where to buy sheepskin for making stuff?

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where to buy sheepskin for making stuff?

Post: #74502 Clara
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:51 am

I´m looking for a supplier of sheepskins that I can turn into stuff for babies. Big bits as well as small, I´ve seen this http://www.billamberg.com/product/BillA ... es/608.htm and been inspired to make something similar.

Any ideas crafty ladies?
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Post: #74558 mrsflibble
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:47 pm

it's cute, but holy crap who would pay that money?!

as for sourcing, try under leathercraft on ebay.

http://crafts.search.ebay.co.uk/sheepsk ... acatZ75565
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Post: #74565 snapdragon
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:04 pm

I was going to suggest your local abbatoir - but then there's treatment of the skin to make it useable and I think that could be a convoluted chemical process ho hum :?






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Post: #74567 Annpan
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:14 pm

I'd imagine that you might have some luck speaking to a local smallholder, farmer or abbatoir. Is there a lamb/mutton industry in you part of Spain? I remember on a river cottage episode HFW got a few of his sheep skins scraped and cleaned for a tenner (or something)

I understand that would be a bit more challanging to organise in Spain, they maybe don't accept British eccentricities so much :?
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