Blue Faced Leicester Wool Top
Blue Faced Leicester Wool Top
Blue Faced Leicester Wool Top
Blue Faced Leicester Wool Top
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Blue Faced Leicester Wool Top

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About the Fibre

Blue Faced Leicester is considered a fine wool, with a micron count of 24-28. It has a well-defined crimp, and an average staple length of approximately 8-15cm.

BFL 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.

Sold in bags containing 100g of wool.

Origin: United Kingdom

About the Breed

Blue Face Leicester is a longwool breed of sheep developed by Robert Bakewell, in Dishley, Leicestershire in the eighteenth century through careful breeding.

They are tall, with cool grey faces, long rabbit-like ears, and a characteristic "Roman" nose.

They are a predominantly white breed, but does carry a recessive black gene that can produce black or grey fleeces in some instances.