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A New Store You’ll Want to See!

Cutting the Ribbon

Store entrance.

Those of you who have been shopping with us know that our Woolen Mill Store is a unique location among Pendleton’s 30+ stores. Well, we are here to tell you about another unique store you’ll want to see in Oregon.

Ribbon cutting at the WIllamette Heritage Center Pendleton store.

This month, we were excited to cut the ribbon and celebrate the opening of a Pendleton store at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, Oregon–a place some of you know as home to the Sheep to Shawl fiber festival each spring.

This store marks the return of descendants of English Master Weaver Thomas Kay to the site of his namesake mill. In 1863, when Kay came to Oregon, he played a strong role in establishing the state’s wool trade and eventually opened his own mill in 1890. Thomas Kay’s grandsons, Clarence, Roy, and Chauncey Bishop, went on to open Pendleton Woolen Mills in 1909, and the rest is, well, history!

What You’ll Find

The store interior

The new WHC store is small but mighty. In a charmingly industrial space, it features goods from Pendleton’s two USA woolen mills: table cut fabric and remnants, with a sewing and felting craft focus.

Fabric and crafts at the Pendleton store at the Willamette Heritage Center
Fabric and crafts at the Pendleton store at the Willamette Heritage Center

Shoppers will also find a curated assortment of Pendleton’s iconic apparel, home, gifts, and accessories.

More interior shots
Interior with apparel and gift items

Throughout the store, informative displays and graphics tell the story of Oregon’s wool industry, alongside the history of Salem, Oregon’s state capitol.

Hallway showing mill photography

Other displays show our historic (but state-of-the-Art!) mills over the years, and explain our philanthropic partnerships, and key elements of our company’s growth from our deep Oregon roots.

Timeline and histor panels

The Willamette Heritage Center

Along with shopping and special events, visitors to the Willamette Heritage Center can take a self-guided tour of the Thomas Kay mill, the place where Pendleton’s weaving legacy began. And speaking of the Center, there is so much more to see here.

The Willamette Heritage Center connects generations by preserving and interpreting Mid-Willamette Valley history. The fourteen historic structures on site house permanent and changing exhibits, a research library and archive, a textile learning center, and rentable event spaces. The five-acre campus is also home to retail shops, art galleries, cooperative artist studios, and offices for our partner organizations. (source)

Since 1964, the Mission Mill Museum Association (now the Willamette Heritage Center) has worked on the restoration and interpretation of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill. Learn more about the Willamette Heritage Center here: https://www.willametteheritage.org/

We are excited for this new store, with Pendleton returning to where we began.

Pendleton "Born in Oregon" logo
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Semi-Annual Sale-20% off all Jacquard, Eco-Wise, Melton

It’s here!

Our semi-annual fabric sale, with the best price of the year on our exclusive Pendleton Jacquard. Eco-Wise, and Melton fabric now added – 20% off!

Pendleton wool fabric with the words "Semi-annual Fabric Sale - 20% off wool jacquard fabric" on the graphic.

In Store Specials:

20% last marked price on all table cuts and blanket remnants!

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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First-ever Virtual Sewing & Stitchery Expo, Feb 24-28 2021

The Expo is Happening!

Logo for the Sewing & Stitchery Expo

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!

Class #3106 – Envelope Pillow virtual class  

Two throw pillows on a wooden table. These pillows are made with boldly patterned Pendleton wool. One is black and white and one is turquoise and other bright colors. In front of the pillows is a par of sewing scissors and a strip of bright turquoise wool binding.

Friday, February 26, 5-7:30pm PST

Sunday, Feb 28, 2-4:30pm PST

Your kit will include:

  • pillow insert
  • Pendleton jacquard fabric
  • wool binding, and instructions

You will also need:

  • basic sewing supplies and notions
  • sewing machine
  • iron and ironing board/pad

Class #3102 – Rug Crochet Virtual Class

Photo of a crocheted wool rug made of Pendleton wool scraps, a crochet hook, and a strip of selvage.

Thursday, Feb 25, 5-7:30pm PST

Saturday, Feb 27, 2-4:30pm PST

Your kit will include everything you need –

  • 5 lbs of wool selvege
  • crochet hook in size Q
  • instructions.

Sign up for these classes here: Sign up for Expo Classes

We are open

We are following all state mandates, including social distancing, limiting capacity, and face masks. Curbside pickup available! Phone and email orders also accepted.

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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January Fiber Arts Sale

Skeins of blue yarns and knitting needles.

