British Bluefaced Leicester arrival at Wool2Dye4
Just Arrived: March 12, 2014 & Inventory is now posted on the website
Re – Stock mid-March …
BFL Sport -SW
BFL High Twist
BRB Gold, a little more to add to the stock of this new chunky merino
A Fine Marl … NEW! blend of a light Grey Alpaca with Merino (50/50 blend) into a marled yarn
There are two pieces of news in this short announcement.
BFL Yarns will be stocked differently at our Wool2Dye4 warehouse in the future. We are moving away from the short stock we have typically carried of the British yarns, and instead are receiving shipments directly from the mill. This will mean an improved position in our stock levels, but there may be times when we will have to wait for several BFL yarns to be spun at once. This is because the British Bluefaced Leicester fibers are bought in smaller quantities than our merino line base, and our U.K. supplier must stockpile enough of it to warrant a major spin.
All BFL yarns are not yet coming from the U.K. and we will continue to receive small shipments of some of them as we work towards having all our British BFL shipped to us directly from the mill. The inventory posted on the website for the BFL yarns will reflect actual stock. If we are out of one that you need, do let us know. It will, in all probability, be on the list of yarns we bring in from the U.K. on a weekly basis. This will work itself out eventually, and soon all our BFL’s will be stocked quarterly from the mill.
BRB Gold is the new super chunky merino single (in superwash) here at Wool2Dye4. The blend is that of Sheila’s Gold, 80/20 SW Merino/Nylon. Fantastic chunky yarn. Be sure to give it a long bath in the dye. I made the mistake of using my Quick & Dirty method I use for dyeing up the samples we wrap around the butterflies, and the color did not penetrate that big, fat yarn! So, do not do as I do!
A Fine Marl is absolutely new and an exciting yarn, a departure from the Wool2Dye4 totally white format. This is a marled yarn, which means that one yarn is wrapped around the other. In this case, there is a light grey alpaca and a merino twisted together. When dyed, there will be visual texture, a bit of color variation affected by both the difference in the alpaca fiber itself, and then by the grey coloration of the alpaca. Cannot wait to see as many samples of dyeing this one as possible!