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October Crafting Sale is Here

crafty photo of brightly colore yarn skeins and knitting needles arranged in a circle with pattern books

Let’s Get Crafty

We are celebrating October with 30% off crafting supplies, including all yarn, crafting kits, tools and supplies. This includes favorites like:

  • Cascade 128 yarn
  • Picnic Basket kit
  • Selvage Rug Crochet kit
  • Origami Bag kit
  • And more.

Call or visit to see everything and get inspired.

And don’t forget Socktober

A group of sock-wearing feet around a campfire, with the words "Socktober Buy 3 pairs of socks, get one free" across the bottom of the photo

Our annual sock sale is here, just in time to stock up for Fall and the holidays. When you buy three pair of socks during Socktober, you get a pair of equal or lesser value for free at all our retail stores. Offer valid through the last day of this month (10/31/2020).

We Are Open

We are open following all state mandates, including monitoring social distancing, limiting capacity, and wearing face masks. Curbside pickup is available.

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store
8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222
(503) 535-5786 • http://www.woolenmill.store • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

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SewDaily & Pendleton Wool

A New Collection

We are delighted to see our Black/Grey Plaid wool fabric in the new Capsule Studio: PLUSH collection by SewDaily. The Capsule Studio concept is about developing (sewing) a wardrobe around the look and direction provided by SewDaily, for your own interpretation and customization.

This particular pattern collection is built around textured coziness, with winter garments in soft, warm fabrics. It’s especially right for a sewist who wants a mix and match look. Wool, which sews beautifully, is featured throughout.

We love seeing our wool in pants! Wool makes beautiful pants that are warm and cozy while still being breathable, one of wool’s amazing properties. As you know, most Pendleton plaids can be dressed up or down. The featured black and white plaid works with any accent color you choose, from warm neutrals to bold jewel tones.

Fabric and Patterns

This fabric is 30% off during our September fabric sale through the end of the month (while supplies last). Check out our offerings in person or on the Fabrics tab. You can purchase and download the collection at this link: Capsule Studio PLUSH

Happy sewing.

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An Heirloom Rocker Gets a New Life

Before

Heirloom rocker with original upholstery

We thought you’d enjoy this before and after rocker that one of our staff members had done. This sweet rocker has been in her family for some time, and was ready for a refresh.

After

Heirloom rocker with new upholstery

She chose our heavy weight Shonto blanket fabric in the Wheatlands colorway. It gives the chair a whole new life. This chair makes a great accent piece in any room. What a great way to preserve a piece of family history!

We can help with upholstery!

Please send an email to woolenmillstore@penwool.com with the subject line UPHOLSTERY INQUIRY, including the following information:

  • Type of furniture to be upholstered.
  • Dimensions of piece and/or cushions.
  • A photo of the piece to be upholstered.
  • Your choice of fabric – visit the store or see a selection of fabrics by clicking the Fabrics tab at the top of the page.

We’ll get back to you with a price quote and the next steps. All upholstery orders must be pre-paid. Pickup and delivery service is available for an additional fee.

We Are Open!

We are open following all state mandates, including monitoring social distancing, limiting capacity, and wearing face masks. Curbside pickup is available!

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

(503) 535-5786 • http://www.woolenmill.store • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

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September Annual Fabric Sale!

Going Strong through 9/30/20!

A piece of gold and navy blue fabric in the Pendleton "Basket maker" pattern draped, with the words "ANNUAL FABRIC SALE" superimposed over the fabric.
  • Up to 60% off!
  • 35 to 60% off table cuts (in-store only)
  • 30% off full-price fabric rolls
  • 25% off all sewing patterns & notions
  • $5.99 – $29.99 per yard worsted and woolen fabrics
  • Please browse our fabrics on the fabrics tab.
  • Call with any questions: we are here to help!

1949 Jacket is included in the pattern sale

1949 illustration of Plus-size pattern; two women wearing jackets.
  • Available in both regular and Plus sizing
  • Call 1-866-865-9285 to get more information and to order
  • See the back of the pattern here:
This is the back of the pattern for the 1949 jacket.

We Are Open!

We are open following all state mandates, including monitoring social distancing, limiting capacity, and wearing face masks. Curbside pickup is available!

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

(503) 535-5786 • http://www.woolenmill.store • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

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Make it with Wool

Make it with Wool

Rali Burleson, Arizona State Director of the Make It With Wool Contest, sent us a photo of herself in a dress sewn from a vintage (1949) Claire McCardell design pattern. She expects to “get a lot of mileage” out of the dress: she is able to wear it year-round in Arizona because it’s made from 100% AirLoom Merino wool (formerly known as Sir Pendleton fabric). This is a year-sound textile that is, as she says, “almost tissue-paper thin.”

