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
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
“Their boiled wool is lovely and very forgiving to use. It coped with me making many mistakes on my first ever coat, unpicking easily without showing. It drapes beautifully, and shapes easily. Their customer service and help is first class too. Thanks.”
Dragonfly Fabrics boast one of the largest selections of Boiled Wool in the UK. We stock different weights as well as a very wide range of beautiful colours.