1.13.2010

Targhee



I bought this 1/2 lb of Targhee top on Etsy from jamielyncohoon, not really knowing what it was. I got it in the mail this morning and I am in love. So I looked it up. It only got better.

Targhee is a very young breed of sheep named for the area it was bred in near Dubois, Idaho at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station.  It was a cross between Lincoln, Ramboullet and Corriedale sheep.  The sample I am holding in my hand is a long staple, super soft, moderately crimped fiber that I imagine feels like a cloud next to the skin.  I am so excited to spin this up, maybe blended with some tencel fiber I have standing by at home for some excellent drape.

Nice work Idaho!

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