Hand dyed (some people call it hand painted). Targhee combed top (called roving in subject line for search engines) .
The Bells of Saint John ooak (one of a kind)
For fun, all the Targhee from this ooak update have been titled from Doctor Who episode titles or Doctor Who related names, places and events. Enjoy!
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. This particular wool is 23/23.5 microns. Targhee is known for being very springy and bouncy (excellent elasticity) . Next to the skin soft and string enough for everyday wear. It takes dye very well creating rich full colors. Average staple length is 3 - 5 inches.
USA grown sheep
DYES: This combed top may retain some residual color from the dyeing process. Washing will not affect the level of color in your fiber. Since heavy metals are not used in these dyes some colors such as pink and turquoise may run slightly when washed. This is not a matter of too much dye being used. I recommend washing all hand dyed items separately.
WASHING: For washing this fiber please use room temperature water. Please do NOT agitate which can and will felt wool. You may use a wool wash if you wish. If water is warm at all please let cool to room temp before removing fiber.
PHOTOGRAPHS: All photographs have been done with a flash setting. Please note that flash does make silk sparkle and can lighten the photo. I have made adjustments through a photo edit service to have the best color accuracy. PLEASE NOTE - that I have NO control over the differences from color monitor to color monitor. Mine is calibrated for color but that is not going to make your monitor more accurate or the brightness of your lighting in your computer.
STORAGE: All fiber is braided and sealed in plastic. This is great for saving space and for easy transport. If you are going to store your fiber, store it loosely and allow it to breathe. Otherwise wool can compress and even felt if left sealed in plastic. It is best to store away from heat, sunlight, and moisture.
My business is in my pet friendly smoke free home. The dye studio and fiber rooms are pet free.