Eco Coffins

Soft, practical and comforting wool
options for an ecological funeral

“Very real, very grounded, very simple, very beautiful…Your work is so important and so very valuable. Thank you!” – Emma, Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground

“It was the most beautiful funeral I’ve ever been to – yet probably the least expensive. When my friend’s mother died aged 96 her family dispensed with all modern death practices… no embalming, no crematorium and no coffin…”  – Janice Turner, The Times

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Bellacouche is open for funeral work: if you would like to visit our Chapel Workshop, please call Yuli to make an appointment.  

For more information please call Yuli Sømme on 07763 935897 or email:

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Wool felt shop

Felting kits and beautiful felt products for the home,
carefully hand-crafted from the region’s best wool.

Bellacouche Wool Felt Studio

IBellacouche Wool Felt Studio is homed in a beautiful old Dartmoor Chapel. Inspired by nature, Devon Guild Felt Maker Yuli Sømme, lovingly creates earth friendly, wool felt products and offers creative felt craft workshops.  All my products are completely plastic free, I re-use, recycle everything I can, and compost anything that’s left over.

Wool Felt for your home

I design and hand-make beautiful felted organic wool items for your home, from cosy hot-water-bottle covers to fun tea cosies, sumptuous meditation mats to easy felting kits and warm, comfy boot or shoe insoles. Shop now…

Caring for the Planet and Animal Welfare

I carefully source sustainable natural materials as ethically and locally as I can, working in harmony with nature and protecting the earth. The fine British wool I use comes direct from Fernhill Farm in Somerset. This holistic eco-farm uses organic principles, ethically addressing concerns for ecology and animal welfare. The hardy Shetland sheep are sensitively shorn each summer, relieving them of their woolly coats.

Wool Felt for green burial

I also offer a unique range of biodegradable wool felt eco coffins and woollen shrouds for natural burial or cremation. My work focuses on practical aesthetics, natural burial and lowering the environmental impact of cremation. Wool creates a soft and comforting focus for a funeral ceremony. Our loved one is wrapped in the gentle folds of a thick wool felt cocoon, safely supported by a strong wooden frame and robust handles, while the hard, linear lines of a box are absent.
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Good Funeral Guild
Good Funeral Award
Good Funeral Award
Devon Guild of Craftsmen