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Heart of Huddersfield 2020:

Thistledown Marl

Dried Sage - Thistledown Marl

per half metre
Fabric Code: A2b37 (A2c48)

Only 1.5m of this product left in stock

Price is per HALF metre. 1 unit = 0.5metres. For 1.5metres, add 3 units.

All cut length orders are sent as one continuous length.

This unique woollen fabric is part of the Heart of Huddersfield Thistledown Marl collection for A/W 2020.
Only available whilst stocks last.
Introducing Thistledown Marl:

Thistledown Marl, is the second collection of fabrics from our Fabworks’ exclusive Heart of Huddersfield bespoke wool fabric range. A gorgeous, semi-solid, bespoke woollen fabric made up ‘ere int’ mills by Yorkshire folk!

With its name taken from the soft fluffy seed heads of thistles, Thistledown Marl has an almost feathery appearance; featuring a lightly textured and fluffy handle that is not at all dense or stiff. Thistledown Marl is like a demi-bouclé. The fabric itself has a flat weave, woven using a combination of fine multi-tonal yarns; of light and dark grey on both the warp and weft. This creates a subtle yet noticeable grey marled undertone. The weft has an additional bouclé yarn, adding characteristic curls to both the face and reverse sides and helping to create a lovely brushed and tufted feel. These tiny tufts and slubs are not the sort to catch and pull, either. Pretty and still practical!

Designed to coordinate and complement previous Heart of Huddersfield wools, Thistledown Marl also uses a marled yarn (just like 2019’s HOH: HerringbonesMarled Meltons & Birdseyes) giving unique subtle marl detailing for a quirky and bespoke look. When it comes to sewing, there are a whole host of fabulous suggestions for teaming Thistledown Marl with other coordinating HoH wools. See our Thistledown Marl Overview page for all the info!


Weight: Medium

GSM: 336

Composition: 100% Wool

Width:  158cm / 62inch

Made in Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Colour Detailing:

Dusty marled grey undertones sit with the superb sage green to make up the overall hue of Dried Sage - Thistledown Marl (like its aromatic herbal namesake). As if ready for the Yuletide fare, the harvested dried sage is muted (but by no means faded) and has a verdant and wholesome style, with the marled grey undertones adding interest and depth to the fabric’s aesthetic.

Coordinating Colours:

Dried Sage sits perfectly alongside its herb garden counterpart; Lavender Sachet, the green and lilac tones are just heavenly together.

Use this winning colour alongside the other Thistledown Marl wools for stylish attire or cosy soft furnishings for your A/W interiors theme.


A reassuring and cosy medium-heavy drape quality makes this woollen ideal for a wardrobe full of practical garments. Thistledown Marl is a closely woven, mediumweight, all wool fabric and of course, it has a super stable handle with a natural ease across the bias. Use for unstructured styles such as cardis & coatigans, unlined capes, and loose pullovers. If you are on the hunt for a semi structured number peruse the jacket, waistcoat, coat, skirt, and dress pattern recommendations, and for some very selfish sewing there is even a special handbag pattern stocked & supplied by Fabworks, as well as plenty of other accessory recommendations too. Is it too early to start making Christmas presents yet?


Looking for haberdashery to coordinate with your fabric? Click here for our trims, haberdashery & other sewing essentials!

Read our Blog by Fabric Expert Dawn: The Swing Jacket Using Dried Sage Thistledown Marl

Read our Blog by Pattern Stash Creator Chloe: Thistledown Marl as a Cocoon Jacket

Try before you buy:

If you'd like to purchase a sample of this fabric, please use the selector above & select the option: Sample.

Thistledown Marl

Unique Demi-Boucle weave

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