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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.
The delicate yet strong and uplifting orangey red hues of Field Poppy, with the added grey marled detailing, are reminiscent of the dark and feathery centres of delicate field poppies. A symbol of remembrance, field poppies are known and loved by many. Like little beacons of hope these pretty flowers appear throughout field and hedgerows throughout summer and early autumn. A flower true to Yorkshire and surrounding area, and for us; one of the epitomes of Yorkshire’s natural landscape.
Field Poppy exudes warmth and cheer and is ideal for sitting alongside other warming colours such as Runny Honey and Mothers Marmalade for the perfect autumnal palette. For a wonderful contrast sit this orange-red tone alongside the rich jewel tones of Buddleia Purple, Demoiselle Teal and True Blue.
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Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 158cm / 62inch
Made in Huddersfield, Yorkshire