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Brian Maier
(bmaier) - F
Merino Wool by the Yard? on 12/11/2010 16:29:29 MST Print View

I was thinking about making a Merino Wool Duvet cover for my Western Mountaineering Cloud 9 Comforter and was wondering if anyone had a source they would recommend? Anyone know the source of the wool BPL used to make their Beartooth merino wool hoody? Im still tossing this idea around, but figured it would be a relatively simple project.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Merino source on 12/12/2010 06:46:07 MST Print View

Brian,

I went looking a couple of years ago and found that it was difficult to find merino by the yard. I wound up having to get it from Finland. Probably a consequence of merino's popularity; the manufacturers buy up whatever is available. I'll look for the link but you might be able to find it in an earlier post here.

Richard

PS - Shelby (the second link in the next posting) is what I used.

Edited by richardglyon on 12/13/2010 07:28:40 MST.

James Klein
(jnklein21) - M

Locale: Southeast
two european sources on 12/12/2010 07:44:01 MST Print View

not cheap, I have used neither

~150 g/sqm, ~30 eur/m: http://www.extremtextil.de/catalog/Fabrics/uncoated/Merino-wool-double-jersey-150g-qm::1226.html

~200 g/sqm, 23eur/m: http://www.shelby.fi/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_91&products_id=678

James

Rob Hubbard
(robwa10) - F

Locale: England
Re: Merino Wool by the Yard? on 12/12/2010 08:44:12 MST Print View

Again from Europe but another source.

http://www.extremtextil.de/catalog/Fabrics/uncoated/Merino-wool-double-jersey-150g-qm::1226.html

Val C
(GooseBumps) - F
wool coating/suiting on 12/12/2010 10:44:10 MST Print View

I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for --

http://www.bblackandsons.com/fabrics-wool-coating-fabric-c-68_74.html

I think wool suiting is lighter weight.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Merino Wool by the Yard? on 12/12/2010 14:48:13 MST Print View

Most fine wool fabric is Merino. It is not advertised as such because everyone in the trade knows what it is. You just don't make wool fabric from coarse non-Merino wool these days.

So any good fabric shop selling good wool fabric will be able to supply you. However, don't ask them for 'merino' wool - they probably won't know what you are talking about.

Cheers
(27 years in the textile research game, mainly with wool)

Brian Maier
(bmaier) - F
Merino Wool by the Yard? on 12/13/2010 18:09:51 MST Print View

Thanks for the links and the advise. They are much appreciated.

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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Merino Wool by the Yard? on 12/13/2010 20:01:05 MST Print View

Have you considered a thrift store? You can often find quality wool summer-weight wool suits or sportcoats that are made of merino that you could butcher and re-purpose. This would probably save $, could have a great look, and be good enviro stewardship.

Laural Bourque
(lauralbaby)

Locale: PNW
bump on 06/30/2011 13:14:18 MDT Print View

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