Solono County Wool natural dye yarn bundle (6)
Solono County Wool natural dye yarn bundle (6)
Solono County Wool natural dye yarn bundle (6)

Solono County Wool natural dye yarn bundle (6)

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5 skeins at 2 ounces each of naturally dyed yarn: Weeping Willow, yellower Weeping Willow 2, Hollyhock, Dahlia, Black Walnut 3, and 1 skein of natural white wool with the description below:

"Exclusive! Locally grown wool yarn from the Timm Ranch in Solano County, California. Our 2019 Timm Ranch yarn is a beautiful creamy white 2-ply sport weight yarn. I selected 220 pounds of the finest wool on the Timm’s shearing day. I skirted fleeces and shipped the wool to Mountain Meadow Wool in Wyoming where it was scoured, carded, and spun. There is a minor amount of vegetable matter in the yarn because Mountain Meadow does not use any chemical process to remove it. 

Each skein is a bit over 2 ounces with approximately 199 yards. I sett this yarn at 8 epi for weaving projects. I’ll report back with knitting info but my guess is that Size 5 needles will be just about right.

Story of the Timm Ranch:
The Timm Ranch is located north of Vacaville on the east side of the Vaca Mountains. Susan Timm’s grandfather bought the ranch in the early 1900s and, although much of the ranch is leased to a cattle rancher, Susan runs about 85 ewes there. Susan’s father started with Targhee sheep and then added Polypay and Rambouillet rams to the flock. Susan’s sheep are descendants of this blend of breeds and produce fine, soft wool.  The clip from three years ago tested at 21.4 microns.

Skeins are a little over 2 ounces, approximately 199 yards."