Louet Leicester Carded Sliver Spinning Fiber

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This Leicester fiber felts beautifully and can be dyed or blended with mohair to achieve wonderful colors and textures. Sold in 1/2 pound bags.

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LOUETLeicester Carded Sliver Spinning Fiber
 
4.0

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4.0

Nice, shiny, beautiful to draft

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Pros

  • Bright White
  • Easy to draft
  • Shiny

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Heavy Sheep Smell

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Socks

Comments about LOUET Leicester Carded Sliver Spinning Fiber:

I am using this for Spinzilla 2014. It is a nice price for 8 oz of sliver which drafts beautifully, making this perfect for the novice spinner. Beautifully clean, but with a bit of VM and vibrant white color should make this a favorite for dying as this fiber has that lovely gleam that the Leicesters are famous for. It is NOT a soft fiber, but will make a sturdy yarn for hardwearing socks, hats, and gloves.
My one complaint about this is the sheepy smell of this fiber. It isn't noticeable in the dry fiber, but when I went to set my skein, it was, almost to the point of being offensive (it honked to high heaven!!!). I hope this will soon go away with subsequent washings

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