Blue-faced Leicester Cross Fleeces

Blue-faced Leicester is a lustrous, silky longwool that is fairly predictable. Generally uniform fleece with a springy appearance. Locks can be slippery to prepare. Takes dye clearly. Versatile – fine enough to be comfortable next to skin, yet is durable. Blends well with other fibres. Uses include sweaters, socks, mittens, and woven fabrics for clothing and household use.From The Field Guide to Fleece by Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius.

Many of the fleeces offered are from lambs which are 50% BFL. The other 50% is mostly Clun Forest and Dorset. Some fleeces are from ewes which are BFL crossed with North Country Cheviot, adding bulk and resilience to the fleece. There is one purebred BFL fleece as well (scroll to the bottom for this one).

All fleeces have been skirted to the best of my ability, but animals are not coated, so there is likely to be a small amount of vegetable matter, etc from winter feeding, and they may have a small amount of second cuts – this is noted on fleeces where it may be more of a concern, and prices are adjusted accordingly. Britch wool has been removed, unless otherwise stated.

Pictures are given of locks, the skirted fleece laid out with the name card at the neck, and the skirted fleece rolled. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Please contact us if you have any questions or to place your order for fleece(s). Prices for each fleece are listed with the descriptions. Fleeces can be shipped at the buyers expense, or delivered if possible.

Breed specific Britch Wool is available for $1/lb. This is course wool from the lower hind legs. It is skirted free of tags and manure.

Gemma – 75%+ BFL genetics

4 – 5 1/2″ staple, most 4 1/2 – 5 1/2″

good ping

soft

fairly consistent crimp

some VM, most along the back

3lb 9oz

$8/lb or $28/fleece

Gladys

4″ staple

good ping

quite soft and bright

somewhat even crimp

quite a lot of VM throughout the fleece (15-20%)

2lb 13oz

$4/lb or $10/fleece

Gamora

5 – 6″ staple

good ping

fairly open fleece

even crimp

quite a lot of VM (approx 15%)

3lb 13oz

$6/lb or $22/fleece

Greta

3 1/2 – 4 1/2″ staple

good ping

mostly well defined crimp

fairly even

more VM (10-15%)

3lb 3oz

$6/lb or $18/fleece

Glouse

4 – 5″ staple

good ping

fairly even, slightly wider crimp

soft and white

some VM (approx 5-10%)

3lb 6oz

$7/lb or $22/fleece

Ginta

4 1/4 – 4 3/4″ staple

good ping

less defined crimp

quite open fleece

3lb 12oz

$6/lb or $22/fleece

Gold

4 1/2 – 5″ staple

good ping

wider crimp

nice fleece

more VM on back (approx 10%)

4lb 10oz

$7/lb or $30/fleece

Glenda SOLD

5 – 6″ staple

good ping

tends to BFL traits

well defined crimp

quite even

open fleece

soft

some VM (less than 10%)

4lb 7oz

$8/lb or $35/fleece

Garia

3 – 3 1/2″ staple

good ping

mostly quite well defined crimp

quite a bit of VM (10-15%)

2lb 4oz

$5/lb or $10/fleece

Go

4 1/2 – 5 1/4″ staple

ok ping, slight weakness at tips

well defined crimp

some wider, some tighter crimp

quite a bit of VM (10-15%)

3lb 6oz

$5/lb or $15/fleece

Drue – BFL x NCC ewe

4 1/2 – 7 1/2″ staple, mostly 5 1/2 – 6 1/2″

good ping

well defined, mostly even crimp

shoulders have tighter crimp

some VM (less than 10%) on back

5lb 1oz

$7.50/lb or $37/fleece

Dai – BFL x NCC ewe SOLD

4 1/2 – 5 1/2″ staple

good ping

looser crimp

open fleece

fairly clean

soft

3lb 15oz

$7.50/lb or $28/fleece

Diya – BFL x NCC ewe SO

3 3/4 – 5 1/4″ staple

good ping

open fleece

fairly consistent crimp

quite white

6lb 0oz

$7.50/lb or $45/fleece

Eddy – Purebred BFL ram

4 – 6″ staple, mostly 5 – 6″

good ping

even, well defined crimp

ram fleece so has some smell and grease

dirty

2lb 11oz

$8/lb or $21/fleece

2019 Fleece – 25% off listed price

Devri

3lb 1oz

$6/lb or $15/fleece

4″ staple. Weak tips in some areas. Soft. More VM, but most is large pieces.