BFL Wool / Trilobal Nylon 70/30% Roving - Fossil Shells 1 - 3.8 ounces

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This is a hand dyed trilobal nylon / BFL wool roving for hand spinning.

This roving is shades of cream, beige, gray, brown, green and rust.

Blue Faced Leicester or BFL is a “multipurpose” sheep breed dating back from the early 1900’s which produce “litters” of three or four lambs with long loins. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Fortunately, they also have a beautiful soft, long wool that is especially easy to spin, so they are raised to maturity for their lustrous fleeces. This BFL wool is blended with 30% trilobal nylon for extra strength and shine. The trilobal nylon catches a lot of light for a colorful sparkling effect.

This roving has a coarser hand than typical BFL, because of the blended nylon.  The mill processing also does not lend itself to spinning very fine yarn. If that is your intention, straight BFL wool or BFL/Silk blend would be a better choice. 

My rovings are dyed with fairly even distribution of colors. Photos are of each side of the coil, so you can see as much of the color as possible. These are the same rovings from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

We name our braids based on the inspirations we get from the colors, drawing on nature, literature, mythology, geography, and our lives and travels.  Braids with the same name numbered sequentially are a matched set that were dyed together, although they may have different weights and look slightly different in the photos.

Fiber: 30% trilobal nylon / 70% Blue Faced Leceister (BFL) wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 3.8 ounces, 108 g