It’s time for some more coating colour in the ClothSpot collections! If you’ve been following our ClothSpot Instagram, you’ll have seen Alice’s Oslo coat, created from a length of mohair in her personal ‘stash’. This fabulously-cosy mulberry checked wool mix coating fabric is your opportunity to create your own portable hug.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a medium-weight coating fabric which we think will punch above its weight on the warmth front due to the textured weave structure and pronounced mohair nap, both of which will trap a layer of air to keep you snug and warm. It might not be the fabric to take you through the snowiest or frostiest of winter weather, but a coat made from this fabric won’t be overly heavy either. The fabric fibres are composed of 32% wool, 20% polyester, 9% mohair, 30% acrylic and 9% alpaca.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a particularly soft and textured handle. It’ll be comfortable and warm next to the skin as a coat collar; it’s also extremely pliable and will shape to fit around the body with comfort.
How does this fabric move?
Our mulberry checked wool mix coating fabric has a pronounced drape. Although tucks and pleats will help form shapes, this is a fabric that will fall easily and move with elegance as you can see from 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’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. A lining will also add a layer of warmth, helping to block breezes for moving through a cloth which has a looser weave than some coatings. If you’d like a classic viscose lining, then our Softest rose pink viscose twill lining fabric complements this coating fabric beautifully. If you’d like a heavier lining, then we’ve just received ‘Carron’, a fabulously-draping deep burgundy crepe fabric which would add a touch of luxury. (You can see them together in our images).
What can I make with this fabric?
We sourced this mulberry checked wool mix coating fabric specifically for its suitability for the ‘Oslo’ Coat pattern from Tessuti – although there are plenty of alternative coats and jackets you could choose from! The draping pliability of the fabric, together with the delicious pile, not to mention the colour, are all attributes which we think will make a stunning version of this design.
32% wool, 20% polyester, 9% mohair, 30% acrylic, 9% alpaca
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. Do not press too hard; this will crush the fabric’s texture.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool-rich garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages