Care & Maintenance

Care for your sheepskin

By following the simple care instructions below you can be assured that many years on your fleece will still be looking as good as the day you bought it.

To keep the texture of your fleece looking at its best, comb the wool from time to time using either a metal Slicker brush or comb.

Every SKYESKYNS fleece is washable, unless stated otherwise, either by machine or by hand.

By Machine

  • Wash on the wool wash
  • Hang to dry in the shade, do not expose the leather underside to excessive heat in drying.
  • When dry shake vigorously, work the leather underside over a banister or the edge of a table to restore its suppleness, and comb with a metal brush or comb as necessary to restore pile.

By Hand

  • Wash in hand warm water using pure soap.
  • Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
  • Hang to dry in the shade, do not expose the leather underside to excessive heat in drying.
  • When dry shake vigorously, work the leather underside over a banister or the edge of a table to restore its suppleness, and comb with a metal brush or comb as necessary to restore pile.

Refurbishment

 

We offer two refurbishment services as detailed below:

Platinum Service which consists of:

Wash, Dry, Tumble, Comb and Iron

Gold Service which consists of:

Combing and Ironing

The cost of the refurbishment start at £15.00 for a platinum refurbishment of a single skin or a small mosaic up to £120 for a Octo or a large mosaic. The cost of a gold refurbishment would be £10 for a single skin or a small mosaic up to £80 for an Octo or large mosaic.

Our tanner usually does the hot washes on a Sunday and it takes between 2 – 3 weeks for the refurb to be complete and ready to send back to you. We will then be in touch for payment if you haven't booked and paid for your refurbishment online.

Whilst our Tanner can work miracles how good the finished refurbishment is depends on the quality of the rug he has to work with. We reserve the right to decline to perform this service.

If you would like to proceed with a refurbishment please address your package to:

Pete Winterbourne
Skyeskyns
17 Loch Bay
Waternish
Isle of Skye
IV55 8GD


With details of your name, address, contact number and which service you would like.

Repair

We also offer a repair service where subject to the condition of the rest of the rug we can replace individual panels in mosaics or multiple rugs. Each repair will be quoted on an individual basis.

If you need any further assistance please contact us at office@skyeskyns.co.uk