HildredsFarm

Wool and sheep-related items from the CT River Valley

South Windsor, Connecticut On Etsy since 2017

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HildredsFarm

Wool and sheep-related items from the CT River Valley

South Windsor, Connecticut | 22 Sales

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Announcement    Our treasured sheep and lambs live in a stress-free environment on 40 acres of naturally fertilized pasture. Fans in the barn where they loaf during summer days, heated water buckets during cold New England winters.
Our stunning sheepskins have almost sold out! From short and uniform to long and fluffy...in all different sizes and colors ranging from white to brown to charcoal and wonderful mixed colors. Longwools and Corriedale/Romney/Texel crosses. Gloriously luxurious as a rug, a throw on a chair or bed, a wall hanging, car seat cover, or pet bed. Sheepskins have both cooling and warming properties, and babies love them for their magical calming effect. Can help to ease pain from rheumatoid arthritis. Great for wheelchairs.
We participate in the Connecticut Blanket Project- producing beautiful heirloom wool blankets. Please let us know if you'd like to reserve one. It is a split-plaid design of natural undyed white alternating with dark colored wool.
We also sell raw fleece, cleaned of vegetable matter etc. and available for processing to make yarn, felted items, wool mattresses, pillows, etc.

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Last updated on Sep 10, 2020

Our treasured sheep and lambs live in a stress-free environment on 40 acres of naturally fertilized pasture. Fans in the barn where they loaf during summer days, heated water buckets during cold New England winters.
Our stunning sheepskins have almost sold out! From short and uniform to long and fluffy...in all different sizes and colors ranging from white to brown to charcoal and wonderful mixed colors. Longwools and Corriedale/Romney/Texel crosses. Gloriously luxurious as a rug, a throw on a chair or bed, a wall hanging, car seat cover, or pet bed. Sheepskins have both cooling and warming properties, and babies love them for their magical calming effect. Can help to ease pain from rheumatoid arthritis. Great for wheelchairs.
We participate in the Connecticut Blanket Project- producing beautiful heirloom wool blankets. Please let us know if you'd like to reserve one. It is a split-plaid design of natural undyed white alternating with dark colored wool.
We also sell raw fleece, cleaned of vegetable matter etc. and available for processing to make yarn, felted items, wool mattresses, pillows, etc.

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About HildredsFarm

Sales 22
On Etsy since 2017

It's the miracle of sheep: wool, meat and milk all in one. And these characters are smart, in the ways they need to be!

CARING FOR YOUR SHEEPSKIN

In the washing machine:
• Rinse with cool water.
• Wash with liquid Ivory soap in warm water on gentle cycle for 3 minutes.
• Rinse in warm water twice. Allow to go through the spin cycle.
• Air dry. (Optional: put in a dryer to fluff, but NO HEAT).
Or, hand wash:
• Gently agitate in a bathtub or deep sink with liquid Ivory and warm water and rinse well. Air dry.
• Then brush to revive the original combed look!

CLEANING YOUR BLANKET

You can take your blanket to a dry cleaner, dry clean it at home in your dryer with dry cleaning sheets available in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets, or wash it at home.
To wash it at home:
Fill your top loading washing machine with lukewarm water and mild detergent (Woolite is good). Push the blanket into the water and let soak for about 20 minutes - DO NOT AGITATE THE WATER AS THIS WILL RUIN YOUR BLANKET - Drain and spin the blanket in the machine, them remove the blanket. Fill the washer with clear lukewarm water WHICH IS EXACTLY THE SAME TEMPERATURE AS THE WATER YOU USED TO WASH THE BLANKET. Push the blanket back in, and let soak for another 10 minutes. Drain and spin. Remove the blanket and air dry - DO NOT PUT THE BLANKET IN THE DRYER.

Why you cannot use a front-loading machine: wool felts when it is wet and rubbed together. Agitating the water in a top loader or washing in a front loading machine will cause the wool to felt and will destroy your blanket.

Why the wash water and rinse water has to be the same temperature: changing the temperature of the water is another way to felt your blanket.

We recommend dry cleaning for the larger blankets. Washing is fine for the baby blanket and throw sizes. Many people do not wash their blankets but instead air them out by hanging them on a line outdoors each spring.

Production partners

  • CT Sheep Breeders' Association

    CT, United States

    CSBA's mission is to promote and encourage keeping sheep in Connecticut. The CSBA was formed in 1893, and they have been supporting Connecticut shepherds since then by educating sheep farmers about issues relevant to raising lamb and wool, and facilitating marketing opportunities.

  • Stern Tanning

    Milwaukee, WI

    Stern Tanning Co. has been in the lambskin tanning business for over sixty years. They produce a premium quality lambskin that can be used as a throw or garment. The ELECTRIFING PROCESS leaves the wool soft and shiny. Hides are CHROMED TANNED allowing the hide to stand up to perspiration and water.

  • Vistaprint

    United States

    Great on-line printing company.

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Last updated on Jan 21, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

CARING FOR YOUR SHEEPSKIN

In the washing machine:

• Rinse with cool water.
• Wash with liquid Ivory soap in warm water on gentle cycle for 3 minutes.
• Rinse in warm water twice. Allow to go through the spin cycle.
• Air dry. (Optional: put in a dryer to fluff, but NO HEAT).

Or, hand wash:

• Gently agitate in a bathtub or deep sink with liquid Ivory and warm water and rinse well. Air dry.

• Then brush to revive the original combed look!

Care instructions

CLEANING YOUR BLANKET Part 1 of 2
You can take it to a dry cleaner, dry clean it at home in your dryer with dry cleaning sheets available in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets, or wash it at home.
To wash it at home:
Fill your top loading washing machine with lukewarm water and mild detergent (Woolite is good). Push the blanket into the water and let soak for about 20 minutes - DO NOT AGITATE THE WATER AS THIS WILL RUIN YOUR BLANKET - Drain and spin the blanket in the machine, them remove the blanket. Fill the washer with clear lukewarm water WHICH IS EXACTLY THE SAME TEMPERATURE AS THE WATER YOU USED TO WASH THE BLANKET. Push the blanket back in, and let soak for another 10 minutes. Drain and spin. Remove the blanket and air dry.

Care instructions

CLEANING YOUR BLANKET Part 2 of 2
DO NOT PUT THE BLANKET IN THE DRYER.

Why you cannot use a front-loading machine: wool felts when it is wet and rubbed together. Agitating the water in a top loader or washing in a front loading machine will cause the wool to felt and will destroy your blanket.

Why the wash water and rinse water has to be the same temperature: changing the temperature of the water is another way to felt your blanket.

We recommend dry cleaning for the larger blankets. Washing is fine for the baby blanket and throw sizes. Many people do not wash their blankets but instead air them out by hanging them on a line outdoors each spring.