Silk / Bamboo / Targhee 10/10/80% Wool Roving - Cheeky Bird 2 - 4.0 ounces

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This roving is shades of yellow, orange, pink and beige.

This is a hand dyed wool roving, or more properly, combed top, for spinning and felting.

Targhee wool is spongy and somewhat elastic. The Targhee is a breed developed in the 1920’s by the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois Idaho. It’s a mix of Rambouillet, Lincoln, and Corriedale; later Columbia was added. It’s strong and blooms nicely. It is 23 microns diameter. The addition of the viscose bamboo and tussah silk adds a bit of slipperiness and sheen to the roving.

Our braids are dyed with fairly even distribution of colors. Photos are of each side of the coil, so you can see as much of the color as possible. These are the same rovings from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

We name our braids based on the inspirations we get from the colors, drawing on nature, literature, mythology, geography, and our lives and travels.  Braids with the same name numbered sequentially are a matched set that were dyed together, although they may have different weights and look slightly different in the photos.

Fiber: 80% Targhee wool / 10% tussah silk / 10% viscose bamboo
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.0 oz, 113 g