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Welcome to Day 15 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win two yards of the exclusive Ochoco Sunrise Fabric from Pendleton! Along with coordinating Wool Felt Binding, and your own Pendleton Hand-Tailored Label to sew into your garment, bag, or whatever you choose to create. Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Friday, December 16th to be entered to win!

This fabric is only available at the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store in Portland, Oregon. All of our fabric is still woven right here in the beautiful Northwest and Pendleton carries the largest selection of wool fabric in the known universe.

While wool is a great all-season fabric, it is most popular during the colder months! Did you know that wool naturally repels moisture, is fire retardant and is naturally non-allergenic? Wool is also easy to care for, stains usually lift right off because the fiber is easy to brush. Wool is making a comeback and crafters of all kinds are finding wool to be a very forgiving fabric to sew with. See our blog or follow us on facebook for more wool products, patterns and project ideas. You can also see our fabric beautifully showcased in the new BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook!

Comment to Win: What is your experience working with, wearing or otherwise enjoying wool?


This giveaway is sponsored by Pendleton

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/19/11] – Congratulations to member cucperson for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 15!


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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.04 AMby capncornbread

    I enjoy thick wool jackets, sweaters and socks, and I would love to have a chance at working with wool, though I haven’t yet.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.57 AMby sonya235

    I love everything about wool.. I made a mohair scarf a few years ago, and I love to layer wool shirts and sweaters in my day-to-day outfits.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.56 AMby ernielajr

    I have never worked with wool. I understand it’s easy to sew and would love to learn to work with a new fabric.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.52 AMby dmaree

    Lovely design. Would love to have my first try working with wool

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.44 AMby lizro

    I have made mittens and hats out of recycled wool sweaters. Since those are knits, it is easy to cut and sew without unraveling!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.43 AMby arwencayton

    I am a Civil Ware renactor so we wear wool all the time, I knit now so I have wool scarves and getting better with hats. Love wool in the winter. Now I’m learning to felt so I get to play with wool another way.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.42 AMby jocel

    I love working with wool, wearing wool and anything else that has to do with wool

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.29 AMby peggf

    I wear wool all winter. My socks always have some wool to keep my feet toasty. I haven’t sewn with wool for a long time but am hoping to sew a wool coat this winter.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.19 AMby nopushover

    I have had no experience working with wool, but am hoping to change that this winter.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.16 AMby baileychrist

    I love to mix wool with soft fabrics like chiffon or satin. The juxtaposition of the textures make me very happy. I also love to layer it during the winter. It adds a wonderful layer to protect from the wind and weather.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.13 AMby catran

    I love the softness of wool yarn. I always consider it for every project i start.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.09 AMby Jkabana

    I live in Chicago, right now I also live in wool. To date I have yet to sew with it, hopefully this is the year I start!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.59 AMby tbaraconi

    What is not to love about wool? From yarn crafts to sewing projects wool is fabulous. 100% wool can repel water, great for baby nappies. And for clothes what can be better than sewing a skirt or dress that only needs to be sponged off and occasionally dry cleaned?

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.58 AMby nani

    I love that it can be versatile! I personally never worked with it, but I would love to start! I’d love to do a winter jacket :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.58 AMby Lea Bishop

    I have never sewn with wool but I want to!!!! I would like to make a nice skirt and when I am a better seamstress a matching jacket. If I ever have another baby I would make some high quality diaper covers for which wool is the best!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.53 AMby Cynthia Froman

    I adore wool in the wintertime. Sweater, coats, skirts and most beloved are my wool socks

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.52 AMby Mariana Ascencio

    I really like working with wool, it’s natural, and there are many ways to wear it.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.51 AMby williwilli44

    Wool is the perfect fabric-warm, soft, and easily shaped while sewing. Not only is it beautiful today, but if cared for it becomes a special heirloom. I have a wool Pendleton blanket that was my Grandmother’s and must be at least 65 years old.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.27 AMby denred

    I never used to be much of a fan for wool until I started weaving and spinning. Wool breathes, wears well, and has so much character. One of my favourite wool garments is a printed square headscarf from WWII which came from my British grandmother. The printed images and script lettering on it speak about the war effort and keeping up one’s morale. It is quite a piece of history. My ultimate goal, on day, is to spin and weave vintage style wool yardage for skirts, vests and jackets.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.27 AMby girlsinitaly

    I love working with wool. There is no other fabric that is as amazing as wool for making class A suits and coats. So far I have had a chance to make 3 coats and 2 skirt suits out of different weights of wool. It was way easier with wool fabric than it is with other kinds.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.15 AMby Deborah Rupp

    Back in the early 70s, I worked in a fabric store that sold Pendleton and Amana wool. I remember that Pendleton was $6.95 a yard. Since I was only making minium wage of $1.60 an hour, I mostly bought remnants. I did splurge once and bought enough pink and brown plaid yardage to make a skirt and vest. When visiting my daughter in Portland a couple of years ago I purchased some remnants and made a couple of pillows. I forgot what a pleasurel it was to sew with wool fabric! I have since made a couple of purses and am collecting remnants to make a quilted throw.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.09 AMby anothersewingmama

    I have used wool to sew baby blankets, hats and pants. I love wool.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.08 AMby dobleufa

    I love working with wool. Such a great and noble material.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.00 AMby Shannon Kramp

    My only experience with sewing wool is at my day job, I worked on a wool blend curtain. I actually just bought some lightweight wool to make a dress out of. Being from Buffalo, NY I have a wide selection of wool coats. :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.59 PMby KathfromOz

    Growing up with sheep on our property, you could say I’ve handled wool from the ground up. Shearing and lambing times were just the best, to us kids anyway. We loved watching the shearers, jumping the wool down in the press, playing on the bales of wool and the shearing shed smell. At lambing time, Mum always had a string of un-mothered or sick lambs to attend to but we loved the handling and petting. As we got older and did our own sewing we haunted the woollen mill in town for remnants and specials. For our cold winters, wool was the natural choice. Today, 30yrs later and in a warmer area, I still love to have a couple of woollen skirts and coats for winter. I love the texture, the moulding and draping qualities, and of course, the cosy warmth. Why have 2 layers when one will do.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.57 PMby Kathryn Gorman-Lovelady

    I love Pendleton woolens. I have a special Anishnabek blanket that I use for ceremonies when I do weddings, baby naming, and funerals. I would love this fabric to make a lovely additional piece of my regalia for doing those ceremonies – perhaps a fringed jacket. I think this is just an amazing contest.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.46 PMby Seeks Corey

    I love the smell of wool. I haven’t sewn with it yet, though the word is that it can be great. Super toasty and reliably good.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.23 PMby Sarah Evans

    Nice and warm with a homey texture. :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.23 PMby dol

    Wool is perfect for the winter. Wool fabric is perfect to make jackets and coats (I plan to make one) but also embellishments. Woolfelt is perfect, id doesn’t fray. And of course wool is nice to knit. But real wool (not blended with synthetic fiber) tends to be expensive.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.23 PMby Angie Telford

    I am a huge fan of Pendleton and have been very busy the last month making Christmas tree skirts, stockings and pillows with Pendleton Wools accenting my custom Sun Valley Toile fabric. Wool is a really fun fabric to work with. Very easy to cut and sew. It adds a richness to projects and apparal items like no other fabric. As a child in Colorado I had a grandma who wore Pendleton jackets and shirts all the time. I loved that wool then and love it even more today. A classic.

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