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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, 01.04 PMby ashdesign

    Don’t have any pieces made of wool yet, but would like to in the future.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.03 PMby photodoll

    Wool is the kind of cloth I would love to work with, Sweater and tops and dress look so elegant in wool…But it also the fabric I can not wear or sew with. But i would love to win it and wear rubber gloves so I could make someone else a top or dress for one of my granddaughters… So cool .

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.01 PMby ifkagljifka

    i love to knitt, since i was sa child!i have a lot of clothes made out of wool!recently i crocheted a cap for this winnter! thank you sheeps for the wool! :*

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.43 PMby Natalshok

    I like to sew from wool-knitted fabrics – it’s much faster for me than to knit the garments

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.22 PMby earlyn

    I only had worn woolen jackets but I’m eager to expand my wardrobe with wool skirts and pants!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.18 PMby Rachel R

    I have used wool to make skirts and blankets. I recycle wool clothes into blankets by cutting them into 4-inch strips and saving them to later coordinate with other strips into blankets. They have a bohemian look to them and are oh so warm.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.14 PMby jessdunstan

    Love wool! Bought some amazing pieces on a recent trip to America which I plan to make into winter coats.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.02 PMby SoPark

    I love wool and am planning to make a coat after the holidays.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.33 AMby sarahcw

    I love wool! I make suits and coats and am always confident that they will come out right when I use wool. I would definitely say that wool is my favorite fabric to work with!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.31 AMby adriprints

    I love working with wool. I’ve felted wool, done some spinning with it, knitted with it, and sewn only small items, but… I long to make a sewn wool coat!!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.19 AMby renatap

    Wool for me is still a dream… Since I began sewing, I’ve never had the opportunity to work with wool because it’s quite expensive around here.. But i’d love to!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.54 AMby kallie

    I’ve never sewed wool fabrics, but I often knit and crochet wool.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.37 AMby marycr8on

    I have very little experience working with wool, but I wear a lot of wool fabrics. Living in Northern Minnesota, you learn that wool is very warm and keeps you comfortable in some of the coldest weather. My mother was a knitter and didn’t like to use anything other than wool. I have sweaters that she knit more than 30 years ago that I still wear.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.59 AMby karmologyclinic

    I have limited experience with wool, but I have some experience with wool blends. They are easy to sew and press. I have made vests, skirts and now I’m searching for a wool jersey to make a dress.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.41 AMby Jazmijntje

    I hate cold winters, so I wear a lot of wool to keep warm! I also like to look, it gives me a cosy feeling. I have not made anything out of wool yet, but a nice skirt or dress out of wool is defenitely in my top 3! I love knitting big chunky wool into big chunky scarves as well!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 09.09 AMby selma84

    O this fabric is sooo nice! We need wool here in Amsterdam. I’m making a woolen coat at this moment and I’m already in love with it….

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.44 AMby DesireesChoice

    I have never worked with wool. However in my top ten to-do list is a capelet based on a character from the tv show, Merlin (Gwen’s riding cape in season 4, episodes 8 &9).

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.41 AMby queenvanilla

    I like wool. It is nice to work with – if it’s not to thick. I have experience with stratchy wool however. I own a couple of cardigans I’ve had to line.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.32 AMby Sylvie1974

    Knitting a lot for the moment

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.30 AMby gabila

    My only experience with wool has been knitting.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.30 AMby Elizabeth Livingstone

    I love wool! So far I have only sewn a wool dress myself but I am seriously considering making my own winter coat… this fabric would make a beautiful one..

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.30 AMby pampereddebi

    When I was in High School I entered the “Make it with Wool” contest several times, even came out with some winners. I love wool and have made some wonderful things, my favorite was a heather tweed skirt and jacket.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.22 AMby victors

    My Christmas dress this year is made from a very soft red wool, its lovely to work with, plus its always going to keep you warm!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.15 AMby peaudane

    I made a wool coat this year and I love it!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.00 AMby sosewchange

    I would love to be able and try and work with this fabric. It really looks neat!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.40 AMby Danny Kugler

    Best experience was discovering the Pendleton Warehouse Store in Portland, buying lots of fabric and binding a San Miguel pattern for a blanket for my mom…..

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.58 AMby whiteelephant

    I’ve used wool several times, as it’s such a great fabric to work with, however my favorite experience with wool was when I made a plaid tailored jacket 3 years ago that I still wear every winter!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.58 AMby whiteelephant

    I’ve used wool several times, as it’s such a great fabric to work with, however my favorite experience with wool was when I made a plaid tailored jacket 3 years ago that I still wear every winter!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.41 AMby alexus1325

    I made a fulled wool cloak for Hallowe’en once. I didn’t want to freeze to death in my warrior woman costume, and considering how cooooold it was outside, it was perfectly adequate for the short periods I was outside! It lost a lot of fibres during the pre-shrink, but it shrank very consistently and it sewed up with no trouble at all :D

    I also recently made my first knitted socks with wool, and they’re WARM! And PINK! My MIL gave me two hand-knitted pairs, which inspired me to learn.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.40 AMby mosaicmaven

    I’ve mainly used wool for knitting. I also have stuffed pin cushions with roving.

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