The white Icelandic sheepskin pieces are available in different sizes. They can be used to make Santa beards, troll hair, dance leggings, craft items, etc.
The white skins are "creamy white." The natural color of the skins often has a yellowish hue to the color. As the skins have not been bleached, they often have varying degrees of "creaminess."
The hair length is approximately 4" to 6" with the shortest hair along the spine. The hair does not go in one direction like a dog or cat's fur, but rather it falls in every direction. This is not a hollow hair, so it doesn't break or shed.
We can also cut project pieces to order. If we do not have enough of a certain size in stock or if you want a size that we do not currently offer, please contact us by phone or email and we will you know if we can cut more or create them to your specifications.
Our Icelandic sheepskins are Eco-tanned without the use of heavy metals. The exact formulation is a trade-secret but the tanning meets European Union regulations for an environmentally friendly tanning process.
Icelandic sheepskins are not endangered. The skins we offer are a by-product of the food industry in Iceland. The animals were not killed just for their skins.
You may brush and vacuum the skins regularly to keep the wool fluffy, soft, and neat.
Clean with a damp cloth for small stains and minor soiling.
Do not dry clean the skins as the dry cleaning process will remove the natural oils from the skin. You can spot clean the hair side with Eucalan™ Wool Wash. Do not soak the hide side. For Washing Instructions and Eucalan™ Wool Wash, please click HERE.
Stretch the skin to shape it after cleaning. Leave the skin to dry for a few hours away from sunlight and direct heat and then comb the wool with a pet comb to fluff it out.