Natural wool fabric made in Portugal burel
Pile of natural patterns and colours of Portuguese boiled wool smilier to load fabric
colours and patterns burel Portuguese boiled wool fabric

Portuguese burel | pearl boiled wool fabric

Available in pre-cuts or by the meter /yard, 100% boiled wool with natural colour.
SIZE: Pre-cuts or by meter/yard: 0.5 Linear Meter (50 cm - 20" / half yard)
Product details

- 50x50cm (approx. 20”x20")
- HALF LINEAR METER / YARD - 50x160 cm (approx. 20” x 63” OR 0.547 yards x 1.74 yards)
- LINEAR METER / YARD – 100 x160 cm (approx. 39 3/8” x 63” OR 1.09 yards x 1.74 yards)

COLOURS/PATTERNS: Pearl / Ivory - natural undyed colour

THICKNESS: 2mm / approx. 0.08"
WEIGHT: 800g/m2 - approx. 23.6oz (heavier than most boiled wool fabrics)
COMPOSITION: 100% wool from Portuguese sheep

Burel is a dirt repelling fabric. Use wool program in the washing machine. This is a pre-shrunk fabric.

WHOLESALE: If you want to have more info about buying burel at wholesale conditions, please get in touch.

Product description

ABOUT BUREL: Burel is a boiled pure wool craft fabric produced following time-honoured traditions in the mountainous Serra da Estrela region of Portugal. Used by mountain residents and shepherds, it's somewhat like felt but has a more rustic feel. Unlike regular felt, Burel is both woven and felted, making it tougher and resistant. The edges don't need finishing since it won't unravel. It's also waterproof, fire-resistant, and one of the strongest fabrics globally.

HOW IT IS MADE: The making process is unique. Wool gets washed, spun, woven, and the wool fabric goes through a process called "pisoagem," where it gets pounded and scalded, similar to felting. In the old days, the final step was letting Burel dry in the sun.

HOW TO USE: Versatile and durable, this material is perfect for a wide range of creative projects. It can be used to create jackets, capes, cardigans, bags, backpacks, belts, berets, and necklaces. Its durability also makes it an excellent choice for blankets, rugs, pillows, and various home decor projects. Moreover, with its exceptional acoustic and thermal properties, this material has found its way into architectural projects

We offer Burel in natural and dyed colours, available in pre-cuts and by the meter. You'll find our range of unique natural colours and patterns here. And for the dyed colours follow this link

Processing time

2 to 5 working days for pre-cuts / 3 weeks for by the meter options

Shipping & Delivery


EU: 3 to 10 working days

UK: 3 to 10 working days

US: 7 to 15 working days

Other countries: 7 to 20 working days

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Return & Refund

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