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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, 06.36 PMby Samantha BennettLepel

    This would be wonderful for large comfy pillows in my bay window!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.35 PMby Redsonia

    Recently I have made a couple of thing out of wool. It’s so easy to work with and a real pleasure to wear.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.34 PMby lydianna

    I love working with wool and wearing wool. Pendleton wool in particular, my Pendleton…skirts, jackets, blankets and bags. They are warm, vibrant, classy and make me happy. And did I mention the colors…

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.31 PMby sunintheclouds

    I have never worked with wool, though I have always wanted to make my own wool peacoat.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.31 PMby madyb

    I only used wool recently to make a cape,but other than that i have very little experience with wool!But i’d love to make some beautiful winter skirts out of wool!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.23 PMby ealis

    I love working with light-weight wools. In college I made a plaid wool pencil skirt, that I wore until I couldn’t fasten it anymore.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.23 PMby Frank Carey

    I have always equated warmth with wearing wool, and here in the high desert it can get pretty cold.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.20 PMby reliablechef

    I’ve made wool pants a few times. I think it would make a nice winter skirt too!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.15 PMby thecraftyone

    I have some balls of wool yarn but I have yet to complete a project with them. I have never worked with wool fabric. I would love to make a bag as my first project.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.14 PMby aod810

    I have only worked with wool for knitting, but I love the feel of it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.11 PMby miss-gigi

    I love working with wool!!! There aren’t very many retail stores in my area that sell many variations in patterns and colors, mostly the standard blacks & grays. (blah) But, when I find a nice heavy blend, I snag it. I’ll have to look for the Pendleton brands out here and make something really uber snazzy and DIFFERENT! I’m thinking, coat & dress….

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.08 PMby flutefish

    I have been wanting to try sewing with it, but it seems pretty expensive. I have knitted with it. And I love sheep! :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.02 PMby isabelbk

    I love working with wool! I’ve made winter dresses and skirts from it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.00 PMby Amy W

    I love wearing wool, but have never worked with it. My fingers are itching just thinking about being able to cut into this beautiful fabric!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.55 PMby rltejkl

    I am working on a red 1950’s style coat right now. Have made several civil war frock coats also this year. Wish I could find better quality wool where I live.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.53 PMby momof11

    I have only sewn wool blends before, except for a piece of green wool I was given. It had a few moth holes, but I felted it with a high heat wash and dry and made a circle vest for to wear for Christmas. The wool being given would make a lovely winter wrap with minimal cutting and sewing….

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.53 PMby singultus

    at the moment i am working with a very fine fabric of pure new wool, making a shirt for my father as a christmas present. And there is still some green wool fabric in my wardrobe, waiting to become a skirt or whatever….

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.53 PMby nellyvdb

    Great for sewing, I have to wear it with lining, cause it itches :P.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.51 PMby hayleyroper

    i just made a boucle wool cape and it was lovely to work with wool, quite forgiving to sew with

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.51 PMby missb-1

    I love wool for coats, I also like sewing with it, but it’s super expensive here.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.45 PMby mayell

    I made a wool jacket for a competition when I was in high school. I won the competition, but hardly got to wear the jacket. Mom took it from my closet (without my permission) and wore it until it was worn out. I did manage to wear it a few times, but was annoyed to see Mom wearing almost every day that winter. She was not like that about other things, but at least she got to enjoy it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.41 PMby kanhoro

    had to buy tons of wool for tailoring class and use hymo for the interfacing and whatnot it was alot of work..

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.39 PMby mirig

    Love wool! Keeps you warm when you need it and cool when you need it!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.37 PMby ddss2000

    I find that working with a quality piece of wool to be a delight. It sews well, and after your garment is complete, it wears well! In addition, a beautiful piece of wool can make the perfect lap blanket for the chilly nights.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.36 PMby Lisa Parnell

    I am lucky to live in Portland and visit the Pendleton Store often. I would love to win this. Thanks!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.35 PMby moorjenn

    Oh how I love wool! I adore working with it for knitting of course, but I also love to sew it into blankets, garments, accessories. It’s so comfortable to wear, never too hot or too cold, doesn’t get clammy when wet, keeps it’s shape, and is so easy to work with. In fact, I am wearing my treasured Pendleton cardigan as I write this post!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.34 PMby misscrayolacreepy

    I have never worked with wool, but I would like to start!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.32 PMby wildcatspow

    I love wool! You really can’t beat it for warmth in the winter. I knit quite a bit with wool, and I have a woven wool scarf that was my dad’s and I treasure it!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.32 PMby rheronemus

    I’ve used wool to reupholster a few kitchen chairs in my house (used Pendleton!) and have used it to create the Charlie Bag available on BurdaStyle as well!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.32 PMby rshelly13

    I wear a lot of wool in the winter. I recently made a wool 1940’s suit and I enjoyed working with it.

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