Mountain Colors' Targhee Bamboo Silk roving is a blend of 80% Targhee, 10% of Bamboo, and 10% Silk. It is hand dyed in the same colorways as their other spinning fiber, which is a variety of colorways inspired by the Rocky Mountain West. The fiber is not carded after dyeing, so the colors remain distinct from one another rather than blended, and since the bamboo and silk do not pick up the protein dyes they are left white and glistening, floating through the Targhee.
The Targhee breed was developed by the U. S. Deptartment of Agriculture to thrive in the arid rangelands of Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota. The wool is fine, dense, and lofty, with a short staple of 3-4 1/4 inches. The fiber has a diameter of 58-64s or 27-22 microns. It has definite crimp but little luster. Mountain Colors, located in Montana.
Because of the loft and elasticity of Targhee, it is often used in garment fabrics, where it holds its shape and resists creases. While it doesn't felt as fast as Merino, it does felt well, and is an excellent choice for wearables such as hats and scarves. Because of the short staple, it is not suitable for high-wear items such as carpets, as the fibers will pill over time. In blends, Targhee can add loft and elasticity to fibers that lack them.
Mountain Colors Targhee Roving is packaged in 4 ounce bundles.
This fiber is eligible for quantity discounts!
- 10% at $125
- 15% at $225
- 20% at $325
Discounts are based on the total value of the order. Non-fiber items (tools, books, DVDs, etc.) can contribute to the total but do not themselves receive a discount.