BFL natural oatmeal
Price per 100g
100% natural British Bluefaced Leicester combed wool top!
BFL is a very popular choice and is a good 'British' alternative to Merino as it is naturally fine, soft, lustrous and silky. 100% natural shade so no dyes used. BFL wool is fine enough to be very comfortable when worn next to the skin, yet is durable and long wearing.
A fine, soft, lustrous, silky, English longwool 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 dyeing crafts. A popular choice for spinning on the wheel or drop spindle. Lovely results can be had when dyeing with acid milling dyes although this shade is on the dark side. Great for wet felting and needle felting.
- 100g - mittens, socks, hat
- 300g - cushion cover, shawl, long scarf
- 600g - baby blanket, cardigan, ladies sweater
Always buy enough fibre to finish your project in one go to avoid slight shade variations from batch to batch (this is in the nature of natural wool). If colour matching is important to you get a free sample first.
100g of fibre spins 100g of yarn the yardage of which depends on how finely you spin. The weight chart above is a helpful guide but will depend on the size and tension of the final garment.
If the fibre is suitable for felting you'll find that 100 grams will compress down to a grapefruit sized solid 3D shape (approximately). If you only need smaller amounts try our mini selection packs.
Core wool is a cost effective way to quickly build up 3D shapes before topping off. Another popular product is pre-felt which is ready for further needle felting, or wet felting, or to be used as a base for your project.