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Heart of Huddersfield 2020

Thistledown Marl

Thistledown Marl fabrics form the second collection of Heart of Huddersfield. They are a collection of 12 semi-solid coloured fabrics takes its name from the soft fluffy seed heads of thistles. Commonly seen as a weed growing on open scrubby pastureland, but forming an important part of the landscape.

They were created after having identified a gap in the existing Heart of Huddersfield range, there was a specific focus on the handle of Thistledown Marl, with a need for a softer and more drapey woollen that would be ideal for creating less structured styles, and fill the gaps left from last year’s most popular wools. Think of all your favourite go-to garments: cardigans, coatigans and easy pop-on pullovers; the garments that go with everything and how they feel, move and handle.

Thistledown Marl is a fabulous alternative to a knitted fabric because it has a similar texture to a finely knitted woollen garment, just without the stretch, making it much easier to handle. The horizontal rows of fluffy textured bobbles and slubs (created by the bouclé yarn) give a pleasing cosy look and feel. Those tiny raised details will trap warm air next to the body to keep you warm.

Legacy Thistledown Marl Fabrics

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Thistledown Marl

Read The Thistledown Marl Blog:

Announcement 2020: What & Where?

So what is it? And where is it coming from? We have been teasing a big announcement for the past few weeks. Now it is time for the big reveal!

Why? Heart of Huddersfield Pre-Launch Reveal

Over recent years Fabworks has been fortunate enough to be able to source beautiful and colourful woollen fabrics of the highest quality....

More Reveals: All Heart of Huddersfield 2020 Details

Autumn winter sewing plans are creeping into our thoughts… so it’s time to re-visit our wonderful all wool Heart of Huddersfield range

One Week Until HoH Launch!

Save The Date!
We give you all the details of the big launch!

Thistledown Marl as a Cocoon Jacket

Heart of Huddersfield's Thistledown Marl plus the Cocoon Jacket sewing pattern, equals a perfect afternoon sewing session!

The Swing Jacket Using Dried Sage

This easy-to-follow pattern is rated as 2 stars out of 5 for difficulty and can easily be made in the space of an afternoon.