Dreams of Sheep - Heavy Duffle Coating
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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.
Dream of Sheep - Heavy Duffle Coating is the perfect reassuringly warming, woollen fabric to beat the winter chills and fuel increases.
Dream of Sheep is woven with 100% natural wool yarns. This gentle cream hue has a cosy and comforting look and feel, the ideal anecdote to the dreary grey hues of winter.
This heavyweight and closely woven wool fabric has a fluffy and felted, blanket-like hand that is perfect for protecting against the elements. Stable and extremely hard-wearing, wool duffle coating naturally repels water to keep you dry and warm. With a heavy weight and accompanying drape quality, this fabric feels like a protective hug. Envelope yourself in this quality woollen and dream of sheep!
Traditional Duffle coats are of course the perfect garment to make from this sturdy fabric, and the blank canvas, winter-white background allows plenty of room for creative freedom, allowing one to embellish with folk style embroidery or needle felting like the Polish frock coats from around 1850, these were predecessors of the duffle coat with toggles and hood. Get creative and add ethnic embroidered trims for instant results and a unique style to be proud of.
"Did you know this coarse, thick woollen fabric takes its name from the traditional Duffel Coat, which takes its name from the town of Duffel in the province of Antwerp in Belgium where the original Duffel fabric was made? Field Marshall Montgomery created an iconic style of wearing the duffel throughout his WW2 campaigns."
This heavy fabric is also ideal for donkey jacket styles with leather or PU yokes. Team your garments up with aged leather, oilcloth or PU for a superb combination.
Hard-wearing shacket jackets made up in Dream of Sheep will team up perfectly with country tweeds as well as your staple denim pieces.
Historical costume makers and reenactors, this iconic fabric is perfect for a profusion of hard-wearing costumes!
If clothes making isn't your forte, use Dream of Sheep for upholstery and soft furnishing projects such as rustic seat pads, boxed cushions and footstools.
You could also appliqué with checked country tweeds and leathers for a very rural/gentlemen's club vibe! Combine with red and cream woollens for a rustic French Alps interiors scheme.
Blankets and throws are of course a must-have to be made in this excellent fabric - add some luxurious satin ribbon binding to the cut edges or perhaps some super classic Liberty lawn for rendering a homespun cosiness sure to become family heirlooms.
Combine the other colour choice of Black Bright Sheep
NB the heavy nap may be prone to pilling - Samples are advised.
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 154cm / 60.6inch
Pattern repeat: N/A
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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!