This is a beautiful heavier weight wool-blend coating. Completely sumptuous! Although it's called a velvet, I believe this refers to the feel of the fabric more than the actual weave, as it does not appear to be a true velvet weave. However, so gorgeous. It's rich and thick, with a brushed finish on the face (very velvety). Keep in mind this has a nap, so you'll want to be careful with layout and cutting.