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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, 08.05 PMby lejn

    I like it! I knit and like to sew with a kind of wool mixture .

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.03 PMby drainl

    Very nice! I haven’t sewn with wool much, but I love to wear it!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.02 PMby mismis777

    Wool is wonderful. I live in a cold climate so my winter wardrobe consists of quite a bit of wool. I’ve also used it in many sewing projects. It is a fabulous fiber.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.01 PMby Cassandra Pfaff

    I love crafting with wool! We used wool a lot for crafting clothing for dolls where I used to work. Easy to sew and most wools are even great to leave raw edges for accessories – we made a lot of scarves and raw edge hats for our fabric snowmen!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.59 PMby cayetanca

    Wool is wonderful (woolderful)! I like it both as fabrics and knitting wool. One of the most perfect natural fibers with a very wide range of uses, best both for hot and cold weather, according to how it’s treated. Working with wool can be actually quite easy, you just have to remember the details.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.58 PMby sewingbuddcker

    That would make a lovely coat, something like the one Peter made!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.56 PMby euma

    AS an avid knitter, I love wool in all ways, but as a novice sewist, I have not use it yet, said this, I’d love to make a wool skirt or dress.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.55 PMby nberger

    I grew up close to Pendleton, OR. All of my school clothes were made using Pendleton wool. It is the best!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.55 PMby Mosty

    I don’t have much experience with woo. Now I’m goig to sew a wool-blend knit dress, and then I will try some wool pants. I look forward to it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.53 PMby yarnbuffalo

    I spin, weave, and crochet. I love finding different ways to work with wool. I especially love Pendelton.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.52 PMby jcoop38

    Wool is one of my favorite natural fibers and I love sewing with it. It is easy to cut and sew, is very forgiving, durable, and wears like a dream! I recently finished a skirt made from Pendleton wool, my personal favorite.

    The project is blogged about here: www.straightstitched.blogspot.com

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.50 PMby pinkjello

    I have yet to work with wool. I am excited to do so though! :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.48 PMby vbugge

    I love to wear wool, I have to say Pendleton is some of the best and I love my vintage Pendleton 49er. Wool blankets are also awesome! It’s been a while since I sewed with wool, I made a skirt and vest, but I remember liking how you can steam it into shape over a ham and it sewed up really nice. :-) For knitting, wool yarn is my favorite.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.48 PMby madreadoptiva

    I am a HUGE fan of Pendleton Woolen Mills. I have two Pendleton coats, several Pendleton pillows, a Pendleton blanket and numerous Pendleton accessories. If I were to win this fabric, I would most definitely make a shawl out of it. It is just beautiful and I LOVE the colors!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.45 PMby Lori Ritchey

    I have never worked with wool before… could be an interesting learning experience!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.36 PMby revolution9

    I’m a knitter, and I now only buy wool or wool blend yarn. I even want to make a wool bike jersey since it actually can keep you warm in the winter, but cool in the summer too. It’s a great fashion fiber, but it’s also incredibly useful for activewear. Kind of a miracle fiber.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.35 PMby Jojo2513

    I don’t have much experience with wool…but I am looking forward to working with it soon!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.32 PMby tinapickles

    I knit with wool. I’ve never really made anything out of wool, but would love to make a jacket or a nice pair of light-weight wool pants!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.31 PMby sunquistadora

    Wool is one of those fabrics that I wear, but I actually haven’t worked with much. I’m in the midwest though, so I definitely love it during winter!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.26 PMby smudgen

    I have been thinking I’d like to tackle a wool jacket for winter!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.25 PMby wzrdreams

    I LOVE wool! It is so hard wearing, rich, soft, and versatile. I love to knit with it and sew with it. It is my prefered fiber for winter skirts, coats and sweaters. If I win this yardage I will definitely make a boxy coat or cape with it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.23 PMby emily-marie

    I love to sew and knit with wool- coating to gabardine, sport to extra chunky! What an awesome fiber.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.19 PMby tanetane

    I have not attempted yet !

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.13 PMby lala86

    I love the idea of making modern wool garments. I believe wool can be intimidating but results are often fabulous. I made Kasia skirt out of black crepe wool and I plan on making a blazer soon. Right now I’m sewing Talea coat with a yellow wool chenile. Also wool is a great material for dyeing as it keeps colours bright and you can use organic pigments as well.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.10 PMby januacoeli

    I love wool. I have worn and owned quite a few wool skirts. Nothing keeps you warm and toasty like wool. I cherish my long plaid wrap around .This year it looks especially nice with boots.Being tall, Pendleton use to make wool garments for my size. Their wool products are exquisite. Hoping that I win this because I was actually looking into buying their wool for a skirt.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.09 PMby Karen Caron

    I am also a knitter and spinner so I have lots of experience with making things with wool and wearing wool. I love wool!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.59 PMby marthahaskins

    I’ve worked with virgin wool in coats and bags, and pillows made from old, felted sweaters! It’s a great medium to work in since it’s relatively easy to control on the machine and takes hand-embroidery really well. I love the wicking properties and the only thing I dislike is storing it – I have some lovely wool-eaters somewhere in my house! (I also have lots of cedar products protecting my wool! ;)

    Good luck everyone! Pendleton fabric is a dream of mine to work with! <3

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.42 PMby dianajanssen

    Wool is wonderful fabric to sew and wear. I enjoy sewing it very much and enjoy wearing it just as much.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.41 PMby jacquipardue

    I made a purse with some wool fabric, and it was lovely!! Very easy to sew up, except that it gets very thick where the layers overlap. I would love to sew with more wool!!!!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.36 PMby cucperson

    Ah, wool. I love it in all its guises. Sometime is felt it to make a new fabric with completely different hand and character.

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