Oatmeal Color Blue Faced Leicester Carded Nests ~ Perfect for Beginning Spinners
Fiber Content: 100% BFL Wool
Featured Animal(s): Unknown- I picked this up from a shepherdess at the Gathering in Ohio
Processing: skirted, scoured, and sent through a drum carder twice
Weight 1 oz per nest
Fiber Diameter: Fine
Staple Length: 4 inches/longwool breed
Crimp/Bounce: more curly than crimpy
VM Content: minimal
Spin Type: beginner and luxury
Have you ever tried spinning Blue Faced Leicester wool? It is totally dreamy! Just the right amount of curly crimp, at least 4 inch staple length, enough luster and shine to make it glow AND to make it flow out of your draft zone. I I thought I could sneak a dozen of these adorable sheep onto the farm without my hubby noticing, I would. But he's bound to notice those funny ears (google them, you'll thank me for it.)
This is a beautiful medium oatmeal brown fleece that I picked up at the Gathering in Ohio last year. I felt, and still feel, like I made out like a bandit on that deal. This is just such a lovely fiber. I processed part of it into these carded nests for beginning spinners to try out. Each 1 ounce elongated batt is ready to use on your drop spindle or wheel. You can pre-draft or just spin directly from the batt. Whatever makes your heart happy.
BFL is perfect for beginner spinners. It drafts really well and is a great fiber to learn how to control how much/how thick you are spinning. I also love how well it drapes and flows while still having plenty of memory. I'm not a great spinner myself, and even I can make beautiful BFL yarn. Spin it 100% or blend it with some mohair for the perfect shawl yarn.
The Little Farm: Our farm is the happy home of a small flock of scratch and dent, down on their luck, and ready for retirement angora and pygmy angora cross goats and Shetland sheep. They are adorable and silly and sweet. They serve the dual purpose of keeping our non arable land mowed and producing high quality, super fine, luxury mohair and wool for spinners, dyers, weaver, and other fiber artists.
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