Targhee is a domestically grown wool that is processed in the United States. The Targhee breed was developed at the Experimental Sheep Station in Dubois, Idaho in the mid 1900’s. The foundation stock were ewes of Rambouillet, Corriedale, and Lincoln bloodlines bred back to Rambouillet rams.
Lofty, elastic Targhee yarns are ideal for cozy, soft and resilient fabrics that feel luxurious and wear extremely well. Targhee will also felt extremely well.
- Breed: Targhee
- Weight: 8 oz.
- Staple Length: 3 - 5 inches
- Micron Average: 21 - 28
I'm not a very experienced spinner, so it took me a little while to get used this wool, because it's quite different from the alpaca I've been working with lately, but I'm so happy with it! It's the softest stuff, but with straight fiber that drafts like a dream. I've achieved my most even spun single with it, and the finished yarn is also wonderfully soft, very smooth to the touch. The wool is so clean and perfect that if it weren't for the extremely rare tiny bit of vm, I would swear it had never touched a sheep. This is my new favorite breed, and my new favorite fiber supplier!