Pendleton Fabrics at the Western Design Conference

two beds against an American flag backdrop

In September, we worked with Old Hickory (learn more here: ) to cosponsor a booth at the Western Design Conference. Click on photos below to see larger versions.

The booth showcased Old Hickory’s design aesthetic and their amazing handcrafted furniture. We supported their presentation with fabric, blankets and props, and thought you might be inspired by photos of this wonderful booth.

What is the Western Design Conference? To quote their website:

The Western Design Conference (WDC) brings together artists, scholars, collectors, interior designers, architects, and fashion designers with a passion for the West. From documented American craft, to home design, to fashion, the show is expanding to encompass all aspects of the best of Western design. This event celebrates functional museum-quality creations capturing the spirit of the West.


Happy crafting!

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Pendleton Womenswear – 70 years of style and inspiration at the Woolen Mill Store!

We recently had a wonderful party at our downtown Portland Pendleton store, that included archival garments. See the fun in the movie below.

Our guests loved seeing the garments of the past, and took the time to examine the care and craftsmanship.

Well, guess what? In a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pendleton move, we’ve brought some of our favorite archival garments to the Woolen Mill Store.


Each garment’s history is there for you, along with vintage advertising. While you’re looking over these sweet pieces of Pendleton history, pick up a copy of our WOVEN #5, which tells the story of Pendleton’s line for women alongside a historical timeline for the last 70 years. You can pick up a copy at the store or read it online here:

WOVEN magazine issue 5

Do come pay us a visit! You can check out the original 49’er that started it all–and that inspired our 1949 Jacket pattern!

See you soon!



Come to a Holiday Trunk Show this Weekend!

The Woolen Mill Store is hosting a holiday trunk show this weekend, and you’re invited. We have a fantastic group of attendees. Come to shop, learn, and enter to win a free blanket binding class—the class that will show you how to make your own Pendleton wool blankets!

So far, we know the following wonderful makers will be there:

ProjectOR   Have you admired the wonderful Vintage Styled Canteens with Pendleton  fabric in our store? They are made by ProjectOR! Also, see their Dyemonds mini planters made with recycled mill waste, created with 3D printing—you can watch a demonstration.


Insomnia Pottery Buttons  Ginger Steele is a master ceramics artist. Her booth will be stocked with beautiful custom buttons that will take your sewing projects to an entirely new level! She will also show some of her unique ceramic art pieces.


CKS Upcycles Carla Staeter Kid embellishes garments with Pendleton jacquard fabrics, nd other repurposed items. Her display will include ornaments made from Pendleton mill waste materials, including selvage trees—inspirational ideas abound!


This is such a fun event and you won’t want to miss it. We will be open for your shopping, too! So bring a friend and make a day of it.


All photos courtesy of the makers and artists and used with permission. 


Burda StyleCoat Sew Along – Free, register now!


What an amazing opportunity!

We’re teaming up with our friends @BurdaStyle and @PFAFFsewing for a Sew-Along. Imagine—you’ll be expertly  coached by Meg Healy as you create a coat with Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool!

At a Glance:

  • See how the BurdaStyle Pea Coat pattern (#102 12/2016) is sewn from start to finish
  • Both standard and plus size digital patterns included. (Plus Size Pea Coat pattern #138 09/2016)
  • How to sew coat pockets with linings and welts
  • Attaching various coat collars
  • Learn how to extract lining pieces from digital BurdaStyle patterns
  • Inserting lining into a coat
  • Sewing raglan sleeves
  • Hemming using fusible hem tape

This event is FREE. And we can help you with materials over the phone. Details about the event are at the link:

And see us for fabrics!

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Coming Soon: The Hood River Crochet Out with Bonnie Melzer

We are sharing photos of a past event to entice you to come to an event in the future! Fiber artist Bonnie Melzer is putting on another “Crochet Out” in Hood River on October 20th. Participants are free to join in for as long as they want to, all working together to create a free-form crochet sculpture.


The event is FREE but you must register here:  Register for the crochet-out 

When it was held in Vancouver, Washington, writer Karen Madsen had this to say about the event in the Arts of Clark County Newsletter:

Artist Bonnie Meltzer wrangled and guided 30 people as they made a truly unique work of art. Starting with just a 75-foot core of Pendleton blanket selvage, participants took the brightly colored balls of wool and joined in, working alongside each other, crocheting and connecting one strand of yarn to another. As artists shared their ideas and helped each other form the composition from a wild and unruly bundle, a common idea emerged and a singular work was created. It was kind of magical and wonderful.


The new Hood River Event is OCTOBER 20 – see link below. We have donated selvage for the event, which promises to be wonderful fun.


According to artist and organizer Bonnie Melzer:

I had such a good time in Vancouver and all the participants loved [Pendleton’s] big fat material to work with. The size of it enabled us to get a finished piece done in a day.  Hooray for Pendleton! Thank you for your generosity and support. I am looking forwards to the Hood River Crochet Out. Every place I do this the results are different but always exciting. 

So come join the fun! More information and FREE registration at this link: REGISTER