The sewing process

I converted the gathers to pleats (an engineering feat in itself) and used couture techniques throughout (sew-in silk organza interfacing, Hong Kong finishes, stays along the neckline and bodice sides, hand-applied collar and invisible zipper, hand-knotted thread eyes, and more).

Accessorizing

For the vintage look, I bought a navy cardigan with ¾ length sleeved-rounded toe pumps, and a structured handbag. For the evening look, I bought a navy satin border silk chiffon scarf to wear as a shawl, pointed-toe suede pumps, and a metallic box clutch.

Admiration for the seamstresses of yore!

I concluded that seamstresses of yore were of a different cut of cloth (pun intended). The vintage patterns I love so much are not for the faint of heart! And to think everyone made their own clothes, children’s clothes, household linens (quilts, embroidered tablecloths, pillowcases, aprons, and so on). Whew!

Would You Like to Enter?
Here is the new and improved National MIWW website: https://makeitwithwool.com/state-contests
Contests are run at the state level, and deadline dates (mostly this Fall) are listed by state. This is a great time to explore your state’s contest, especially with so many students expected to be home based this Fall. And don’t forget our September apparel fabric sale! 
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August Sale on apparel-weight wool fabrics!

three pair of pants made with Pendleton's apparel weight wool

Sale!

  • All apparel-weight wool fabric
  • Sale $5.99 – $29.99/ yard
  • Clearance styles, reg. $40.00/ yard
  • 30% off full-price styles
  • Sale runs August 10th through 28th

Any questions? Just give us a call at 503-535-5786 or 1-866-865-9285 for answers.

Summer Classes Update

  • For the safety of staff & customers, all summer classes are canceled.
  • This includes classes taught through Portland Community College.
  • Stay tuned for news on Fall classes.

We are open!

We are following all state mandates including monitoring social distancing, limiting store capacity, and requiring face masks on staff and customers.

  • Curbside pickup available!
  • Phone and email orders also accepted
  • We can take orders over the phone and ship to you!
  • Call 503-535-5786 or 1-866-865-9285
  • Email: WoolenMillStore@penwool.com

 

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

(503) 535-5786 • http://www.woolenmill.store • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

 

 

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July Sale Info – Celebrate with us!

A woman wrapped in a Pendleton Brave Star blanket stands i a mountain canyon.

Clearance on Clearance Sale!

  • 40% off all clearance items
  • Big savings on discontinued goods including apparel, gifts & home décor

Celebrate Your Best Friend

  • 30-40% off pet gear
  • Free gift with pet bed purchase
  • 50% off dog coat pattern with fabric purchase
  • Make a free dog toy in store!
  • Take a photo with your dog in our special area
  • Enter to win prizes
  • Pet sale runs July 6 through 31

Summer Classes Update

For the safety of staff & customers, all summer classes are cancelled, including those through Portland Community College. Stay tuned for news on Fall classes.

Yes, we’re open!

  • Monday – Saturday 10am through 4 pm, Sunday 11am through 4pm
  • We are following all state mandates, including monitoring social distancing, store capacity, and wearing of face masks by staff and customers.
  • Curbside pickup available
  • Phone and email orders also accepted, call: 503-535-5786 or 1-866-865-9285 or email us at: WoolenMillStore@penwool.com

 

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

(503) 535-5786 • http://www.woolenmill.store • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

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Camper Redux with Pendleton by Sunbrella Fabrics

Camper Fun Awaits!

The 4th of July weekend is almost here! Will you be camping? Will you be camping in style? To inspire you, please enjoy these before and after shots from Megan, who used Pendleton by Sunbrella fabric to spruce up her camper.

Before:

A U-shaped eating area in a camper.

Here is after!

A U-shaped eating area in a camper with bright Pendleton by Sunbrella fabric cushions.

Here is her note:

Here is a pic of our new camper cushions! We took the camper on a 4 day road trip in eastern Oregon last weekend and the fabric is great. It seems to wear well, and resisted all the abuse two teenagers and three dogs could throw at it! Not to mention it looks FABULOUS. Thank you so much for helping me create the Pendleton camper of my dreams! 

Megan

Sunbrella Specs

Sunbrella fabrics are incredible for indoor/outdoor use. They are fade-proof, stain-proof, and mildew-proof. Learn more about their properties and sustainable manufacturing process here:

Pendleton by Sunbrella Fabrics

And if you’d like to see them for yourself, pay us a visit. Have a safe and fun 4th.

