Wool Cycling Shorts
Mark Allyn Artistic Journal
Clothing, Jewelry, and Light Artist in Bellingham, Washington
Wool Cycling Shorts
These warm and comfortable cycling shorts are hand crafted from heavy wool commercial upholstery fabric.

The patter on the fabric is real tapistry and embroidery.

You can see similar fabric on commercial upholstery; ie; chairs and sofas in offices, restaurant, airports, and train stations.

I choose to use commercial upholstery fabrics for some of my clothing because it is very durable and can withstand lots of my bicycling in a wide varity of wet and nasty weather that we have here in Portland, Oregon.

I choose to make my own cycling shorts in response to the high prices and poor color and size choices of what I see in the stores.

To give you perspective, the fabric I used for these shorts was purchased in the remnents section of a fabric store here in Portland (Mill End Fabrics for you locals out there). For these shorts, I used probably less than $30 of fabric.

Commercial cycling shorts; even those with no color or artistic value; can cost up to close to $100.00 in the shops.

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