BFL Humbug Wool Roving - At a Loss 1 - 4.2 ounces

$15.75 USD

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This is a hand dyed roving, or more properly combed top, for hand spinning and felting.

This roving is shades of blue and purple.

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 is a blend of natural colored white and brown wool, which we have overdyed. The blending process creates a striped effect, so we call this "humbug" after its resemblance to a striped British candy. We apply the Humbug name to distinguish it from the other BFL varieties we carry.

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. Each colorway is unique; we may sometimes repeat names, when a new colorway strikes us the same way as an older one.

Our braids 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 braids from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

Fiber: Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.2 ounces, 119 g