British luster longwool. 25-27 microns, staple length 4 ¼ inches, 110 mm. The fiber feels finer than the micron count would suggest. The luster promotes intense dye results. This is the famous high-quality Ashland Bay Blue Face Leicester Wool or BFL as it's sometimes...More Details
Blue Faced Leicester is also great for incorporating with other fibers such as silk or bamboo. Its softness and sheen blends well with more delicate fibers while lending them the strength BFL is known for. Its versatility, luster, and supple texture have made this one of our bestsellers here at Paradise!
Ok, honestly I have not dyed or spun this item yet, but am eager to do both. But...this BFL is the silkiest BFL I have ever felt. Others of this brand of sheep can be a bit coarse at times, but this is as soft and silky as merino. I have no doubt it will make a beautiful yarn.
I have ordered and received this beautifully prepared fiber several times. I spun this almost daily during Spinzilla! I always recommend this to people learning to spin and I am sure that many of us will use it for years to come!