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Pendleton by Sunbrella Fabrics

The season for outdoor living is here, and Pendleton is ready with Pendleton by Sunbrella outdoor fabrics.

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Pendleton consistently searches out the best partners for collaborations and shared projects. We have been delighted with our partnership with Glenraven on a line of Pendleton-patterned outdoor fabrics. These Pendleton by Sunbrella fabrics are perfect for all outdoor uses, including awnings, furniture, umbrellas, and anything else you can think of.  They also work indoors, for ultra-durable upholstery.

Like Pendleton, Glenraven (the company that produces Sunbrella fabrics) is a multi-generational family business. Also like Pendleton, Glenraven is headquartered in the USA. And, again, like Pendleton, they have maintained a strong commitment to weaving in the USA. You can see the Glenraven mill in action in this video.

Pendleton by Sunbrella fabrics use dyed threads for weaving, which means vivid, lasting color. That’s a similiarity to wool, which also takes dye all the way to the core.

One key reason Pendleton has been so proud to work with Glenraven lies in the company’s commitment to sustainability. Any used Sunbrella fabric can be returned to the company for recycling and re-use through their Renaissance program. You can read all about that here: Sustainability and Sunbrella

Did you know you can set a Sunbrella fabric in a bucket of bleach, and it won’t change its color? These fabrics will not run, stain, or fade…ever. The world’s clumsiest person can’t ruin Sunbrella fabrics, though you can watch someone try in this video:

The “Indoor Durability Challenge” will give you an idea of what Sunbrella fabrics can withstand.

We use these fabrics in our store designs, and choose them when our stores need awnings, as in our Pendleton store in Eugene, Oregon. They make an impact indoors or out, as you can see in this adorable camping trailer interior by @stagecoachdetaildesign that artfully uses Pendleton by Sunbrella fabrics. 

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For information on their work and design services, contact information is here: STAGECOACH detail and design

If you’re feeling inspired, we  stock Pendleton by Sunbrella fabrics  – call us directly for availability and information.

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Happy summer!

 

promotions

30% off apparel fabric sale with details you need to read!

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Select apparel weight fabrics are 30% off this Memorial Day weekend, 5/22/19 through 5/27/19, at our two mill stores (Washougal WA, Pendleton OR), and 5/22/19 through 5/26/19 at the Woolen Mill Store (Milwaukie OR).

Please note: The Woolen Mill Store in Milwaukie is closed on Memorial Day, but our two mill stores in Washougal and Pendleton are open that day. And of course, the Woolen Mill Store in Milwaukie is open and honoring the sale Wed-Sun.

Come shop a beautiful selection at 30% off. Select apparel weight fabrics only.

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A Camper Redux with Pendleton Wool Seat Covers

Our Rio Rancho fabric is inspiring so many customers, including Leilani Sullivan. Leilani and her husband have done an amazing job refurbishing a camper and making it into a dreamy, fun space that reflects their taste and talent for decorating, cooking and crafting –all while on the road! 

Here are Leilani’s words on the project:

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In the fall of 2016, we purchased a 2002 Jayco Granite Ridge 27 ‘ Class C RV. We spent some time that winter doing a little remodeling: painting the cabinets and counter tops, putting some burlap coffee bean sacks on the fronts and backs of the dining seats, above the cab and in the bathroom, and making new cushion covers and divider curtains for the bedroom and cab.

We camped in it for the next two seasons. We love camping, but didn’t love the carpet at all, as we travel with our dogs and usually have muddy boots from hiking. The fabric I used on my cushion covers was pretty, but not very good quality. So this past winter, we ordered new cushion covers through the Woolen Mill Store.

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Wow, what a beautiful addition they are! They add a level of class that is rustic, elegant and very durable. We also took the carpet out and put down wood flooring that we made from cedar fence pickets. My husband milled the pickets down to 1/2″ thickness, distressed them, painted them with a vinegar and steel wool mixture to age them, waxed them and installed them in the RV.

