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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, 09.05 PMby ddw113

    Living in the deep south means that we rarely wear wool so I cant say that I have ever sewn with it. BUT, i do have some wool that I bought to make a cape so after reading a few of the posts, I am excited to give it a try (after I finish my Christmas sewing on Christmas Eve, LOL)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.04 PMby minnietheminks

    My first experience with wool was tailoring my own jacket, it was heaven to work with, especially after the previous project using crinkle chiffon!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.04 PMby sewbeadynana

    I love to sew and also craft with wool, especially wool applique projects.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.03 PMby taysha1128

    I am new to wool sewing and would love to start with this fabric.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.59 PMby kallers

    I love sewing with wool. Wool jersey is my ABSOLUTE favorite (I’m wearing a vintage remake in fabulous wool jersey right now.) I also like wool gabardine as it is lightweight but sturdy as hell (great for trousers). I haven’t sewn much with heavier wool, but will needing a new winter coat soon.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.57 PMby Jassper

    Wool, there is no better fabric, in winter when you get wet you still stay warm and toasty, it’s great. I wear leggings or knickers under my dresses in the winter and am looking at sewing some knickers out of wool. People always comment on how wonderful the design patterns in the wool are.

    This is a great giveaway – thanks

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.55 PMby boydagoyl

    I have two old and sturdy wool blankets that I got from my grandparents and they are the coziest for the cold winter months here in New York state. I also love felted wool bags! My felted wool clogs are the best for keeping my feet warm but not hot. I wouldn’t dare felt this gorgeous fabric, though! ~:^)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.55 PMby angelical

    I LOVE it! I have recently re-discovered my love for wool through making costumes for LARP. It’s such a unique fabric, as it’s temperating, sweat-transporting, water- and flameresistant AND easy to work with. What’s not to love?

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.53 PMby seersuckersally

    I love the look and feel of wool, but I hate having to dry clean it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.47 PMby gibbylet

    My experience so far is putting it into my stash and leaving it there since it’s all been part of bundles so I didn’t choose it on purpose, so I haven’t figured out what to do with it yet~!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.41 PMby midwayfarms

    My experience with wool is two fold. First from my favorite freind who pased away last year, Miss Lucy, our family pet lamb. I will be making a wool felted project in her memory. She was more than just a lamb, she was part of the family. The other experience with wool was when I was young and slept under wool quilts made in years past. Warm and heavy!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.35 PMby jrees09

    I made a wool skirt and vest from a McCalls patter I got on sale. Really stretched my wardrobe!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.35 PMby lpninpaingmailcom

    Great for making Diapers because it is super absorbent I am allergic to wool so when I sew with it wear a turtleneck and gloves. It also is water proof when lanalized and woven tightly.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.34 PMby kuhkaw

    Woo me with your wool, dear Pendleton!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.31 PMby crackerhouse

    Haven’t sewed with wool yet, but love knitting with it!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.30 PMby Jo Karen MacAulay

    I was lucky enough to see this fabric in person this past summer and it is gorgeous!!!! I work with wool frequently, not only for sewing garments that are useful year-round but also to knit, crochet and needlepoint . My first experience with wool was in 1965 when I made a yellow shirtwaist dress in a college class. I haven’t stopped since then.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.28 PMby agladewe

    I particularly enjoyed reading the posts for this contest day. Wool has such versatility. I think it is one of the easiest fabrics to sew with, because of its give. I have loads of wool in my stashes. I say "stashes, " plural, for I collect roving to spin, fabric to sew into clothing, and yarn for needlework. Also, I enjoy rug hooking and making penny runners. Finding Pendleton wool clothing at a thrift store is a rug hooker’s dream!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.27 PMby cnordahl98

    A wool jacket sounds like a wonderful idea. Or a felted purse or slippers. So many fun things to do and Pendleton wool is such high quality!!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.26 PMby sewharing

    I haven’t sewn with wool , but I knit with it all the time and I looove it!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.26 PMby sewbella

    I love to wear wool. Great breathable fabric especially in the winter of our cold Canadian climate. Wool is great to sew with and has so many different types to make a great wardrobe. From gauze to melton wool, wool is one of my all time favourite fabrics. Love this pendelton wool, it will be added to my collection of 50 and 60’s Pendelton jackets, that I treasure.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.25 PMby fatandy

    I work a lot with wool, coats, sweaters, I especially like the heavier, thicker ones. They are so forgiving….

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.24 PMby zapper45701

    Every year, I enter the Make It With Wool contest (Ohio). I have a wonderful stash of wool, including Pendleton. I just love working with it. It wear well and can be extremely fashionable. I also sew purses, and wool purses are IN! My designer bags are always in demand.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.23 PMby Mia1

    I love wool and especially Pendleton. This is really my type of fabric, just might have to drive to Oregon.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.20 PMby ivorynoire

    I love wool :). Especially if I find a nice machine washable one.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.16 PMby wheeker

    I love to work with wool – knitting, crocheting, or sewing. It is so easy to work with when sewing, it’s forgiving to my fingers when I knit or crochet, and it creates a beautiful, comfortable, breathable garment.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.14 PMby ahearta

    Sewing with wool has been a pleasure for me. I don’t have much experience, but the wool I’ve used has been easy to handle and has looked great finished. My favorite hand-sewn jacket is out of a beautiful gray and black wool. So warm and so classy.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.09 PMby watatoe

    I love working with wool. But when I say that, I’m talking mainly about wovens….fabric. It is very stable….easy to cut……doesn’t shift when you sew on it and takes a lovely crease when you press it. I makes up into lovely garments that last.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.08 PMby rose

    I love wearing wool when the it’s cold outside! I’m so warm, but I’m not overheated! Unfortunately, I have not sewn with wool—I have used it to pad my ironing board. the Pendleton fabric looks lovely and I cannot resist the opportunity to win it. Thank you!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.06 PMby jessicarae

    Living in Canada, wool is definitely a must-wear during the colder months. Even in the relatively moderate Pacific Northwest, it can get chilly due to the damp and wool layers help to ameliorate this. Most of my experience with wool comes from knitting; love, love using merino wool for winter accessories. But one of my first sewing projects was a pencil skirt of wool gabardine and I found it completely non-intimidating to work with.

    I’m a huge Pendelton fan so I’m really hoping to win this one!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.06 PMby lrm

    I love working with wool- I’ll even use thick wool felt in decor and accessories projects… thanks for the opportunity!

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