Targhee Wool Roving - Friendly Feeling 1 - 4.0 ounces

$13.00 USD

This roving is shades of orange, red, beige and green.

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.

We name our rovings based on the inspirations we get from the colors, drawing on nature, literature, mythology, geography, and our lives and travels. If you are curious about a particular name, you can always ask us for an explanation. We may sometimes repeat names, but that doesn’t mean that the rovings with the same names are directly related, only that they struck us the same way.

Our rovings 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.

Fiber: Targhee wool
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.0 oz, 113 g