The Bluefaced Leicester is the finest UK wool commercially available today. It has a completely unique character, combining softness with a lustrous silky texture and sheen. It is highly prized by the hand dyeing community as it allows better dye penetration and a better light refractive value, giving the finished yarn an almost glowing appearance.
On the animal, the fleece is formed from long locks of fibre, giving the sheep a distinctive look. Bluefaced Leicester is one of the longest wool fleeces available and the yarns are therefore stable, very hard wearing and low pilling. It knits into beautiful, lightweight knitwear that gives a fantastic combination of all the most sought after attributes in a yarn.