BFL natural brown

£3.85

This is 100% natural British Bluefaced Leicester combed wool top

BFL wool is very versatile as is fine enough to be very comfortable when worn next to the skin, yet is durable and long wearing. This fine, soft, lustrous, silky, English longwool is highly prized and rightly so as it can be compared in character to mohair and alpaca. Approx 25 to 26 microns thick with a staple length of around 85mm to 90mm. Use our BFL with total confidence for all your spinning, felting and blending projects. BFL normally dyes very well but as this is a dark brown it will be less successful. A very popular choice for beginners and advanced users an a good 'British' alternative to Merino. 100% natural shade so no dyes used!

What can I use it for?

  

A popular choice for spinning on the wheel or drop spindle. Can be dyed but this natural shade may be a bit too dark to be successful. Great for wet felting and needle felting. There are also limitless possibilities for blending BFL with other wool or fibres such as silks, flax, bamboo etc.

How much will I need?

This depends on how finely you spin and the size and tension of the final knitted garment. 100g of fibre will always make 100g of yarn but the length will depend on how chunky you spin the yarn. Buy 100g to spin enough yarn for a pair of socks. You'll need about 300g of fibre to spin enough yarn for a shawl or a scarf and 600g should be enough for an average women's sweater. These weights are given as a helpful guide but cannot be guaranteed. If you are unsure always buy a little more than you think you'll need.

Natural, renewable & biodegradable

This wool is 100% natural. Every year sheep produce a new fleece making wool a renewable fibre source. At the end of its useful life it can be returned to the soil where it will quickly decompose.

Monitor settings can affect the product image colours and shades shown. There may also be very slight shade variations from batch to batch due to the nature of natural fibre.

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