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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, 05.38 AMby Cheryl Henderson

    My experience working with wool includes several blazers and a skirt suit.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.33 AMby saxysarah

    Most of the time when I am working with wool I am knitting with it, I don’t think I’ve ever sewed with it before but there is a first time for everything!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.32 AMby mad14kt

    Wool skirts is so FASHIONABLE!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.26 AMby breona

    One of my early projects in wool was a sage/grey wool pant suit for my senior project in high school on the history of women’s suits. I’m in my early thirties now, but I still wear it to job interviews and it seems to be good luck! Perhaps it is a contrast to the vintage Pendleton jacket from the 40s I tromped around the woods in at the same age, wore through the elbows and is currently in my mending basket for future reincarnation. My favorite project, though, is a wool a-line skirt. With kick-pleat or without, heavy or light weight, patterned, plaid or plain. There is nothing like the drape of a wool or its luxurious feel and this simple shape becomes the fabric — and the wearer.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.20 AMby dozaline

    Love Pendleton! Love wool! Won the Washington State Make-It-With-Wool competition last year with an outfit I made from Pendleton Wool!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.15 AMby sheilabourdeau

    I have never worked with wool, however I own a few Pendleton pieces passed down from my Mom. This specific fabric is lovely and inspiring. I see an easy feeling coat with a quarter length dolman sleeve, large buttons, maybe use a hand sewn blanket stitch to finish edges and button holes, no collar, big pockets finished with a blanket stitch, coat length would be just above the knee……pull out the long leather gloves and every now and then belt it! Would be perfect with jeans or a maxi skirt. Luv it!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 05.13 AMby mayinaposada

    Last year I made a beautiful skirt for my daughter from a Pendleton beautiful skirt that used to wear my mother in law fifty years ago. Good things are good things.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.52 AMby befadee

    I only have experience wearing it so far, and I love it! I practically live in my thrifted pendleton button ups all winter long :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.46 AMby Linda Thompson

    Not sure if my first one took…I have not sewn very much with wool fabric…except to make some long narrow scarves. I have a lovely blue jacket sweater that is far too nice to wear for ‘everyday’…wish it would get old..since I’m retired, I need to move more into everyday. My very favorite clothing article….wool socks. Helps those aches and pains, and keeps feet toasty warm on a wintery day.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.44 AMby flowergirl3

    I am in the process of altering an ankle-length red cashmere coat, circa 1980 from Bergdorf Goodman. I have carefully removed the very large shoulder pads and the decorative big buttons. I will shorten the coat to above-the-knee length. As soon as I’m finished altering the coat, I will make a mini skirt or capelet with the remaining fabric. I made an alteration to the collar of a black wool coate and it looks super. Next I will alter my white wool coat. I enjoy wearing wool sweaters, suits, skirts, pants and a variety of wool scarves during the fall and winter. The Ochoco Sunrise fabric from Pendleton would make a beautiful classic coat for the current and future cold seasons come!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.29 AMby detroitgirl77

    I have re purposed wool sweaters to use as cloth diaper covers in the form of pants and shorts.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.17 AMby flashabou

    I have made a skirt and gloves. I also like to craft with wool and felt wool too!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.16 AMby indiami

    I made a few tailored jackets out of wool. It an easy and great fabric to sew with.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.13 AMby grammaheh1

    Wool fabric is wonderful and so easy to sew and embroider on. On a trip to visit our grandchildren , we stopped off at a Pendleton outlet store and I was able to pick up several yards of navy blue and hunter green wool fabrics at a fantastic price. I made my granddaughters jackets and matching skirts out of the fabric after embroidering designs on the fabric with my embroidery machine. Machine embroidery stitches out like a breeze on wool fabric.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.12 AMby lennert

    I love wool! It gives a very luxurious feel to your garments. I just don’t like wool when it feels itchy…

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.11 AMby Terri Tufts

    In the process of switching all bedding to wool products. We stayed in a bed and breakfast in Santa Fe with Pendleton bedding and loved it. No more feathers for us, the wool keeps us at a better temperature all night long.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.01 AMby verypurpleperson

    I rarely worked with wool fabric because I came from a tropical country. But since the past 4 years I’ve been living in Japan and beginning to know more about wool. I’ve made several outfits for my son using my wool and a pair of pants for myself. I’m planning to make my first coat this winter.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.48 AMby kitzler

    I’ve had the luck of coming upon lovely vintage wool fabric in thrift stores and it’s been great for pencil skirts, fancy tote bags, and, most recently, a pillow case. I find it the classiest of fabrics and it has a texture that can’t be beat.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.43 AMby tvriz

    Haven’t used wool much, except when knitting mittens. I usually by a wool blend, because 100% is expensive.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.42 AMby sharonspils

    Wool is one of those amazing fabrics that can be cool in summer and keep you snuggly and warm in winter. The fact that Wool is a dream to work with, in dresses, pants, and the ultimate tailored jacket, and coat – wool is a must have fabric.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.31 AMby clareh

    Wool is an essential, natural fabric. Pendleton is a heritage brand. The last garment I made from wool was a wrap coat with 3 metres of cashmere I bought at a thrift store for $6.99 CAD. With two yards of classically patterned Pendleton wool, there’s no end to what luxury item I can make!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.05 AMby jillsparks

    So far, my only experience making something with wool has been knitting, which I love for keeping warm. But I bought some black wool recently to make a causal jacket. I’ve pretreated it, and it’s ready to go when I can find the time!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.58 AMby lowson

    I’ve knitted with wool, and will soon be making for myself a red wool coat. I love it because it’s so warm.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.47 AMby representativekelly

    knitting and crocheting with wool … “working” with wool and “wearing” wool :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.42 AMby Sonolucent

    My experience with wearing wool: warm, comforting. My experience with enjoying wool: Pendleton!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.41 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    i would like to make my first garment out of wool.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.39 AMby ldlakip

    I LOVE wool clothing, scarves, gloves, socks etc. I like to recycle wool sweaters. I didn’t know you could buy Pendleton wool! OK I live in small town Alaska so am sheltered from the giant fabric stores out there. That is exciting to know! I did make a wool tote bag with needle felting on it….I also make wool babie booties out of cashmere for baby gifts….

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.30 AMby ahkisha

    i love love, my wool blankets. I like to make them either wool on the inside or wool lined, if not all around wool!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.22 AMby tina-c

    i just made a wool quilt, also sewed some brimmed hats with wool. also have knitted many wool sweaters.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 02.22 AMby jp4u2cme

    I love the different types of wool, especially tropical wool.

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