Little Grey Cells - Cosy Blend Flannel
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: 70% Virgin Wool 30% Polyester
Width: 154cm / 60.6inch
Pattern repeat: N/A
Little Grey Cells - Cosy Blend Flannel is suitable for a wide range of seriously smart or smart/casual clothing - depending on the patterns and styles you choose to create, and has a designer pedigree. Originally made by Italian craftsmen, for the same designer as our SOS collection. Equally stunning and perfect for cross-seasonal wear.
Versatile multi-tonal monotone hues are predominant throughout this first-rate Italian woven wool-blend flannel. Woven in a flat weave from fabulously soft and lightly brushed yarns to create the mottled appearance of tiny cell-like structures.
The combination of soft grey and black yarns produces an all-over dark grey tone. Little Grey Cells boasts a dense (lightly felted) feel with a stable handle and delicious drape, that will keep you cosy and comfortable while helping you to maintain an air of relaxed sophistication.
This classic wool-blend flannel's wonderful soft drape quality is perfect for ladies and gents clothing and has a tweed vibe perfect for retro styles - think Peaky Blinders and literary characters such as Sherlock Holmes and Marple. A great all-rounder to put to use for a host of classic sewing projects.
Tailors rejoice; Little Grey Cells is a tailoring classic – perfect for jackets, full pleated trousers (paper bag styles) like our The Pattern Stash's Cordelia Trousers pattern and matching waistcoats such as The Pattern Stash's Jemima Waistcoat.
Update this classic and create sports luxe styles; bomber and Harrington style jackets with gleaming zips and stud details, create cosy utility-style over-shirts or blouson jackets with a retro vibe.
For feminine styles Little Grey Cells is ideal for most skirt styles, pinafore dresses, shift dresses and dresses which require a good drape quality. Merchant and Mills The Trapeze & The Rugby are superb dress patterns that will look and feel fabulous made in this divine wool flannel.
It is excellent for layering with roll-neck sweaters. This fabric is also perfect for hats, flat and baker boy caps, bags and crafts etc. Team your Little Grey Cells makes with one of our SOS Collection fabrics perfect for lining your jackets, skirts etc and for statement waistcoat backs.
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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!