Thursday, August 25, 2011
New Wool Additions ~ Mixed BFL & Polwarth
There are two newcomers to Wind Rose Fiber Studio, Mixed Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) and Polwarth Wool Top. The Mixed BFL is gorgeous! It's all of the natural shades of the breed combed together. It's mixed just enough to be nicely blended, but all of those colors come through in a pretty swirl. I can't wait to spin some of this myself!
The pretty, snowy wool on the right is Polwarth. I've been reading about the gaining popularity of this breed and so I decided it was time to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised when I handled it for the first time. It's nice and soft. It reminds me a little of Falkland, but it's more closely related to Merino. In fact, it's 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln. This breed was developed in Australia in the 1890's and I have a feeling it's here to stay!
I have a limited quantity of each. If they turn out to be a shop favorites, I'll add them to my regular inventory. Right now they are listed in three quanitites each:
Mixed BFL: 1oz, 2oz, 4oz
Polwarth: 1oz, 2oz, 4oz