Only very occasionally do we find doubleweave fabrics where the two surfaces of a fabric are woven together as part of the manufacturing process as opposed to being stitched or bonded together. They invariably have a beautifully-rounded drape and a sense of substance that is difficult to describe. This wool and viscose camel doubleweave is a classic colourway with enormous versatility. It’s also double-sided, meaning that a coat or jacket wouldn’t require lining, providing the seams and edges were finished properly.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our camel doubleweave fabric is a 60/40 blend of viscose and wool. Closely woven in a twill weave pattern with excellent opacity, we’d describe it as a medium-weight coating fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a soft handle with just a little crispness. It will be very smooth and comfortable if worn next to the skin as a coat collar for instance.
How does this fabric move?
This is a draping fabric with a lively bounce, moving with elegance and falling into softly-structured folds. It’s pliable and stable to work with. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You don’t have to line this fabric – that’s the joy of a reversible fabric with this level of finish. A simple wrap or duster coat; a trench coat even, wouldn’t require lining (although your seams and edges would need to be bound or stitched). Without a lining, this classy doubleweave fabric has excellent opacity. However a lining would help with movement against layers worn underneath and it looks lovely with our Bronze stretch viscose lining fabric.
What can I make with this fabric?
There’s a classic 1970s look about this camel doubleweave fabric that would lend itself to simple and stylish cross-season outerwear. Elegant wraps, duster coats and trench coats are all options – we particularly like the trench styling of the ‘Riana’ Blazer from VikiSews. Button it and belt it for some definition – or leave it open for a more casual look.
Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such it is a plant-based fabric, however unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production. Wool is a natural fibre, which uses much less water and fewer chemicals to process than many other fabrics. It is long-lasting and can be repaired, all of which make it a more sustainable choice.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
60% viscose, 40% wool
Steam gently before cutting, holding a steam iron 1 inch away from the wrong side of the fabric, working down the length. Use a steam iron and a pressing cloth to press areas of the garment during construction where necessary.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool-rich garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages