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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.

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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.

Testimonials

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