View Full Version : opinions on targhee wool

03-08-2008, 06:27 AM
i just won 2 pounds of Raw Targhee on ebay

during my search to make sure i was getting a good price i saw that this was supposed to be a very nice soft wool.. but i've never felt it before so i have no idea!

anyone used this kind of wool before? what's it like?


03-09-2008, 03:08 AM
easy to spin, soft enough to wear next to skin.
I'd spin it again myself....

03-11-2008, 06:26 PM
sounds good, thanks!

03-12-2008, 08:48 AM
A quick reference for various sheep breeds can be found at

I recommend you get the book: "In Sheep's Clothing: A Handspinner's Guide to Wool" by Nola & Jan Fournier.

Have you worked with raw fleece before?

03-12-2008, 07:51 PM
thanks for the book rec.

i actually got it today and have a little bit soaking right now if it works out well i'll be doing more tonight and probably posting about it over in the washing fleece thread

i haven't worked with raw fleece before but i have more coming already!

a couple pounds of a lincolin-finn cross and some raw alpaca

i also got a business card from someone to possibly get some mixed color llama fleece

so i'll be learning pretty quickly!