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Thistledown Marl is the second collection of fabrics from our Fabworks’ exclusive Heart of Huddersfield bespoke wool fabric range. A gorgeous, semi-solid, bespoke woollen fabric made up ‘ere int’ mills by Yorkshire folk!
With its name taken from the soft fluffy seed heads of thistles, Thistledown Marl has an almost feathery appearance; featuring a lightly textured and fluffy handle that is not at all dense or stiff. Thistledown Marl is like a demi-bouclé. The fabric itself has a flat weave, woven using a combination of fine multi-tonal yarns; of light and dark grey on both the warp and weft. This creates a subtle yet noticeable grey marled undertone. The weft has an additional bouclé yarn, adding characteristic curls to both the face and reverse sides and helping to create a lovely brushed and tufted feel. These tiny tufts and slubs are not the sort to catch and pull, either. Pretty and still practical!
Designed to coordinate and complement previous Heart of Huddersfield wools, Thistledown Marl also uses a marled yarn (just like 2019’s HOH: Herringbones, Marled Meltons & Birdseyes) giving unique subtle marl detailing for a quirky and bespoke look. When it comes to sewing, there are a whole host of fabulous suggestions for teaming Thistledown Marl with other coordinating HoH wools. See our Thistledown Marl Overview page for all the info!
A reassuring and cosy medium-heavy drape quality makes this woollen ideal for a wardrobe full of practical garments. Thistledown Marl is a closely woven, medium weight, all wool fabric and of course, it has a super stable handle with a natural ease across the bias. Use for unstructured styles such as cardis & coatigans, unlined capes, and loose pullovers. If you are on the hunt for a semi structured number peruse the jacket, waistcoat, coat, skirt, and dress pattern recommendations, and for some very selfish sewing there is even a special handbag pattern stocked & supplied by Fabworks, as well as plenty of other accessory recommendations too. Is it too early to start making Christmas presents yet? Go to the overview page dedicated to Thistledown Marl; full of garment & styling ideas, specific sewing pattern suggestions, general wool fabric sew-inspiration.
A cool watery blue with complimentary subtle grey marled undertones forms Coastal Walk’s overall grey-blue hue; a very easy-on-the-eye, cosy, pure wool fabric. As we gaze out to sea, strolling along footpaths atop Yorkshire’s coastal cliffs, with the icy grey-blue sea beneath crashing back to land, born upon foam topped waves. The fluffy textural details which appears uniformly is like the ripples in the shallow sea as the tide goes out over the rocky seabed. This calming grey-blue tone is one of those fabrics that appeals to all, just like your favourite faded denims: perfect for creating favourite go to garments which will keep you warm all year round, regardless of which clifftops you are roaming.
Coastal Walk will coordinate perfectly with Lavender Sachet and Dried Sage from the Thistledown Marl collection, for a palette of pretty pastel hues. You can also find these soft and delicate tones in Yorkshire Sunset: a soft pink with a grounding grown-up marled grey at its base. Coastal Walk’s subtle grey-blue hue compliments with Lavender Sachet for a harmonious palette of dusky autumnal twilight skies. Denim lovers look no further than Coastal Walk + True Blue for a dreamy designer denim style.
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 158cm / 62inch
Made in Huddersfield, Yorkshire