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We removed all the window valances, painted the window frames and then framed them out in the same wood as the floor.  We covered all the walls with the burlap sacks. We also added vinyl flooring that looks like wood to the backsplash, and headboard. We finished the projects by ordering fabric, and making custom window blinds.

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All of the renovation makes our little RV feel like a homey rustic cabin. It is so inviting.  We love meeting up with friends for camping in the mountains of Colorado and to see the fall colors in Missouri. I know there are a lot of beautiful spots that we hope to see in the next few years.

We also have a lot of camping hobbies! What are those? We do some Dutch oven cooking.

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We also make lanterns out of old minnow buckets by drawing scenes on brown paper that we insert into the minnow bucket.

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We hang the lanterns from our awnings for ambiance lighting.

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Another hobby is bleach painting on shirts – this is bleach painting on the picnic table at the campground.

Everyone who has seen the interior just loves it, and some are encouraging us to do another camper remodel! We recently purchased a 1974 Avion travel trailer as a project. Hopefully we will be able to have Pendleton help us add beautiful touches to this travel trailer as well.

Thank you, Leilani! This is inspiring. We love the truly handcrafted interior, and hope you’ll let us see your latest project as it unfolds. 

See our Rio Rancho fabric here: Fabric.

All photos by Leilani Sullivan

Giveaway

Instagram Giveaway – Cascade 220 Yarns!

Head over to Instagram to enter our Cascade 220 yarns giveaway. We are giving away ten skeins of this affordable and versatile quality yarn that can be used for a wide range of projects. We have a rainbow of colors ready for your next project. Here are all the details:

  • 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
  • Weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz (worsted weight)
  • Approx. Yardage: 220 yds / 200 m
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 7 – 8 / 4.5 – 5.0 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 18 – 20 = 4″ (10 cm) (suggested gauge only–yarn weight is based on Craft Yarn Council guidelines)
  • Crochet Hook Size: H / 5.00 mm (I / 5.50 mm, J / 6.00 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 14 sc = 4″ (10 cm) (13 sc = 4″ (10 cm), 13 sc = 4″ (10 cm)

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You can win ten skeins on Instagram, easy-peasy! Rules after the jump.

See our Instagram here (and enter, if you like) here: Woolen Mill Store

Continue reading “Instagram Giveaway – Cascade 220 Yarns!”

projects

The 1949 Jacket pattern – order today and save!

Introducing the 1949 Jacket Pattern by Pendleton!

Pre-order your pattern and save, regular cost: $20.00, pre-order at $15.00.

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This is based on our famous ’49er jacket, star of our women’s line debut in 1949. Read about it here: The Pendleton ’49er jacket

The joy of sewing your own jacket is that you can make all the changes you’d like to.

  • Choose a plaid, a stripe or a solid wool – even a jacquard pattern!
  • Add or omit pockets.
  • Add a self-belt.
  • Lengthen or shorten the body and sleeves.
  • Use any buttons you’d like – maybe some special vintage buttons you’ve been saving for a project!
  • Sew it up in cotton for summer wear.

The list is endless! So call and order yours today. We are so excited about this one! And click here to check out the wonderful wools we have available: Plaids and Apparel fabrics

Sizing information:

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Patterns will be mailed to you in April. Call to order: 503-535-5786

Also, thanks to popular demand, this pattern is in development for Plus sizes!

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Letterman’s Jacket with Pendleton Fabric!

We have a long history of providing wool to the makers of lettermen’s jackets, but this is the first one we’ve seen that uses our incredible jacquard-woven patterned wool.

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Alysia designed this jacket for her son, Phillip, who lettered in football (4 years) and basketball (1 year) at White Swan High School in Washington state. Phillip’s family is so proud of his accomplishments, and this jacket was a great way to show it.

Alysia patterned and cut the jacket in our Rio Rancho fabric and full grain leather. She had it sewn by a professional shop that has the proper machinery to sew with leather.

Thanks to Alysia for sharing this great jacket, and congratulations to Phillip. Here’s to his bright future!