Spinning and Dyeing BFL

I love Blue Faced Leicester wool.  It has a long staple, it’s easy to spin and it has a bit of a sheen.  Wonderful against the skin… it’s just one of my favorites.

I haven’t done a lot of spinning since having the horrid rash of a couple of years ago.  So I got out my trusty Kromski and the wool I’ve had for quite some time.. (like years)… and decided to give it a try and see if I could get by without the rash.  So far.. so good..

I finished it about a week ago.  Lovely.


It came rather thick and thin, but that’s ok with me.


I dyed it on Thursday when my friend Sheila was here.  She had never seen any kind of yarn dyeing, so she was thrilled.  🙂  The BFL wool was added at the end of the dyeing process and turned into a lovely aqua color that will be beautiful when spun.  The purple (grape) kool aid always separates out into many different shades and colors.. Love that.

I have yet to measure to see how many yards I actually ended up with after the fulling and dyeing, but I’m thinking there will be enough for a small blanket… or a shawl..

I hear the dryer buzzing at me, so had best get with it.  Have a wonderful day.. 🙂

About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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