What is Boiled Wool?

Boiled Wool fabric has a boucle texture and is usually of medium weight.  Water and agitation are used during manufacturing to shrink the fibres into a tight felt-like mass. It drapes nicely and has a slight stretch to it.  Light Boiled Wool has viscose added to the wool content to make a lighter and thinner fabric.

What can I sew with Boiled Wool?

This fabric makes great warm autumn/winter garments, such as dresses, skirts and tunics. It is also fabulous for making blazers, jackets and coats. You can also use it for soft furnishings. You will find it easy to cut and sew, and the cut edges do not fray, meaning hemming and lining is optional.

Ochre blazer made by Dorte

Ochre Boiled Wool Morris Blazer

How do I care for these fabrics?

We recommend dry cleaning. However, if you decide to wash it, use a small amount of mild detergent.  Either hand wash or use a cool machine wash cycle. Lay flat to dry and don’t wring.  Press on a medium heat iron with steam from the wrong side of the fabric.

A review from a client on Facebook regarding our Boiled Wool

Pauline (Jan 2019) recommends Dragonfly Fabrics:

“Their boiled wool is lovely and very forgiving to use. It drapes beautifully, and shapes easily. Their customer service and help is first class too. Thanks.”

Dragonfly Fabrics stocks one of the largest selections of Boiled Wool in the UK.  We stock different weights as well as a wide range of beautiful colours.

What is Wool Fabric?

Wool is a lovely natural fibre that comes from the fleece of sheep.  Woollen fabric makes excellent warm clothing for the colder autumn and winter months.  It feels warm to the touch in cold conditions and stays pleasantly cool in warmer conditions (being a natural insulator)  Additionally, it is resistant to static electricity.

What can I make with this fabric?

This fabric makes lovely warm jackets, coats, dresses, tunics, skirts, accessories and soft furnishings. We stock different weights and blends to suit different sewing projects and have a large range of colours available at different prices.

How do I care for this fabric?

Structured woollen coats and jackets are best to be professionally dry cleaned.  Hand wash other wool garments in lukewarm water and mild soap or detergent.  Do not wring or twist.  Dry flat.