This glorious wool and viscose camel doubleweave fabric is a rare beast. 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 camel doubleweave is a fabric of great presence and immense versatility. It’s also double-sided, meaning that a coat or jacket wouldn’t require lining, providing the seams and edges were finished with binding for instance.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our camel doubleweave fabric is a blend of viscose and wool. Closely woven with excellent opacity, we’d describe it either as a heavier-weight dress or suiting fabric or a medium-weight coating. The layers of fabric are individually quite thin – and the weave pattern that brings them together resembles a very subtle piqué.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a beautifully gentle handle. It will be soft and comfortable if worn next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This is a draping fabric which moves with great elegance and which falls into softly-rounded folds. It’s very pliable and easy to work. 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?
Our classy doubleweave fabric has excellent opacity. You won’t need to line a dress or tunic made from this fabric for purposes of modesty, however a dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. A real strength of this exceptional fabric however is its double-sided appearance. 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).
We think our camel doubleweave fabric would be a lovely way to elevate an intentionally utilitarian design such as the new ‘Sienna’ Maker Jacket from Closet Case Patterns.
60% viscose, 40% wool
Machine wash at 30 to 40 degrees. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.