Time for some coating colour we think! This muted peacock blue wool mix coating fabric is a substantial and textured fabric which will keep you warm and cosy as you step out into the wintry wilds this season. We love the rich depth of the blue – a little like a warm mid-denim colour. The muted nature of the shade of blue doesn’t detract from its intensity which as a block colour is difficult to bring out in a photograph. If in doubt then just ask us for a free sample – we’re always happy to oblige!
What kind of fabric is this?
We’d describe our rich blue wool mix coating fabric as sitting towards the heavier-weight end of the medium-weight coating bracket. It’s a densely woven 30% wool, 70% polyester fabric. The relatively high polyester content accounts for the price and is also compensated for by the colour and the texture of this practical and uplifting coating fabric. This is a knitted fabric with a textured surface. It behaves and looks like a boiled wool, except that on the reverse side the knitted core of the fabric is more visible. For this reason, you may want to avoid pattern designs where both sides of the fabric will be on display. You’ll probably want to make sure your pattern allows for collars and lapels to be faced. However as with a boiled wool, this fabric won’t fray when cut and will keep a sharp edge.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a soft and textured handle. It’ll be comfortable and warm next to the skin as a coat collar.
How does this fabric move?
Our muted peacock blue wool mix coating fabric has a softly-folding drape. As a fabric of this weight it’s clearly not a fluid fabric but it has an elegant and rounded movement; a metre or two drapes beautifully although pleats would hold a little shape. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You’ll probably want to line this fabric in order to provide additional structure as well as to enable it to move across the body and over clothing layers. We have some stunning jacquard linings now in stock – including matching and contrasting colours. You can find them here.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think this warm blue wool mix coating fabric is a serious contender if you’re set to update your winter coat this year. The ‘Parker’ Coat from Style Arc is an easier step into coat-making and this knit coating would be a great choice for this design.
30% wool, 70% polyester
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages