If you’re looking for an incredibly easy fabric to work with – and a fabulous injection of colour into your winter wardrobe, then our soft cerise boiled wool is one to consider. In a muted shade of rich pink, it’s one of our Coatigan Kit options – perfect for popping on as you dash in and out of the house – or for keeping on inside if you’re trying to resist flicking the heating on for as long as possible…
What kind of fabric is this?
Light and comfortable to wear, boiled wools are knitted fabrics which are then felted to give a soft, air-trapping bouclé finish. Cut edges don’t need finishing (really!) and there’s a little bit of ease (about 10%) just enough for comfort in fitting. Our soft cerise boiled wool fabric is a 100% wool cloth with a weight of 380g per square metre..
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a beautifully textured but soft handle. It’ll be comforting and gentle next to the skin as a coat collar. It’s also very pliable and well-behaved – not at all stiff to wear.
How does this fabric move?
Our soft cerise boiled wool fabric has a soft structure but also hangs and swings with elegance. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
The beauty of a boiled wool fabric is that they provide warmth and structure as a coat or jacket without requiring a lining. If you plan to use it as a skirt, in which case a lining will help with movement over hosiery and across the body.
What can I make with this fabric?
We’re offering our soft cerise boiled wool fabric as an option for our Coatigan Kit. With its reversible textured finish, this fabric is perfect for the grown-on collar and gently-folding lapels in this design. Our kit also contains enough fabric and instructions for our cunning pocket hack. What’s not to love? We use Kwik Sew Pattern 4192 for our Coatigan – we think you’ll be amazed at the ease with which you can use it to create your own wardrobe star!
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages