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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, 05.31 PMby miaow

    I block hats with wool felt and love it!!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.31 PMby brunettetruth

    I really dig wool in the winter. It’s cosy and warm. It’s nice to sew with and I’ve also knit with some fabulously soft wool yarn.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.30 PMby Danielle Giroux

    I usually knit with wool, but this winter I am going to try my hand at making a wool jacket. Sewing is my latest obsession.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.26 PMby Danielle Boulay

    I have made beautiful skirts out of wool and a wool jacket is on my sewing to-do list this winter.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.17 PMby mbrittain

    It has only be the last year that I started sewing with wool. I was surprised at how easy it was. So far, I’ve made myself a coat and a wrap. They are stylish as well as warm. I would love to be able to make some thing worm and comfortable with the Ochoco Sunrise Fabric.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.16 PMby MooLoo

    Wow, this Pendleton fabric looks amazing. I made my winter coat out of wool, but I live here in England and its getting harder and harder to find would you believe. Once the heart of industry, Wool has been out of favour, and is now only just coming back in. We are still far behind America with our dressmaking. Although I have kicked the trend as I have been sewing with Burda patterns since I was about 11. My Mum used to buy Burda magazines when we lived in Cyprus in the 1970’s. Infact I still have a few of the Burda and the Carina books!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.12 PMby mlssfshn

    I’ve made draperies out of sheer/gauze wool and have fallen in love with it, though the $69 a yard wholesale price is a little out of my range. I have been able to get some scraps that are big enough to make garments out of. A wool I can actually wear in Texas, can wait to get something done.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.09 PMby 09extrastuff

    My wool is in the form of warm, long wearing coats. One of my favorite pieces is a plaid Scottish wool laprobe I brought back from my trip to Scotland many, many years ago. It still is bright and vibrant.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.02 PMby gemmafloyd

    My woolen clothes are mostly for my historical reenactment: both first and second world war. What can I say… I can count on them to be really warm!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.56 PMby aega

    I love wearing wool, it’s the best! So far I’ve only knit with wool but would love to try sewing with it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.56 PMby sewsalot65

    I haven’t worked with wool before; but I would love to. This fabric looks beautiful and will make a quality item no matter who wins or what they decide to use it for.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.54 PMby Kara Manley

    I was just thinking about sewing a wool coat, but having never worked with it before, I may try it in fleece first.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.52 PMby macoskrm

    I haven’t worked with wool before, but I have a collection of gorgeous wool pencil skirts, all in my size, that I bought on the same day at a thrift shop. I love wearing them!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.51 PMby aluckmann

    I love working with wool – it is the fabric I buy most often – perfect for skirts and dresses! Once I venture into pants, wool suiting will be my fabric of choice.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.51 PMby sewinglikecrazy

    I love working with wool. I make wool pants for my little ones and shorts for them in the summer. It’s so easy to work with! LOVE!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.50 PMby bttn

    I love wool. Last winter I found a piece of beautiful italian wool, I made a dress of it I wore on Christmas eve. It was a dream to work with it, it’s so easy to sew.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.48 PMby suzeb

    I love wearing wool. Nothing beats it.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.45 PMby joen

    I made a wood cashmere coat last winter that is wonderful!! I have some boucle wool to make a Chanel inspired jacket that I will be starting in January.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.41 PMby ErikaB3

    I have never worked with wool before but I like to wear it for dress clothing as it breathes so well. The fabric is beautiful.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.30 PMby kittelisa

    I’ve never worked with wool before. But My mother does and I am looking forward to learnt because I love my wool clothes! They are so warn!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.28 PMby corvus

    I love my wool (and am a knitter), but I haven’t sewn with it much. I would love to make a coat out of this!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.25 PMby mcglen8

    I have never worked with wool. I do love wearing it—so classic.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.24 PMby grandmasonnalea

    I can see a beautiful Jacket or skirt!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.24 PMby bekabug8

    I love working with wool, but my sewing experience with it is limited.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.21 PMby sradecki

    I have not worked with wool yet. I have a coat project I am dying to try. If I win this I it will be my first experience working with wool…something I am looking forward to doing.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.17 PMby firstthingsfirst

    I’ve knit many wool garments (which I love wear!). I’m a neophyte sewer, though, and haven’t tried my hand and sewing anything in wool yet.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.16 PMby bitterbunny

    I’ve never sewn with wool, but I sure love the way it looks!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.14 PMby ravenztarot

    Newbie….but i woul;d love to try.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.09 PMby sunshinebreezy

    I love my wool coats and sweaters, especially in comparison to poorer performing cotton and synthetics (those cotton sweaters always get so pilled!)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.06 PMby ReneeWatts

    I have been sewing forever and I have never worked with wool. I would love to learn as I have a beautiful jacket pattern I can’t wait to use.

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