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Date: 12/14/11 10:12 AM

I am looking at this sunflower yellow wool fabric on ebay. It is the closest I have found to what I want to make a blazer from. It says that it has a "tight, visible weave". What does that mean? Can anyone tell me?

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Date: 12/14/11 10:58 AM

I'd think the phrase "tight, visible weave" could be used to describe a pique, or a twill, or a shantung for example--which are all different. The pics in the auction aren't great for determining what the face of the fabric looks like; I'd ask the seller for a close-up shot.

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Date: 12/14/11 12:29 PM

What a pretty color. Checked it out and checked out the seller's other items. It appears that selling fabric is not their primary business and someone was trying to give the best possible description. Go ahead and enlarge the picture and pull out a magnifying glass. The weave almost looks twill like as opposed to a felted type finish on some coats.

I'd preshrink the fabric before construction and found this thread, right here on PR, to give you some start up information.
Fabrics and more....... 'pre-shrinking wool'

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Date: 12/14/11 3:12 PM

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What a pretty color. Checked it out and checked out the seller's other items. It appears that selling fabric is not their primary business and someone was trying to give the best possible description. Go ahead and enlarge the picture and pull out a magnifying glass. The weave almost looks twill like as opposed to a felted type finish on some coats.



I'd preshrink the fabric before construction and found this thread, right here on PR, to give you some start up information.

Fabrics and more....... 'pre-shrinking wool'

I am really wanting the wool flannel type material that alot of coats and blazers are made from. I have been searching and searching and I can find almost every color except the harvest gold color. I found this cotton flannel, but I just don't know if it would have the same feel.

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Date: 12/14/11 4:55 PM

The color on the flannel is pretty also, but here is their description:

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This double-sided flannel is ideal for baby blankets, pillows, bed sheets and garments.

Without a swatch in hand, I would be thinking nice pajama material or heavy shirt material at best.

What I am really thinking is how much I miss having good home town fabric stores.
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Date: 12/14/11 5:17 PM

I would contact the owner at Renaissance Fabrics. She carries lovely wool flannel. There isn't a yellow/gold/mustard listed right now, but she's had them in the past and may be able to get them via special order.

Also, Fabric Mart has this gold Shetland wool, with a great image showing just how "visible" the weave can be:



I have some of this wool in grey, and the weave (twill) is *very* visible... which is not typically a feature of wool flannel.

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