Chenille certainly wasn’t on our horizon as we sought out a fabric to add to our winter ‘wrap up warm’ collections. However we fell immediately and deeply in love with this black and palest, stony green woven wool chenille fabric. It’s as soft and welcoming as you might hope; a blend of viscose and wool recently arrived from Germany – where they understand the importance of comfort.
This is a beautiful quality fabric with not only the softest handle as you can imagine – but also a lovely drape as you can see from this video.
We’d describe it in weight terms as a medium-weight suiting or a lighter-weight coat fabric – but coats and jackets are just the start with this delightful wool chenille fabric. Wrap it, swathe yourself in it; pull up a hood, even. Warm tops and comforting layers are the order of the day; you might want to take a look at this Winter Chill bundle of patterns from BurdaStyle which includes a simple layered top and a cape as well as various cosy jackets.
Despite the fact that our viscose and wool chenille fabric is woven from a tufted chenille yarn, it’s not in the least bulky. We think you’ll find it surprisingly pliable and stable to work with. It’s very well-behaved, although you’ll need to make sure you prevent any fraying of your pattern pieces by overlocking or zig-zagging the edges at the earliest opportunity. The nature of the yarn means that the weave here, although perfectly stable, is slightly loose like a bouclé and is subject to fraying
60% wool, 40% viscose
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages