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Something fun for Friday: Custom Suits with Pendleton Wool

A Customer Note

We received these fun photos from one of our customers, and wanted to share with you all for a Friday smile.

Dear Pendleton,

I hope this is something that can put a smile to your face, and hopefully be shared with other Pendleton fans. My husband, Jordan, and his best friend Ian, each had custom suits made with Pendleton Wool, and they absolutely couldn’t be happier.

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Jordan’s jacket is made of the “Basket Maker Turquoise” sponge weight fabric, and his pants are the Eco-wise wool in “Berry”. Ian’s jacket is made of “Pine Top Red”, and his paints are the color “Doe.” They accessorized with bolo ties, belt buckles, and the Stetson hats that they purchased over 10 years ago when they originally graduated. Both suits were beautifully tailored in Albuquerque, New Mexico by the tailor at Final Stitch Alterations and Clothing, who, I think, was pretty surprised by this request. I should also credit Ian’s dog Ned, who wanted to be in the picture.

Originally, they intended that the maiden voyage of these suits would be a yearly alumni event held in early March for their fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta, at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, where Ian, Jordan, and I attended college. Unfortunately, like so many other people during these challenging times, we were unable to attend this year’s event because of work requirements related to cross-state travel and quarantine.  Instead, Ian and his wife Maria hosted Jordan and I for our own mini alumni event in Albuquerque to celebrate our friendship, our health, and of course, the Pendleton suits. With any luck, the suits will make a more public debut at next year’s event. 

Thank you!

Emily

Emily thank YOU for sharing. We love seeing what creative people imagine with our fabrics.

More information needed?

Give us a call to find out about these fabrics, or any others you need for your projects. We are able to take orders via email and phone, and are happy to 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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Happy Earth Day 2020!

Two young sheep stand in a pasture, looking directly at the camera.

Earth Day during Quarantine

In some ways, this is a difficult time to celebrate our planet, since we are all doing our best to observe quarantine protocols and stay indoors. But consider this. Right now, the Internet is full of inspiring shots of clean air, clear water and adventurous wildlife stepping out on city streets. Our planet is getting a well-earned rest for Earth Day.

Stack of folded Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool on a table.

Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool®

There are many, many products out there claiming to be “green.” From the sheep to the shelf, Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool® passes strict standards of sustainability and stewardship, verified and certified. This means that if you were to take a Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool® fabric and bury it, it would leave the earth better, not worse, for the addition.

So consider a project with Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool® – You can see it here (after the melton fabrics): Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool®

And Happy Earth Day. We will all remember this one, won’t we?

 

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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New fabrics!

Our new fabric is here

Check out the new lightweight and medium weight jacquard patterns we just added!

 

What projects will you use these new patterns for?

  • Remember, small cuts are fine when you order fro the store.
  • See our fabrics pages for descriptions and details: Fabrics
  • If your fabric is not listed yet, give us a call. We can answer your questions.
  • Call us or email us with your order and we will be in touch!
  • We accept all major credit cards.

More information needed?

If you need information about materials or have any questions, please give us a call at (503) 535-5786.

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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A Happy Customer with the WMS Upholstery Door Service

A note from a happy customer

Hi All,
I wanted to send a note to let you and your team know how pleased we are with our new cushions. The seamstress did such a fabulous job lining up the pattern and just the overall quality. The ladies who were at the store when I picked up the cushions asked if I would send a photo. Here is a before and after of the sunken living room in our 1972 home. We are in the process of remodeling the entire home to a “modern lodge” theme – this room is now our favorite!
Thanks again,
Tabitha

We are happy to share this beautiful transformation!

Before:

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After:

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Door Service

We are offering door service for upholstery projects. We are happy to provide a quote for labor and materials.

  • Shop fabrics online at woolenmill.store.
  • Request swatches to see colors in your room or match existing décor. We will mail them, and this is a complimentary service.
  • Email us at woolenmillstore@penwool.comand include a picture, and dimensions (length x width x height).
  • We will email your estimate.

More information needed?

If you need information about materials or have any questions, please give us a call at (503) 535-5786.

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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A Kit Project for #CraftingatHome

Two checkered pillows on a background of white linen. These pillows are made from strips of Pendleton wool felt binding in Navy Blue and White.

Introducing our newest craft kit for woven wool pillows!

This kit contains all needed supplies to make a pillow, woven from our wool binding (70%wool/30% rayon). You will learn basic weaving and beginning sewing techniques. We’ve made the kit in grey and white. So versatile!

A craft kit for making a pillow of woven wool, with the bagged kit, a finished pillow, and a board with weaving in process shown.

 

Email us at WoolenMillStore@penwool.com to order while supplies last! The Woven Pillow kit is $20.00, plus $7.00 shipping.

More options for you

And if you already have this craft down pat from taking our class on the subject, keep in mind that we sell felt binding in a rainbow of 19 colors by the yard! It is 1.5” wide and $1.00 a yard!  Just imagine the customized color combos you can choose.

See all the colors here: Felt Binding

If you need information about materials or have any questions, please give us a call at (503) 535-5786. Happy crafting!

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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Free Online Tutorial: Sew a Tote!

Join us for a free online class!

A woman stands with the jacquard tote bag slung over her shoulder.

  • Get up close and personal to a work in progress.
  • Make an easy-to-sew tote out of Pendleton wool fabric.
  • All materials used in this tutorial are available to order by phone from our store.

Ready to learn?

Screen shot from a free online tutorial for sewing a jacquard wool Pendleton tote bag. A blonde woman holds p the finished bag, she is seated next to a sewing machine.

Click here to watch the class: Jacquard Tote Bag Class

Information

If you need information about materials used, or have any questions, please give us a call at (503) 535-5786. Happy crafting!

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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All Classes Cancelled

An Interior shot of the Woolen Mill Store with fabric rolls of colorful wool Pendleton fabric. A chair sits in the forground, upholstered in Pendleton wool, with Pendleton wool pillows on it.

Cancellations

All classes taught by the Woolen Mill Store have been cancelled due to current restrictions. This includes classes registered through Portland Community College, and classes registered through our store.

Please contact us if you have paid for a class and need a refund, and thank you.

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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Making Connections with Pendleton Wool

The Wonders of Wool

Here at the Woolen Mill Store, we are passionate about wool and its properties; durability, sustainability, ease of tailoring, and beauty. That’s why we love the Make it With Wool competition. We’re also passionate about the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington that happens each year (shown in time lapse, above). With the displays, booths, classes, and wonderful conversations we have there, we learn as much as we teach.

Creative Customers

That’s why we were delighted when a Make It With Wool contestant dropped by our booth to show us the entry she made with wool purchased from our booth last year. She graciously allowed us to share these photos of her creation: a pieced coat with a unique back zipper and beautiful tonal embellishment.

Isn’t this coat a work of art?

Safety Concerns and More

We understand that many of you are home right now, whether you are working from home, or home with your children due to school closures, or, sadly, in quarantine. We want you to know that we can ship directly to your house. Pre-shop the fabrics on the fabric tab, and then call 1-866-865-9285 or email us at  WoolenMillStore@penwool.com for help.

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

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

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am – 5:30pm • Sunday 11am – 4pm

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Miss Rodeo Oregon Takes the Stage in Pendleton Wool

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Miss Rodeo America Contestant

The Pendleton Woolen Mill Store was delighted to be part of the unique and beautiful attire worn by Taylor Ann Skramstad as she competed in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant. Here are the designers who worked with her in styling these unique outfits:  Ariana Head, Judy Benzel, Harris Sisters Collaborative, Kanaine, and Char Bracher.

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Making Oregon Proud

Taylor Ann Skramstad is the daughter of Scott and Kelly Skramstad of Umapine, Oregon.  Growing up with her three younger siblings on the Lazy SK Quarter Horse Ranch, she has helped her family raise and train countless horses.  Taylor Ann has been competing in rodeos since an early age and she continues to compete in Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, and Team Roping at the college level.

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Looking Ahead

A senior at Eastern Oregon University with a dual enrollment at Oregon State University, Taylor Ann is majoring in Agricultural Science and minoring in Agronomy.  After completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans to attend law school. Taylor Ann is passionate about agriculture and fascinated by government and policy.  She plans to combine her interests by running for a seat on the Oregon State Senate to advocate for Oregon agriculture and Eastern Oregon.

It was a pleasure to work with Taylor Ann and her team. We hope you find her personal story AND her Pendleton looks inspiring!

Miss Oregon Rodeo 2019, Taylor Ann Sramstad, poses for a photo wearing rust-colored jeans and a jeans-style jacket made from Pendleton wool. She is wearing herw Miss Oregon Rodeo 2019 sash, and a white western hat adorned with her title tiara.

And remember:

If you live out of town, or you can’t get out of the house…March 2020 might be a great time to get projects done! We can ship directly to your house, and our fabrics are on sale this month 30% off! Call 1-866-865-9285 or email us WoolenMillStore@penwool.com Free shipping on $ 250.00 our fabrics are on sale this month 30% off!  Pre-shop at www.woolenmill.store And then give us a call to place your order.

 

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

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

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am – 5:30pm • Sunday 11am – 4pm

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Our BIG FABRIC SALE starts tomorrow!

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.

Our BIG FABRIC SALE starts tomorrow!

Sale runs 3/6/20 through 3/31/20. (Please note, this sale has ended)

Here’s the details:

  • 30% OFF all full-price wool fabric
  • 30% OFF quilting fat quarters and layer cakes
  • 35% OFF pre-cut wool fabric pieces
  • 40% OFF/yd. apparel woolens: plaids, tartans & solids
  • 50% OFF specialty patterns with fabric purchase
  • NEW! low prices on fabric seconds­ – while supplies last!

And remember:

We can ship direct to your house! Shop our blog and give us a call. And our fabrics are on sale this month 30% off! Call 1-866-865-9285 or email us WoolenMillStore@penwool.com Pre-shop at www.woolenmill.store and then give us a call to place your order at sale prices.

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

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

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am – 5:30pm • Sunday 11am – 4pm