£16.00 / 100g braid
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Colour: Lightning – mottled dark charcoal grey, blue, purple and berry tones. This is a one-off batch.
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.
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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