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Demoiselle Teal - Thistledown Marl

per half metre
Fabric Code: A2b27

Say Hello to Thistledown Marl:

Say hello to Thistledown Marl, the latest addition to 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 the 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.

Colour Detailing:

Turquoise and teal lovers rejoice! Our Demoiselle Teal is saturated with those ravishing jewel hues enamoured by colour addicts. Inspired by the iridescent turquoise and teal blue tones of Demoiselle Damselflies, more commonly known as ‘jewelwings’; the fascinating wonders of nature that dart around the ponds and streams of our stunning countryside. Dragonflies are a symbol of good luck and associated with creative imagination. Be inspired and get creative with your fascinating wonders when using this heavenly rich teal for your woollen attire.

Colour Coordination:

Subtle darker marled flecks add depth and interest to this cosy all wool fabric, like multi tones on the damselfly’s magnificent lacy wings. This jewel toned fabric is waiting to be transformed into treasured pieces, adding a pop of rich colour to your A/W wardrobe. Team this rich teal with Buddleia Purple and True Blue for a ravishing combination. If you love teal, you are sure to love purple! Try colour-blocking styles and contrast with Mother’s Marmalade, Runny Honey and Field Poppy.

Looking for haberdashery to coordinate with your fabric? Click here for our trims, haberdashery & other sewing essentials!

Weight: Medium

GSM: 343

Composition: 100% Wool

Width: 158cm / 62inch

Made in Huddersfield, Yorkshire

If you are looking for colour inspiration cycle through the photos on this page to see which combinations we have used for Demoiselle Teal!
When ordering please note that all Heart of Huddersfield fabrics are sold in 0.5m units. If you require a 1m length, make sure to select two (2) units, etc. All cut length fabrics will be sent as one continuous piece.

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