Ooooh, this is luxurious. Wonderful brushed wool coating that is sleek and sophisticated. It has a very slight nap which is more obvious on one side of the fabric than the other. Made of 100% wool, you can't get any better for warding off the chill- plus, if you're an absolute overachiever, you could needle felt some adornments. I personally prefer to intend to do something like that, and then never actually get around to it (but I do think about it every time I wear the item, that's practically the same thing). While intended for outwear, this fabric is lightweight enough that you could make a wonderful blazer, heavyweight skirt, or accessories like a hat or scarf out of it. it isn't quite as soft as a merino, so I'd recommend lining it if your skin is a little more sensitive.
This is a heavyweight fabric, but as far as coatings go, I'd call it a midweight coating. It has a teeny bit of stretch due to the fabric content.