We’re doing a deep dive into winter with this fabric. Our black, ivory and turquoise lambswool plaid fabric is simply delectable. Softer than soft; with some structure but not in any way a stiff fabric, this will give you hugs right the way through the coldest winter days. You can go the easy route and simply cut a length for a wrap or comforter – or create a bang-on-trend shirt-styled coat complete with chest pockets, cuffs and a collar. We can’t imagine not smiling with sheer delight every day you reach for this to wrap around you.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our turquoise lambswool plaid fabric is just what it says – a 100% lambswool fabric woven into a checked pattern using a herringbone weave pattern. The yarns are relatively thick and softly textured. This is a fabric with near-total opacity which we’d describe as a medium-to-heavier weight coating fabric in terms of substance although it’s nowhere near as heavy in terms of sheer weight, as it might appear.
What does this fabric feel like?
Oh. Soft. As in, the definition of soft. Also you’ll want to know that the two sides of this cloth are almost indistinguishable in appearance, although you’ll want to make sure you cut your pattern pieces consistently using the same surface as your outer. It will be very smooth and comfortable if worn next to the skin as a coat collar for instance – no scratching or scritchiness here!
How does this fabric move?
This is a well-structured fabric, moving with elegance and falling into softly-structured and angled 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 – both sides are well-finished and simple wrap coat wouldn’t have to be lined (although your seams and edges would need to be bound or stitched). However a lining would help with warmth and movement against layers worn underneath. It looks particularly lovely with our Tungsten grey viscose twill lining fabric; our Coffee acetate jacquard lining fabric also picks up the subtle taupe yarns in the check pattern.
What can I make with this fabric?
Coats, wraps and winter pea jackets are all options for this fabulous turquoise lambswool plaid fabric, although there’d be nothing to stop you going with a warm winter skirt – either in an A-line or a short skirt atop opaque tights and boots. We love the elevated styling and practicality of the ‘Ingrid’ Jacket from Vicki Sews. You can play with the check direction on the cuffs, collars and pockets to make them stand out a little.
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? ❎
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