell my works on festivals, markets and Etsy. For more information go to: or

If you can’t find the ideal design or specific size from the selection on offer, I may be able to create one for you. Take a look in the gallery on or to see what I have created previously, as this might inspire you. PLEASE NOTE: because I work with natural materials all product are one of a kind. It is not possible te re-make an item! Make sure you are aware of this to avoid dissapointment. I can make a product inspired by a previous one but it will never be the same. This I something you should keep in mind when you want a custom order. Every sheep is unique and so is it's fleece, wich means all products are one of a kind.

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Returns and exchanges
Bereklauw hopes you are happy with your handmade product. If you receive your product and you think it is unsatisfactory please contact me as soon as possible via email.
Unfortunately I cannot offer a refund for a change of mind but am happy to replace a product for an alternative design if I am contacted within 7 days of the order being received and the product is returned with all the original packaging. If the product is returned damaged or used then it will not be accepted for replacement.
If you require an alternative product to be sent to you due to a change of mind, all additional postage costs are the responsibility of the customer.
Custom ordered products are non-refundable. I can`t give you your money back for your items wich are custom made for you.
If your item arrives damaged please send me a message so we can try to work something out. In the unfortunate event a package gets lost during shipping and has not been delivered within 30 days after payment, please contact me.
Please be aware that returns are only possible after contacting me first.
All orders must be paid in advance (prior to shipping). Once I see the payment has been made, I will ship your order as soon as possible. You can pay for your Bereklauw product via direct bank transfer or PayPal. All prices displayed are in Euro's and inclusive tax. Bereklauw reserves the right to change the prices listed at any time.
All orders are shipped from the Netherlands. Shipping is with Dutch Post regular mail system PostNL, if you would like me to ship your parcel with Track & Trace or shipping with insurance please let me know.
Shipping time may vary upon size of the order. For international orders delivery times depend on the country the package is being sent to. Once an artwork is in the hands of PostNL, it is unfortunately no longer the responsibility of Bereklauw.
If your order arrives damaged or in case of any dissatisfaction, please contact me as soon as possible to let me know and I will do my outmost best to work it out.
Estimate shipping time after payment is recieved:
- The Netherlands: 1 week
- Europe: 2 weeks
- International: 4 weeks
Estimate shipping times are no guarantee. Please allow up to 7 days for processing and dispatching of your order. For custom orders: the estimate shipping time exclude the time to create your order! (see: custom orders)