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Brian Kelly
(bkelly) - F
Source for wool? on 04/28/2007 13:49:05 MDT Print View

Does anyone know of a source for wool by the yard? I was contemplating trying to make some wool baselayer type piece, but after doing a search amongst the normal online sources, I couldn't find anybody who sells it.

I know Mr. Fornshell resorted to cutting up a shirt to make a hood for another shirt, so maybe their isn't a source?

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Source for wool? on 04/28/2007 14:11:05 MDT Print View

Brian,

You may find wool yardage but I don't think you will find the really fine (thin and low weight) Merino. Regular Merino is OK but what you want is the really lightweight new Merino. Watch for sales on the stuff.

OR

You can get silk weight Capilene by the yard at
Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics
They call it "Wickaway Pique but will tell you what it really is if you call them.

You might work with some of that first to practice with and then if you get the real stuff you should be able to sew with it easier. You might even decide you like the silk weight stuff well enough to just use it. I think I made 4 or 5 things out of the Silk Weight before I cut up my #2 Wool Crew.

If you do decide to buy something made out of the #2 wool to cut and make something else out of it - buy the largest size they have. You get more material for the same price of the smaller sizes.

Justin Ling
(ling_jd) - F

Locale: columbus ohio
Re: Source for wool? on 04/30/2007 08:12:02 MDT Print View

Nevermind. The merino bag liners from REI are not made with a jersey knit.

Edited by ling_jd on 04/30/2007 08:24:40 MDT.

Royal Magnell
(BlueMan) - F

Locale: Northern CA
Wool on 05/01/2007 18:53:34 MDT Print View

You can get the kind of wool you want here http://www.shelby.fi/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_25&products_id=331&osCsid=3b0b21920a71665ad9208164dd97e17a
but its pricy at 20 euros a meter.

Royal

David Wills
(willspower3) - F
Re: Source for wool? on 05/01/2007 19:39:06 MDT Print View

from a previous post:
http://www.emmaonesock.com/fabrics/woolknits.asp
is one source
http://www.jascofabrics.com/shopping/index.html
is another.

It's all expensive. You would probably be better off with stuff available from the market.

Joe Federici
(need2boat) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Wool on 05/03/2007 12:33:31 MDT Print View

I've ordered a few fabrics from Shelby. They also have a wool blend that's a bit cheaper and still very nice. I'd also reccomend his patters. They are well designed and easy to use.

JFF