So, on a whim, I purchased a batt of Blue Face Leiscter wool with recycled Sari silk at the Tennessee Handspinners guild meeting a few months ago.
BFL is a long staple wool, around eight inches long. I’ve always heard it gets blended with other shorter staple length wools because the shorter wools tend to hold their shape better. Longer staples fibers become more ‘drapy’ and for some garments like a sweater, are not desiarable.
Slouch hats? Shawls? Yes, more desirable.
Here it is all spun up. I consciously spun this looser and in some places have more of a ‘thick and thin’ appearance. For my purposes, that is desirable.