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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, 04.04 PMby nouvellegamine

    i haven’t worked with it yet. i have a wool jacket that i love & has been my cold weather go-to jacket for years.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.01 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    Wool is an amazing fabric to work with. I have made hats, scarves, pants and jackets. I recently purchased a lightweight wool and I am looking forward to making myself a dressy cape from a Burda Style pattern. Pendleton Wools are incredible and I would LOVE to have some.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.00 PMby foursquarewalls

    I have yet to work with it, but I have some in my stash, ready to go for a jacket and skirt. I’ll have to do some research first, though.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.57 PMby sewenggirl88

    It’s so hard to find 100% wool were I live, so I’ve only had experience with blends, but even the blends are warm and great coats and winter skirts!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.57 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I had my heart set on making myself a black wool skirt while in university (it is the only sewing I remember doing back during my uni days). I got some beautiful black wool but picked a horrid pattern. The skirt was far too long and shapeless and made me look like a hutterite (sorry to hutterites everywhere). It has sat in my closet for years and I now plan to take it apart and see what else I can do with the fabric.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.55 PMby rstott82

    I’ve never worked with wool before. I have a cape pattern in my stash that I’ve been waiting to try out but I haven’t had the courage yet to dig in.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.54 PMby lwollmershauser

    As a knitter, I dearly love all things wool, but especially socks. During the winter months, my feet are rarely without some wooly goodness! I’m a beginning sewist and have yet to work with wool, but I’m excited at the thought of trying with such a lovely piece!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.54 PMby insuregirl

    I’ve never worked with wool before, I would love to learn!!!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.49 PMby espinita

    Working with wool is so exciting and the garments look so beautiful and luxurious. I have made pants, jackets and skirts for me and my clients and always is a success. I would like to try making blankets.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.48 PMby netmyda

    I love wearing wool with warm colors. I made a cape from Burda January 2010 #114 and it turned out really well! :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.48 PMby stefilu

    If I win this, it will be my first experience of working with wool

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.46 PMby mixtlii

    I like working with wool, it’s a rather nice fabric to work with. But with the mediterranean climate around here, I don’t wear wool wlothes much… Except for coats! I’m planning on making one, as soon as my christmas dress is finished!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.46 PMby G-A-

    I love wool fabrics. I have made a skirt and a dress from beautiful ivory wool crepe (raveled crazily, though) and have in my stash some wool jersey (so soft and lovely drape), teal wool twill, red wool crepe, and other wool suitings. I love working with it for tailored dresses, winter skirts and trouser. I always line or underline wool to remove the (sometimes) itchy feeling and add extra warmth. I won’t for the wool jersey.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.43 PMby heidilea

    I love wool. I have a hard time finding bolts of it around here in Ithaca, but the local sewing thrift store usually has some interesting pieces that people have donated. The wool shelf is usually the first place I go, even in the summer. I have garments that I have made for 18th century living history that keep me comfortable and warm while modernly dressed folks are shivering. I’ve never had a problem sewing wool, it doesn’t slide or shift and I love it!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.43 PMby corarae

    I love working with wool! I have made a few pieces (pants & outerwear) which I love. The only complaint I have is that it’s impossible to press!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.40 PMby Nutpen

    I have worked with a lot of wool. I have worked with naturally dyed wool-fabrics to make undergarments for winter, I have felted bags and accessories, which have been a great experience. It doesn’t smell that great, but the outcome is beautiful. Other than that I have worked with wool in garments for myself, but only for the outer layers, since I am no good at wearing them close to my skin.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.38 PMby barbaraadler

    Wool is synonymous with fall to winter styles for me. I’ve yet to work with it, but get excited whenever I pull out my wool coats and skirts for the season.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.37 PMby goldilox

    Because of where I live (Caribbean) wool doesn’t get much wear but I did work with it in my tailoring class and it is absolutely good for traditionally tailored clothes. It hid the hand stitches well, i just don’t like the itch factor. It also molds like a dream

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.35 PMby Roesays

    I love wool blankets but have never made one.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.34 PMby Mimipaulusma

    I love wearing wool, the only fabric that keeps me warm in wintertimes. But I hardly work with wool due to the high prices. Not so long ago I did found a beatiful wool fabric which I could afford in a second hand store. I’m very eager to work with it, I only have to find the perfect pattern. When its done I’m certain that i have a piece that will stay good for a very long time.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.34 PMby kdschafer

    It’s been a long time since I worked with wool, but I love wearing it. The pressing was always the biggest challenge when sewing with wool. My husband has 2 old Pendleton blankets that are very beat up, but he can’t give them up. I’ve been trying to get him to let me felt them and use them for pillows. They would look wonderful on our overstuffed denim sofa!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.32 PMby wildfire

    I have worked with wool for full cloaks for period clothing, hats as well as for felting for mittens and flower trims. I love it!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.30 PMby boppygreen

    I have an antique wool army blanket that I adore. It is my wintertime bedroom curtain; it really blocks out the cold air. My favorite wool clothing item is a pair of wool and lycra blend yoga pants. They are very comfortable and they breathe!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.29 PMby alissaslagle

    I’ve yet to work with wool! Ready to give it a try though.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.26 PMby SewSunshine

    Wool is so versatle! I use it in garments, bags and some of them felted.

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