We are taking the beloved event—usually held annually in Puyallup Washington—online, so everyone can attend. Don’t miss this first-ever virtual expo, including the following classes we are hosting online. All skill levels welcome!
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
Call or visit to see everything and get inspired.
And don’t forget Socktober
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.
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
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.
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!
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).
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!