BFL/Seacell Fiber Braid - Emily C Gillies
- HOW IT'S MADE
- PROJECT IDEAS
These beautiful fiber braids are locally hand-dyed, and perfect for avid spinners out there!
BFL/Seacell is a blend of Bluefaced Leicester wool and Seacell. Seacell is an emergent cellulose fiber made from sustainably harvested seaweed commonly known as horsetail kelp. Ribbons of white Seacell run through this fiber braid, providing a softness, a sheen, and a lovely heathered look to your yarn. BFL is a wool known for its long staple length, which means it provides drape and durability. The resulting fiber braid is strong, soft, and luminous.
CONTENT: 70% Bluefaced Leiceser, 30% Seacell
UNIT WEIGHT: 100g
MICRON COUNT: 26 microns
STAPLE LENGTH: 85-90mm
PLEASE NOTE: These braids are hand-dyed, so no two braids are exactly the same. If you'd like to see what variation of colours we have in stock, please contact us here.
This commercially combed top is processed in the UK from Bluefaced Leicester wool and Seacell. It is then hand-dyed by Emily C Gillies in her local Halifax studio using acid dyes.
You can use these fiber braids for spinning, wet felting, needle felting, or thrumming! You can also follow the gradient of colours already in the braid, or you can mix the colours up to create your own gradient/pattern. This fiber in particular would make for a beautiful fine and lustrous yarn due to the long staple length of the BFL wool.