Holme Red Ochre - Yorkshire Melton
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.
Holme Red Ochre - Yorkshire Melton was produced by the same experts and processes used to create our exclusive Heart of Huddersfield wool range. This superb melton is not exclusive.
Holme Red Ochre is 100% wool is created by weaving a natural yarn on both the warp and weft. The fabric is then fulled (one of the processes used in creating melton) to give that felt-like finish. The melton is then piece-dyed to this unique red, creating this red iron ochre colour, very traditional with a rustic style. Inspired by the ancient iron oxide deposits once mined around Huddersfield. Red ochre has been used since man first decided to embellish and create art.
This closely woven and felted fabric has a brushed surface that produces a soft handle. Made from 100% wool, our first-rate Holme Red Ochre is stable both width and lengthways and boasts a soft, drapey, medium/heavyweight handle too.
Meltons are versatile felted fabrics with hardly any fraying to the cut edges and have the same appearance on both sides. The fabric is traditionally used for coats, jackets, waistcoats and many historical and costume applications as well as capes and stylish wraps. This gloriously rich autumnal ancient red hue is perfect teamed with our Yorkshire Tweeds. Bloodline Red - Yorkshire Tweed has similar rustic red tones and epitomises country style.
They also make an ideal base for 2-D needle felted projects which can be made into bags, cushions and wall hangings, etc. Holme Red Ochre - is also ideal for blankets & throws. Why not personalise yours with needle felting or applique or team with your off-cuts of Yorkshire Tweed fabrics for a wonderful combination.
Weight: Medium / Heavy
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 144cm / 56.6 inch
Pattern repeat: N/A
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Beautiful colour, feels sturdy, another lovely wool from Fabworks!
Great quality material, affordable too.
Why choose wool fabric? Benefits of sewing with Wool! 🐑
We love wonderful wool! Why? Because it looks beautiful, well yes but did you know wool has a series of superpowers that make it the most incredible natural fibre, suitable for more garment suggestions and sewing inspiration than possibly any other?
Wool has a unique naturally crimped 3D structure which attributes to some brilliant properties & makes it a great fabric to wear throughout all the seasons.
Naturally Breathable: This amazing 3D crimped structure promotes air circulation allowing air to pass through the fabric, allowing for circulation and ventilation for your skin to breathe, keeping you cool.
Shower Resistant: Sheep naturally produce a waxy substance called lanolin. As sheep live outdoors, this naturally occurring wax helps to protect sheep from the elements, naturally shedding water & keeping them dry. This same property is retained within the wool fibres when spun into yarn.
Moisture Absorbing: The moisture-retentive superpowers of wool! It’s hydrophilic core gives wool the ability to wick away moisture keeping you dry and comfortable – this possibly one of our favourite properties because you can stay fresh when wearing wool, from autumn right through to spring!