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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 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.
Often associated with spirituality, this delicate and dusty lavender tone is calming like its fragranced namesake and sits in perfect harmony with its subtle marled grey undertones. Like the yearly harvest of lavender flowers, dried to preserve their precious perfume for making into lavender sachets, to fragrance and protect your natural fibre clothes. This understated beauty has an air of delicate femininity and is very a flattering almost pastel hue, especially suitable for those with natural salt and pepper tones in their hair.
Use Lavender Sachet to create your own bespoke feminine A/W pieces and perfectly coordinate them with Buddleia Purple for a wonderful purple and lavender combination. Extend the palette further with Demoiselle Teal for an eye-catching jewel-toned ensemble, precious amethysts and blue topazes! The pretty pastel hues of Lavender Sachet can also to be found in our Yorkshire Sunset, which features a soft pink with sophisticated classic marled grey at its base. Coastal Walk has a subtle grey blue hue and compliments Lavender Sachet for a harmonious dusky autumnal and twilight skies palette. Dried Sage complements Lavender Sachet for the perfect herbal bouquet!
Looking for haberdashery to coordinate with your fabric? Click here for our trims, haberdashery & other sewing essentials!
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 158cm / 62inch
Made in Huddersfield, Yorkshire