Sunday, January 5, 2014

A Wool Duvet Inner - from our own sheep!

If you know anything about me by now, it is that I love to utilise the produce from our 20acres, in whatever way I can.  This latest endeavour was replicated from a "Homesteaders Guide" US website. Once your sheep are sheared, you wash the wool, and then card it into batts using a drum carder.  This is then laid into a muslin cover and tacked together.  I had a bit of trouble with the muslin (as you will see from the pix),  When I pinned the wool batts in, the muslin caught in the pins, and also it was so "stretchy" that it was difficult to both tack and machine sew.  Next time I would use proper sheets and put the wool between those.

However, I am so proud, as now I have a Wool Duvet Inner, soft, warm and from our own merino sheep.  You can't get much more wonderful than that.

The wool is lovely to work with, and smells divine!


  1. Amazing! Well done. What an achievement to make something from scratch like this!!

  2. Wow, you have it done. I think the problem with real sheets would be when it comes to washing. Muslin will dry quickly and allow the wool to dry too. normal sheets wouldn't do that.

  3. I don't know about you, but we don't wash our duvet inners very you wash your feather ones a lot?

  4. So, I'm hoping that won't be a problem...:-)