Unearth your creativity with this unique, hand-dyed BFL (Bluefaced Leicester) wool top tinged with a mix of neon and pastel hues. Blended with bio-nylon, this sturdy yet soft fibre is great for spinning resilient yarns, particularly socks, ensuring ultimate comfort when worn.
This wool top wet felts beautifully, providing a smooth finish that’s irresistible to touch – or, add some extras to make it textured and add more fun! You are the boss of your creative fibre journey.
Imbued with saturated colours such as deep blue and soft pastel colours such as coral pink, aqua blue and neon yellow-greens, this BFL fibre blend distinctly stands out, offering a feast to the eyes and creative minds.
This exclusive, one-of-a-kind wool top has been hand dyed by me with utmost love and care, making it a beautiful creative addition to your spinning and felting pursuits. Dive into the vibrant world of fibre crafts with this neon and pastel BFL wool top – with 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces) total, there’s a lot of woolly neon and pastel BFL and bio-nylon for you to play with.
Fibre sourced in the UK.
About BFL wool and bio-nylon
Blue Faced Leicester (or BFL for short) is an amazing wool for spinning and felting. It’s soft like Merino but it’s shinier because it has a longer staple length. It’s extremely suited for beginner spinners and a joy to use for experienced ones as well. It’s a great fibre for next-to-skin projects.
Bio-nylon is a wonderful replacement for regular nylon. Like the regular artificial fibre, it lends extra strength to the wool (perfect for making yarn suitable for socks or other harder wearing garments) but it doesn’t stay in the world forever. Bio-nylon will act as regular nylon for as long as want it to, but once you feel the fibre has run its course, you can pop it in the composting pile and it’ll start decomposing back into the soil. The best of two worlds.
Is this fibre a wool top or a roving?
I hope you think this is a good question, because there is definitely a difference between combed wool top and roving. Both expressions are often used to represent the same item, but they are quite different. In fact, I am inserting this explanation here so I can use the expression “wool roving” correctly and still please the search algorithm gods. Sneaky.
Combed wool top such as this are processed in the mill to remove the short fibre staples, and all the longer remaining fibres have been combed to face the same direction.
Wool roving, on the other hand, still retains some shorter fibres and not all face the same direction, so it will have a fuzzier appearance.
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