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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.

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Upholstery in 1/12 scale with Pendleton Wool

A dollhouse chair upholstered in Pendleton wool

Fun with Scrap!

A creative customer name Sherrill sent us photos of her newest dollhouse furniture project; a wooden chair with Chief Joseph cushions. Sherril wrote to say, “I’ve been having fun with the scraps I bought. This is a dollhouse scene. I bent the wood for this chair and selected just the right motifs from the Chief Joseph design.”

Another view of the dollhouse scene

We can’t get over how fun this is, and have been eyeing our scraps, wondering which motifs (or tiny plaids) would lend themselves to miniature upholstery.

How about you?

Have you done something fun with our scrap that you’d like to share? Drop us a line and show us your stuff!

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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Whip up something tasty with a Pendleton Wool “Layer Cake”!

Stacks of Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool, sold as "layer cakes."

Pendleton Layer Cakes

Pendleton Layer Cakes are made up of 22 piece stacks of 12” x 12” pieces, including one of each color of our Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool®. They are prized by quilters for applique and also work wonderfully for hand-stitched softies!

We are featuring Layer Cakes at 25% off the regular price of $70.00, for a sale price of $52.50.

Books On Sale

To complement the Cakes and inspire you, we are also offering these books at 25% off (while supplies last).

A stack of books, Softies by Therese Laskey

  • Softies by Therese Laskey; regularly $19.95, 25% off sale price is $ 14.96
  • Celebrate Wool Applique by Deborah Gale Tirico; regularly $29.95, 25% off sale price is $22.46
  • Exploring Folk Art with Wool Applique and More by Rebekah Smith and Kelsey Smith; regularly  24.95, 25% off sale price is $18.71
  • Wool Applique Heirlooms by Mary A. Blyth; regularly $ 26.95, 25% off sale price is $20.21 (not pictured)

Two craft books about wool applique.

How to Order

Call or email to order. In emails, please include your shipping address and phone number to call for your credit card information.

  • Curbside pick-up available Monday-Thursday 12:00-3:00pm PST.
  • This sale starts today, May 13, 2020, and runs through May 31, 2020. 

 

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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Apparel Weight fabrics 50% off…includes plaids, solids, and stripes!

See our fabrics and get inspired!

  • Apparel Weight fabrics 50% off…includes plaids, solids, and stripes!
  • Sale runs through Friday May 29th
  • Regularly $ 40.00 yard, sale prices $ 9.99-$ 20.00 yard.
  • Check our apparel weight fabrics page for available patterns:  https://woolenmill.store/new-apparel-fabrics/

The 1949 pattern

Photo of a jacket pattern for the Pendleton 1949 Jacket, sitting on blue and black plaid fabric. Pattern cover features drawings of two women in wool jackets.

  • This is a great opportunity to make your own 1949 Pendleton Jacket!
  • Pendleton 1949 pattern! Regular price $ 20.00, now on sale $ 10.00

Store Hours Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00 PST. To order Call 503-535-5786 or 1-866-865-9285 or email us at  woolenmillstore@penwool.com

  • Curbside pick-up available Monday-Thursday 12:00-3:00pm PST.
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Pendleton Blankets are “Beautiful Things” — House Beautiful

The Woolen Mill Store’s Blanket Wall

If you’ve ever visited our store, you’ve seen our wall of blankets; shelves full of our first-quality, USA-made wool blankets. We have one of the best selections of Pendleton blankets anywhere!

“Beautiful Things” film series

House Beautiful magazine has a fantastic series of short films called “Beautiful Things”. We were honored when they contacted us about featuring our blankets. These are the same facilities that produce our beautiful wool fabrics, which are also processed, dyed and woven in our mills.

So enjoy!

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Pueblo Dwelling Projects

A Note from a Customer

Astrid sends us the following:

Attached are some photos of my chairs and other projects like runners that I did with the pueblo dwelling fabric. It is such a beautiful fabric and of course I had to order more!  

Astrid

Thank you for sharing, Astrid! Aren’t these photos inspiring?

Before and After

Two traditional wooden dining chairs sit side-by-side in a sewing room. The chair to the right has green striped velvet as its upholstered seat, and the chair to the left has been covered in Pendleton Pueblo Dwelling wool fabric. Well, actually this is after (left) and before (right). We love the look of these traditional chairs recovered with our fabric.

Below is a table’s worth of beautiful chairs, upholstered with different parts of the pattern’s repeat.

Four traditional wooden dining chairs, recovered in Pendleton Pueblo Dwelling wool fabric.

Jacquard Looms

Many jacquard-loomed fabrics give you twice the options with just one fabric, because the face of the fabric can vary so dramatically from the reverse of the fabric. Pueblo Dwelling is one such example; one side might is solid with bright geometric patterns, and the reverse is bold and beautiful stripes with black geometric patterns.

Astrid has shown this off with her four chairs. The two center chairs use the exact same part of the pattern repeat. The fabric’s face is on the left, and the reverse on the right. The chairs to the far left and right are made the same way with a different part of the repeat.

So when you select a Pendleton wool jacquard fabric, remember that you have lots of options, based on which side of the fabric you use, and which parts of the pattern you highlight. We are trying to photograph our new fabrics with a fold to show the reverse whenever we can, so you have a clear sense of both sides.

Fun with Leftovers

A woode end table sits next to a leather chair, with a piece of Pendleton Pueblo Dwelling wool fabric on top of the table, with a vase of bright flowers and a Kleenex box.

Astrid hasn’t let her leftover fabric go to waste; and this isn’t just about how wool looks. Wool makes an exceptionally absorbent table covering that will keep your wooden surfaces safe from spills. Liquid usually just beads up on top of it, and you can roll it off into the sink.

Are you inspired?

Give us a call at the store 503.535.5786 or 1.866.865.9285 or email us at woolenmillstore@penwool.com   We can ship right to your door.

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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Introducing Rancho Arroyo Shale

The new Rancho Arroyo fabric is here, in a geometric pattern of grey, beige, navy, shale blue, tan and olive.

Shale is here!

Rancho Arroyo is a customer favorite. That’s why we’re so excited to show you a new Rancho Arroyo color; Shale, in shades of shale blue, cream and grey, with navy, olive and camel accent colors. It’s 64” wide and available for purchase.

Is it calling to you?

Then give us a call at the store 503.535.5786 or 1.866.865.9285 or email us at woolenmillstore@penwool.com   We can ship right to your door.

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

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