Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Boiled Wool

The best thing about working with boiled (felted) wool is that the cut edges don't fray. The difficult thing about working with boiled wool is its bulkiness. So the edges are all unfinished and top stitched down; there are no facings, hems or lining and the pocket is a single layer stitched on top of the front.


But, most importantly, the wonderful thing about boiled wool is it looks gorgeous and keeps you really warm.




7 comments :

  1. Wow! Such nice coat, look at those pockets, what a beautiful shape! Yes I imagine it is hard to work with such bulkiness, but the result is so stunning.

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  2. Lois is it just me or does your link not work?

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    1. Thanks Marion, for the kind comment and about the link. Fixed it!

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  3. The boiled wool goes perfect with your style!

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    1. Thank you Viktoria. I always though that the boiled wool would be too bulky but it worked really well in this style. I have another style that I think this fabric might work with too.

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  4. I love boiled wool, I had a vest made of it which lasted me years! Indeed your coat is gorgeous!

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  5. I love boiled wool because it's light and drapes beautifully. And your coat is to die for, Lois--I LOVE the high belted waistline!

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