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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 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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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.21 PMby Elizabeth Jones

    I’d give this a go if I won…

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.17 PMby Tai B

    I’ve never worked with wool but I would like to.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.11 PMby dgporter

    Wool is SEW EASY, WEAR EASY, and KEEP EASY. My black Pendleton-wool cape is still going strong after 30 years, keeping its style, and shielding me from cold winter winds.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.00 PMby dintyma

    Living in New England my wife is cold for three quarters of the year and too hot for the other quarter. i think that making something extra warm out of this wool would help her be more comfortable for most of the year. I have always loved the Pendleton blankets.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.56 PMby Wendy Christie

    Well I grew up on a sheep farm and have always worn woolen jumpers (sweaters) and still do. I love wool it has such great qualities. I never consider buying a man made fabric it really can’t be replicated.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.56 PMby pink-cornelia

    I’ve just worked with wool once and it was a nice experience, pretty much when you think in cold seasons you think in wool. I like it but i don’t love to make the lining of the garments when you use wool.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.55 PMby Susan Bax

    I really enjoy working with wool. I have ordered wool blanket headers from Pendleton three times now. I use it to make wool / sheepskin moccasins. It’s a very inspiring fabric that leads one to become very creative – even if all you have are tiny pieces of it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.52 PMby marisee

    I Love wool, I am wearing a hand made wool sweater right now. My experience has been positive , being Vegan I was a little bit concern about animal abuse but I saw how happy the sheep were in Great Britain and Scotland and I wear it and use it in my designs with confidence. Thank you!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.51 PMby megabyte24

    Learnt how to knit of my grandmother, as I saw it as a very useful skill. Most recently I knitted a pink and green (My wife & I’s favorite colors) heart, with glow in the dark wool.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.41 PMby Romanssi

    havent work with wool much, but i love use it, its perfect for our could weather in finland :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.27 PMby lokicat

    I have yet to start working with wool, I love wearing it, so I think it might be my next project

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.21 PMby indigoeve

    I’ve never worked with wool. So far my enjoyment of it is limited to wool socks.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.21 PMby psychorat

    I knit and I have used wool fabrics before. I love the Feeling and the warmth of it . Also it gives the garments a comfortable and exklusive touch.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.21 PMby abandonedsock

    I’ve been making lots of wool dresses recently. maybe it’s time to attempt a coat?

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.20 PMby Podbod18

    wool is my favorite fabric, it is so versatile, available in so many different weights and fabric construction types. it shrinks to shape beautifully with a bit of steam and wears well. I also love knitting with real wool because it gives a quality end product.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.20 PMby Myste77

    I haven’t sewn any wool pieces yet, but have knitted wool socks. I love the warmth of wool sweaters, pants and skirts. The winters can get quite cold here in Utah and I treasure the wool clothing I already have. I look forward to sewing a new skirt or short jacket using wool fabric.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.13 PMby suntory

    I love making wool appliques because of the texture.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.55 PMby joyandsmiles

    I knit often, so I love the warmness and water-resistant qualities of wool.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.53 PMby Scrowe

    Ahhhh… Pendleton. I have an old Pendleton wool shirt that belonged to my father and it must be 50 years old.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.52 PMby blulagoo

    My first ever item that I made was a pair of trousers out of mens woollen suiting material, my mum worked in an Aquascutum factory (burberry) and was able to buy the fabric at discount price. The trousers were fantastic and I was about 11 – cost of fabric didn’t bother me, if my mum said it was ok to use I went ahead and cut it! The trousers had a lovely feel to them. I have also just started felting – what a fantastic, quick crafty thing to do. Try it!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.47 PMby sewmyway

    I love wool fabric. Its so warm and beautiful to touch. I have some in my stash to make a teal cape with— I just need to draft up a pattern.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.39 PMby captain-obvious

    I love working with wool. It looks great and it a breathable fabric.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.34 PMby littleharvey94

    It’s very minimal. I’ve done some felting, but that’s all. I’d love to get some more experience with it though!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.32 PMby elisabetsy

    I generally choose wool yarn for knitting and wool crepe is one of my favorite fabrics that I’ve worked with. I enjoy wearing wool jersey too. Hope to tackle a felting project one day. …

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.31 PMby libra-s

    Wool is easy to cut and easy to sew. I’ve made skirt, trousers, and jacket out of wool and they came out very chic.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.26 PMby daiseysleatherworks

    My latest wool projects include two blazers and currently I’m working on a winter coat. I love working with wool, and living in Michigan allows me to wear it often :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.24 PMby scootscoot

    I just started to sew with wool! I love all mothers wool garments and try and steal them every chance I get. I’ve had my eye on so many Pendleton fabrics and products as it gets colder Hopefully I can get my hands on some soon :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.21 PMby ziancabug

    I have sewn a couple of wool coats. Other than the thickness, wool is wonderful for sewing. I have a Pendleton coat, and I would love to make another one with that gorgeous fabric!

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