Blue Faced Leicester wool is usualy described as lustrous and silky. It has become a very popular British breed over the last century, as it boasts a good crimp, and a low micron width -- though not quite as fine as Merino, it comes quite close, and is highly sought after by knitters as well as spinners. The sheep themselves are tall, with cool grey faces, long rabbit-like ears, and a characteristic "Roman" nose.
The average staple length of BFL wool is approximately 8-15cm; the micron diameter is around 26.
Sold in bags containing 100g of wool.
Origin: United Kingdom