Raspberry Red - Wool Melton
Only 2.5m 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.
Composition: 100% All Wool
Width: 154cm / 60.6inch
Pattern repeat: N/A
This hard-wearing heavy woollen fabric is a felted melton fabric. These classics are super hardwearing, natural fibres and perfect for classic coats and so much more.
Raspberry Red boasts a solid rich pink/red hue the colour of ripe late summer raspberries. This warming hue is a refreshing change from the usual - wine/burgundy tones and has a softness of tone perfect for those who cannot wear bright red.
Raspberry Red has a dense, hard-wearing feel with a lightly brushed surface. Melton fabrics often are the same on the face and the reverse and this is no exception. This fabric is super stable and boasts a heavy drape quality. It will have excellent natural insulation properties perfect to keep the were warm and cosy and shrug off a light shower of rain.
The hard-wearing woollen feel makes this fabric best suited to outerwear garments and accessories: duffle coats, pea coats and historical garments and costumes spring to mind. To soften against the feel of the wool line this fabric with a silky soft lining from our Jewel Jacquard Collection.
Melton fabrics are super easy to use and they are less prone to fray. Create a simple unlined cardigan-style blanket coat. These satisfying makes are like comfort blankets you can wear. Create the cutest children's duffle coats with coordinating toggles, classic coats and capes, ladies' and men's Pea coats, blazers and '80s / '90s style overcoats. There are a plethora of patterns aimed at confident beginners and intermediate sewists for you to choose from.
We love The Avid Seamstress - The Coat, Thrifty Stitcher's Dawson Coatigan and Paper cut Pattern's Sapporo Coat to name just a few. If you want a quick make, take advantage of the low fray qualities of melton and felted type wools and create waterfall front coatigans with simple belt closures. These are really easy to make and are excellent for layering as are simple gilet styles and classic waistcoats like our Pattern Stash - Jemima Waistcoat
Structured bags, holdalls, storage cubes, footstools and other utility-like storage ideas. This dense woollen will make excellent draught-proofing, insulation fabric used to line door curtains, create draught excluders, doorstops etc.
Although I am happy with the quality of the fabric, the color is slightly maroon not raspberry gorgeous red like in the picture
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!