Friday, March 9, 2012
BFL/Tussah Top ~ It's New!
I have another treat to share today. This is my idea of a luxury fiber! This is 75/25 Bluefaced Leicester and Tussah Silk. I love spinning BFL. There's just something about the crimp and the feel of this wool that's so appealing to me as a spinner. The Tussah silk blended into this top makes for incredible softness. It also gives it a lovely shine.
Rachel Ray always wishes for "smell-o-vision". I'm wishing for feel-o-computing. Okay, so it's not as catchy a phrase, but I really wish you could reach out and touch this fiber!
I guess the best I can do is a close-up. I like this blend even better than Merino/silk because it handles so well. Of course Merino/silk is soft and pretty, but BFL/Tussah is just so spinable and the crimp in the wool gives the top a loftiness that I think is unique and special. Can you tell I like this fiber yet?
I linked to a 2oz listing above, but you can find it in other amounts at Wind Rose Fiber Studio.