175g British Bluefaced Leicester 100% wool superwash combed top/roving hand dyed spinning fibre – ‘Lightning’

Odd-size braid £28.00 £25.00   / 175g braid


Colour: Lightning – mottled dark charcoal grey, blue, purple and berry tones. This is a one-off batch.

About this fibre

  • Odd-size braid approx. 175g
  • 100% fine British Bluefaced Leicester superwash wool
  • Milled in England
  • Hand dyed in East London
  • Finished yarn machine washable on wool programme at 30°c

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.

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.

This fibre has been superwash treated for added resilience and softness, and as a result, it is not suitable for felting.

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