Monday, May 30, 2011
#207 Would have been a very lovely colored fleece but the ewe got into some blackberry shrubs so the fleece has some sticks and stickers. I picked many out- not hard but will take some time to clean it up. If you have more patience than money to spend, this is a good choice. 5 inch staple.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
# 110 is 3# 10 oz high % BFL 4.5-5 inch staple $42.
# 109 is 4# and on the finer side with one quarter Corriedale and 3/4 BFL breeding. 4.5 inch staple $48 (sorry the color is much more yellow in this pic than it should be)
#103 is 6# dark charcoal with bleached tips, high % BFL with one quarter Romney breeding, 5.5 inch staple $75.
#102 Is 6 pounds 3 oz of high % BFL with some Romney breeding. The staple length is 5 inchs $70.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Bluefaced Leicester wool is a favorite of handspinners and felt makers due to its beautiful luster and silky hand and because the curls are so just so delightful. It is easy to spin and felts quickly to a smooth, usually dimpled finish. We offer high percent BFL wool as raw, washed locks and batting, though availability is limited.
There are also several Romney x BFL’s who provide a stronger wool with larger curls- the best for slippers/socks, weaving warp, felted carpets etc- though it retains the silky hand of BFL and is oh, so lustrous. It is available as raw, washed locks and sometimes batting. This is the wool used in felting the ‘magic carpet’ or fleece rug I teach at SAFF.
We started Bluefaces with a purebred ram, Somerhill Blueprint, and my hand spinner flock of Romneys, Corriedales, and RXC cross ewes. Many of these original ewes were colored and all had very nice wool. A year later we were able to acquire a few purebred BFL ewes. They are lovely in their lustrous, curly fleeces. Half-breed ewes were bred back with my next BFL ram, Beechtree Waine. The ¾ lambs are very similar to purebred BFL's but with a little more wool to shear. Waine is making an especially nice contribution to the wool quality of his daughters.High percentage BFL ewes and ewe lambs usually available for sale.