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

(503) 535-5786 • http://www.woolenmill.store • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

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June Fiber Arts Sale

June specials at the Woolen Mill Store!

Free shipping on all mill scrap product:

  • Wooly worms: $.50 cents/lb  OUT OF STOCK!! 
  • Wooly Selvage: $2./lb
  • Header: $5.00/lb – 10 pound order maximum for free shipping!

Selvages are narrow, feathery strips trimmed from the edges of fabrics. Shown are selvages from a blue, ivory and grey woolen flannel. Selection varies.

All specials are while supplies last. To order, call 1-866-865-9285!

Stock up and save through June 30

All Crafting Products On Sale:

  • 25% off kits, tools, supplies
  • 25% off quilting fat quarters & layer cakes
  • 50% off Colorplay carded wool
  • 25% off yarn; see selection here: YARN SELECTION

Plus, shop in-store for additional savings on clearance accessories and gift items

Free Tutorial

We are offering free instruction on how to crochet a rug!

Photo of a crocheted wool rug made of Pendleton wool scraps, a crochet hook, and a strip of selvage.

See instructions here: Rug instructions

Summer classes

Here’s our updateupdate:

  • For the safety of staff and customers, all summer classes are cancelled.
  • This includes classes through PCC.
  • Stay tuned for news on Fall classes.
Yes, We are open!

We are following all state-mandates, including monitoring social distancing, limiting capacity, and wearing face masks.

  • Monday through Saturday, 10am – 4pm
  • CURBSIDE PICKUP AVAILABLE
  • Phone and email orders are also accepted
  • Call: 503-535-5768 or 1-866-865-9285
  • Email us at: WoolenMillStore@penwool.com

 

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

(503) 535-5786 • http://www.woolenmill.store • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

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Crochet Rug with Pendleton Selvage

Photo of a crocheted wool rug made of Pendleton wool scraps, a crochet hook, and a strip of selvage.

Here is a project to enjoy now, and for a lifetime of crafting.

Materials

  • Size Q crochet hook
  • Five pounds of selvages (makes approximately 2′ x 3′ rug)
  • Scissors

 

Getting Started

  • Wind the selvage into balls.
  • In most cases, you’ll want to keep two strands of selvage layered together, rather than separating them – it is much easier to work with and you’ll get a thicker rug!
  • If you can’t find an end, cut one.

 

Crochet Time

  • The center chain of your rug will determine the shape.
  • A very short chain (2-4 stitches or the width of the palm of your hand) will give you a round rug.
  • A medium length chain (6-12 stitches or the space from wrist to elbow) will give you a soft oval.
  • A long chain (16-24 stitches or the length of your leg) will give you a more defined oval.

 

Gauge

  • As loose as possible.
  • Try to leave at least two fingers’ worth of space in each stitch.
  • If you are having trouble crocheting loosely, try doing it without the hook and just use your fingers!

 

Row 1

  • Single crochet your way down one side of the chain.
  • When you get to the end of the chain, chain one extra stitch (aka increase) and then single crochet back up the other side of the chain.

 

Row 2-end

  • Repeat around the central chain.
  • Increase at the ends of the rug (for example, as you go into and out of the curve at the end of the oval) to allow it to lay flat.
  • You may need to experiment and adjust your increases in order to shape your rug.

 

Finishing

When you have 6-12” of selvage left, weave in the end using your fingers or a yarn needle.

 

Splicing

There are a few different options for splicing the selvage together when you reach the end of a ball.

  • Layer at least 6” of the old strand with at least 6” of the new strand and keep crocheting.
  • Pull approximately 2” of the weft (horizontal) yarn out of the warp and discard. Tie the old and new strands together with a double knot. Trim the ends even with the selvage fringe and the knot will disappear.
  • Pull approximately 2” of the weft (horizontal) yarn out of the warp and discard. Tie individual warp threads together with a double knot. Trim the ends even with the selvage fringe.

 

Shaping

  • If the rug begins to form a bowl, you are not increasing enough.
  • If the rug begins to ruffle, you are increasing too much.

 

Caring For Your Rug

You can dry clean or hand wash your rug if you like. However, these rugs are sturdy! You can safely vacuum them or wash them in a washing machine. If you would like to felt your rug (the loose yarn will twist into tufts), wash in hot water. If you would like your selvage to stay more eyelashy, wash your rug in cold water. Block after washing so rug will retain its shape. Lay flat to dry or tumble dry low.