Fancy a bit of pink in your winter wardrobe? Welcome to our raspberry wool mix doubleweave fabric! The instant we saw this it was ours – it comes from an Italian mill, manufacturing for a high-end UK designer and frankly, it’s an absolute steal and we’re in love with it.
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 muted pink 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 properly.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our raspberry wool mix doubleweave fabric is primarily a wool fabric with some polyester and polyamide for added durability. Closely woven in a twill weave pattern with excellent opacity, we’d describe it either as a medium-to-heavier-weight coating fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a soft handle with just a little crispness. It will be smooth and comfortable if worn next to the skin as a coat collar for instance.
How does this fabric move?
This is a draping fabric with weight, moving with elegance and falling into softly-structured 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?
Our classy doubleweave fabric has excellent opacity. 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). However a lining would help with movement against layers worn underneath; it looks lovely with a number of our plain and twill viscose lining fabrics.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think our raspberry wool mix doubleweave fabric is best used for coats and jackets. It could also be used as a skirt, but is probably too thick for trousers or dress use. The gentle structure of the fabric makes it perfect for a coat like the ‘Beatrice’ Pea Coat from Style Arc.
59% wool, 34% polyester, 7% polyamide
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