Bluefaced Leicester is one of the breeds of wool that many beginner spinners start with. Colourful hand dyed braids of combed BFL top beckon us at fibre festivals, inviting us to spin them with their silk smooth yumminess. It’s such a popular fibre it has its own acronym – BFL.
Bluefaced Leicester sheep are in the longwool category and have crimpy fine locks. Fleeces are fairly small and a bit hard to find, since everyone wants one. BFL combed top is much easier to buy due to its popularity among indie dyers and spinners.
This BFL fleece came to me from the ranges of Montana.