The Fibre Garden : bluefaced leicester
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BFL – Superwash White (Top)
BFL = Blue-faced Leicester. Classification: LONGWOOL It's difficult to find any Superwash top other than Merino, but here you have BFL! Perfect for knitting items that require easy laundering. Wool is conditioned through an enzyme process that strips off the outer scales, which prevents felting. This also makes for a different effect during the dyeing process, because Superwash fibre sucks up the dye quickly. This fibre is creamy-white in colour with plenty of lustre. BFL rates high for softness. Depending on spinning method, this breed can create a soft and smooth fabric with excellent drape. Micron count is generally in the mid-20s with a staple length from 3 to 6 inches. NOTE: Superwash fibre is NOT GOOD FOR FELTING. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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BFL – White (Top)
BFL = Blue-faced Leicester. Classification: LONGWOOL Creamy-white natural combed top, lustrous and soft! Excellent for dyeing at any stage of the spinning process. BFL rates high for softness. Felting properties are average. Depending on spinning method, this breed can create a soft and smooth fabric with excellent drape. Micron count is generally in the mid-20s with a staple length from 3 to 6 inches. NOTE: our labels may indicate this as UNTREATED, which simply means it is not Superwash BFL. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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BFL 75/Silk 25 (Top)
75% Blue-faced Leicester wool / 25% Tussah silk Very clean combed top. Staple length around 6 to 7 inches. A super-soft blend in a luminous, pearly-looking ivory white. The sort of fibre you want to fall asleep on, it's so soft. Absolutely perfect for against-the-skin garments. Or perhaps a lace shawl since this ought to make fantastic lace yarn. From Ashland Bay, this replaces our previous 80/20 blend.
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Sock Blend – Superwash BFL/Nylon Top
80% Superwash Blue-faced Leicester wool / 20% Nylon Not suitable for wet felting!! Very clean combed top. Staple length around 5 to 6 inches. BFL is not as soft as Merino, but has excellent durability in a sock yarn. Spin Off Magazine did a whole sock issue a couple of years ago and BFL was the winner so far as the best choice for spinning your own sock yarn. We have the mill custom-blend this for us, to save you from having to do the tedious job of combining wool and nylon together in a thorough way. This dyes up beautifully, either before or after spinning. The ovory-white colour is also real nice just as it comes. Would also be a good choice for kid's clothing. PRODUCT of CANADA, made from imported fibre.