135g British Bluefaced Leicester wool top/roving hand-dyed spinning fibre – ‘Psychedelia’ (seconds – see description)

Seconds - save 20% £21.60 £17.25   / 135g braid

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This fibre is offered for a reduced price because we had difficulty fixing the yellow dye, and there is a possibility of minor running of the yellow colour when soaked. If necessary, it can be re-fixed by simmering in a weak solution of white vinegar as spun yarn.

Shade: Psychedelia – mottled bright multi-colour

About this fibre

  • 100% fine British Bluefaced Leicester superwash wool
  • At least 135g when packed
  • Combed top, milled in England
  • Approx. 100g
  • Yarn care: hand wash cold

Bluefaced Leicester (or ‘BFL’) is a native British sheep breed. It is known for its fine fibres and long staple (around 90mm), which make it a favourite with spinners. The fleece has a subtle lustre, unique to the breed, which gives a beautiful depth to our hand dyed colours. It wears exceptionally well and is ideal for sock spinning.

Although the yarn is superwash treated, neon dyes require a cold gentle wash. It is not suitable for felting.

Spinning notes

It has a good natural crimp which makes it not only pleasure to spin but extremely versatile, being well suited to both plied and singles yarn styles. It is considered a good choice for beginners because it doesn’t have a ‘slippery’ feel often associated with Merino.

Our Bluefaced Leicester has been superwash treated for added resilience and softness, and as a result, it is not suitable for felting.

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