Friday, September 19, 2008

Blue face leicester wool for sale

Today I am offering a natural white fleece from a sheep that is three quarters Blue face leicester, and a quarter Romney. This fleece is soft and has the typical BFL curls. I washed and rinsed it once, so most of the grease is gone and you won't be paying for grease weight. If I don't sell it, I'll wash and rinse it again and then probably dye it and make it into batts with some angora rabbit fur and maybe some spritzes of contrasting colored silk thrown in. That makes a great yarn. I am thinking of dyeing this fleece a deep royal blue, and the angora will be purple or teal. The silk will be dyed either purple or teal too. I've done it before, and it makes a beautiful yarn.