August Wool Breed Study: Bluefaced Leicester

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BFL – photo from Bluefaced Leicester Union of North America

A few facts about BFL:

Fiber: 24-28 microns

Staple Length:  3-6 inches (longwool)

Natural Colors: Mostly white, can have black or gray genes.

A fiber quite easy to find and available in both fleece from farms or annual wool sales as well as commercially processed roving. Great for lots of knitted items, from sweaters to socks.

Dyes up nicely if you need color in your life.

Hopefully you will get your BFL sample spun, plied, knit or woven to try out the bounciness and texture of this very versatile fiber.

Spin on…

 

 

 

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