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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.

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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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Coming Soon: The Hood River Crochet Out with Bonnie Melzer

Fun Freeform Crochet

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.

Crocheters work on a group project made of Pendleton wool scraps.

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

Making the papers!

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.

Wild and wooly freeform crochet from Bonnie Meltzer workshop.

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

Fiber artist Bonnie meltzer poses with huge balls of Pendleton scrap wool.

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