Coloured 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.

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.

Glister – 75%+ BFL lamb SOLD

5 1/4 – 6 1/4″ staple

good ping

fairly consistent, open crimp

colour range from blended black and white to dark grey to black

soft

fair amount of VM (10-15%)

3lb 6oz

$8/lb or $26/fleece

Grover

3 – 4″ staple

good ping

quite black

tight, even crimp throughout

soft

more VM (approx 15%)

3lb 11oz

$7/lb or $25/fleece

CL2

4 – 5″ staple

good ping

even crimp

consistent fleece

dark grey to black, one small white patch that is easily removed

soft

some VM (5-10%)

4lb 4oz

$10/lb or $40/fleece

121G

3 1/2 – 5 1/2″ staple, most 4 – 5″

good ping

fairly even crimp

mostly black with some grey fibres and brown tips

even fleece

quite soft

VM (approx 10%)

2lb 9oz

$8/lb or $20/fleece

Calida – BFL x NCC ewe

4 – 6″ staple, most 4 -5″

ok ping, slight crackle in the tips

light grey to black

wide, fairly even crimp

not a lot of VM (approx 5%)

3lb 10oz

$7/lb or $25/fleece

Chai – BFL x NCC ewe

3 1/2 – 4 1/2″ staple

good ping

even, well defined crimp

mostly light to dark grey with a small amount of black

lofty

fairly clean of VM

4lb 6oz

$9/lb or $38/fleece