Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Creative Customers: Susan's Capote Trio

The capote is a long, warm, wool coat with a long history. Back in the 1700s, this style of coat -- made from a wool blanket -- was popular among soldiers, traders, and travelers.

Capotes are still popular today. Some folks choose to use Pendleton blanket weight jacquard fabric; others go the more traditional route and cut apart a blanket.

Creative Customer Susan shared this picture of three capotes made using Pendleton wool.

Just imagine traveling through the mountains on a snowy day, wrapped in a thick, warm, woolen capote! At the end of the day, a coat like this could become your sleeping bag -- just pull up the hood and slide your hands into the sleeves and you're snuggled up for bed.

Have you turned a favorite Pendleton blanket or fabric into a capote (or other style of coat)? We'd love to see it!

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