25% off

Cascade 128 Superwash® 100% Merino yarn, wachine washable, 128 yds, 100 gm

Cascade 220 Superwash® Wool yarn, 220 yds, 100gm

30% off

Knitpicks Caspian circular needles

Maysville cotton warp

All carded wool, merino ball top, and Superwash® wool by the pound

And more!

BOGO Pendleton Colorplay® carded wool, 1/4-oz bundles, 24 colors!

Free Shipping on wool selvage for rug crochet!

Sale Runs Through January 31, 2021

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Registration open January 12th

Don’t miss the first-ever virtual expo! We’ll be hosting two online classes; all skill levels welcome.

Learn more here: Q&A for the virtual Sewing Expo

We are open

We are following all state mandates, including social distancing, limiting capacity, and face masks. Curbside pickup available! Phone and email orders also accepted.

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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October Crafting Sale is Here

crafty photo of brightly colore yarn skeins and knitting needles arranged in a circle with pattern books

Let’s Get Crafty

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
  • And more.

Call or visit to see everything and get inspired.

And don’t forget Socktober

A group of sock-wearing feet around a campfire, with the words "Socktober Buy 3 pairs of socks, get one free" across the bottom of the photo

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.

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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Come see us on Thursday at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo!

Logo for the 2020 Sewing & Stitchery Expo

Sewing & Stitchery Expo

We are looking forward to seeing you during the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington.

https://sewexpo.com/

This is one of our favorite events of the year, and we can’t wait to unpack our trailer, set up our booth, and show you our array of gorgeous Pendleton fabrics and notions for your projects. In fact, we would like to see you each and every day of the Expo! So we are planning some amazing daily promotions.

The Expo Schedule

  • Thursday, 2/27/20 – We are all in on select stripes! 60% off your favorite pattern for summer – select stripes only.
  • Friday, 2/28/20 – It’s a denim day…yes, we have Pendleton WoolDenim® and on Friday, it’s 50% off – select fabrics only.
  • Saturday 2/29/20 – Our favorite day is Plaidurday! Select wool plaids will be 60% off to celebrate.
  • Sunday, 3/1/20 – A heavyweight sale on select heavyweight wool fabrics, 50% off on Sunday only.

Special gift for you 1949 Jacket Fans

You’ll find wonderful ideas, fabrics, suggestions and inspirations every single day of the Expo at booth #404-410. And if you visit on Saturday wearing the 1949 Jacket you made—or a Pendleton 49’er jacket—you will receive a special gift. And yes, the 1949 jacket pattern will be there, for those of you who are still waiting to make your own.

The Plus version of our 1949 jacket will be available for pre-order at the show. We don’t have the size chart yet, but the pattern will be sized at 1X-2X-3X, and take 3 yards of solid fabric (allow more for matching plaids). Order at the show, or call us at 866-865-9285 to order. We will be mailing the patterns in April. Pattern cost is $ 20.00, pre-order cost is $15.00 and that includes your free shipping!

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.

We will see you there!

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The Sewing & Stitchery Expo is almost here!

Logo for the 2020 Sewing & Stitchery Expo

Won’t you join us?

We are so looking forward to the 2020 Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington, from Thursday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st.

https://sewexpo.com/

We will be in booth #404-#410, with our huge array of Pendleton fabrics, all woven here in the USA at our two mills.

Patterns to see!

This year, pattern company Dana Marie has provided us with two beautiful samples sewn in our fabrics. The patterns are:

Baltimore- red coat https://danamarie.com/a-twist-of-fate/ # 1032

Side-by-side views of a red wool coat with a button front and black lapels , shown with the top button done up on the left, and not done up on the right.

Twist of Fate- grey jacket https://danamarie.com/a-twist-of-fate/ #1058

Side-by-side views (back and front) of a shorter grey wool jacket with exaggerated draping lapels. The back view shows a fabric twist detail on the lower back.

You can see these coats up close and personal at the Sew Expo, where we will have the samples, fabric, and new patterns in our booth. The Red coat is made from Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool flannel and lightweight plaid fabric for lining (not shown). The grey jacket is made from lightweight flannel.

Visit us at the booth or call us directly (866-865-9285) at the store to order patterns and fabrics. Colors of Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool flannel can be viewed here: https://woolenmill.store/solid-wool-fabrics/

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Pendleton Fabrics at the Western Design Conference

two beds with Pendleton bedding against an American flag backdrop

Pendleton and Old Hickory

In September, we worked with Old Hickory (learn more here:  https://www.oldhickory.com/ ) 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.

Read more at their site: Click to visit site (new tab)

Happy crafting!

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

Party with Pendleton

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.

Bringing the display to the WMS

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.

WW-70th-web

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:

Click to read WOVEN magazine issue 5 (new tab)

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!

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