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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 30, 2011, 05.30 PMby Catherine5

    Would love to make a bag!!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 05.02 AMby 1diane

    My husband wears Pendleton shirts

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    Dec 20, 2011, 12.51 AMby rochelle49

    I love wool to knit and crochet with. But Pendleton wool is absolutely fantastic! The quality and colors are hard to match elsewhere in the USA.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 10.01 PMby 1diane

    I have never sewn with wool, my Mother made all our quilts with wool. They kept us warm in winter. My husband wears Pendleton shirts in winter.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 06.01 PMby carmencitab

    It sews like butter and I am so lucky to have a thrift store nearby who regularly gets amazing English tweeds. I love wool!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 05.32 AMby leahfranqui

    I adore wool. I’ve never had a problem with it. I’ve made a few wool dresses and skirts and it always behaves beautifully.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 04.45 AMby sarsaparilla

    I’ve never used it before, but I’d love to try!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 03.22 AMby Christi Woglemuth

    I haven’t done anything with wool but I love how warm it is.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.20 AMby sparkledust1287

    i’d love to make a wool peacoat in the future!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.15 AMby adiel

    Wool is my absolute favorite fiber. I spin it, knit it, felt it, weave it, dye it, and sew with it…you name it! It’s hard wearing, insulates even when wet, and takes dye beautifully.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.01 AMby GeraldineRead

    My first project was a wool a-line skirt, & it was just divine to work with. I still wear that skirt too in the winter months! I

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.02 PMby roubidou

    i’ve upcycled some woolen sweaters.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.28 PMby raving

    I love wool. It’s an absolute must-have for winter. I would love to work with a wool crepe or flannel for sewing and in ready made I love a little (maybe a lot) of tweed.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.28 PMby oddduck

    I lurve me some wool! I knit with it, but I’ve never sewn with it, unless you count sewing some knit sleeves into a handknit sweater.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.09 PMby martinK

    beside silk, wool is the most elegant fabric. It is my favorit fasbric for all kinds of jackets and coats. Wool is a pleasur to wear!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.02 PMby serenityslr

    I normally knit with wool, but have sewn a doll outfit out of black wool to make a custom Phantom of the Opera doll. I rather enjoy working with some types, but others are itchy and uncomfortable even in my hands.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.52 PMby Shira B

    I don’t have a lot of experience :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.00 PMby omatic

    A mystery friend recently left a huge bag of pendleton selvage edge strips on my doorstep…I’ve been knitting the strips into warm wooly hats.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.45 PMby heiman5

    I enjoy sewing with wool and matching the plaids or pattern. It feels great when a sew a seam and turn it to look and it matches up perfectly!!! Love the Pendleton Wool, use it all the time in my projects, especially this type you are giving away, their blanekt weight wool. Love It! :0)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.29 PMby msc21

    I have never worked with wool, but received a request from my niece to make a jacket for her.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.22 PMby lnderrart

    I actually just made an amazing bright red high waisted pencil skirt for the holidays out of 100% wool suiting fabric! Love working with it.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.06 PMby megatron

    I love working with wool because of how it molds under steam. Its great to work with when you want a very structured look. It’s pretty easy to handle too. The only thing is it can get pretty pricey, but the nicer the fabric the better the quality, right?!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.06 PMby mashka

    I love working with wool felt, I particularly like that it makes for a fast project and I do not have to worry about raw edges raveling. I like wearing my warm wool pea coat, it’s warm and it breathes! I also like vintage wool skirts they are very comfortable and have a great drape and flow to them.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.03 PMby lindac

    I have not sewn much at all with wool, but I wear wool all winter. Wool sweaters, skirts, and pants. Even though I technically live in the south, we can have bitter winters because we have a lot of moisture in the air which makes the same temperature feel much colder than say further north. Wool feels so good! The only drawback I can see is that moths love wool too.


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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.00 PMby Stitchgirl78

    I love wool! It’s a very classic fabric. I prefer to have my wool garments lined. I also knit, and enjoy the look and feel of wool. Sewing or knitting – it’s all about natural fibers.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.57 PMby madrid64

    I love to work with wool yarn, which currently is the only experience I have. But i would love to learn felting!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.50 PMby vicsguy2009

    I’m anxious to make a new winter coat for my wife. It will be my first wool project!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.49 PMby nostephot

    I love wool. I find it fun, durable and easy to work with. thanks for a great giveaway!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.36 PMby mrempert

    Haven’t made anything with wool before, but I do like the look of wool coats.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.13 PMby pamelahenry

    It was a bit intimidating when I sew with good wool…I am so afraid I will make a mistake, however, the suits and skirts have always turned out beautifully. Currently, I have started felting wool into lovely purses…very fun!!

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