I have also finally acquired some fiber of my own--quite an enormous amount of it, by my lights--so now I can really dig into spinning. I am now the possessor of 2 pounds of Rosie's Blue-Faced Leicester top. It is undyed, since I have been wanting to make time to experiment with some wild-harvested plant dyes. According to the website, "[t]he preparation makes it easy to spin a smooth, lustrous yarn. This New Zealand BFL is a bit softer than our other Rosies BFL, though this is not as soft as domestic BFL as the breed was developed differently in New Zealand than in the US. There is minimal VM in this preparation and true to New Zealand BFL you will find some kemp fibers in the wool." Hopefully once I finish watching the Craftsy class and reading my next Alden Amos chapter, I will have a clue what all that means!
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