Calm Before The Storm - Ombré Wool 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.
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 156cm / 61.4 inch
Pattern repeat: N/A
This quirky all-wool melton has a wonderful artisan ombré-dyed look. Those who appreciate artistic and unique styles will find this fabric truly inspiring.
Calm Before The Storm - Ombré Melton boasts a calming and grounding seascape-inspired palette that conjures up images of tidal flats on long sweeping Northern beaches. The dark wet sand hues and moody denim-hued sea blue topped by watery grey-blue tones of the sky roll out in muted striations before one's eyes. The shallow lying puddles catch the light and reflect the images back again.
Calm Before The Storm boasts the characteristic hand of a closely felted woollen with a lightly brushed cosy surface. This unique melton is stable width-wise and lengthwise with a reassuringly comforting drape quality - perfect for enveloping oneself. Melton fabrics are super easy to use and they are less prone to fraying.
Create a simple unlined cardigan-style blanket coat. This 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, Sew Different's - Cocoon Coat, Thrifty Stitcher's Dawson Coatigan and Papercut 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.
Use to create matching accessories; hats, caps, scarves and fabulous bags!
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!