A New Pendleton Store opens in Seattle

We’re back in Seattle

This is not a fabric/crafting store, it’s a Pendleton store very near the historic Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. We hope you’ll put it on your list of places to see when you’re up visiting the Puget Sound area. If you live there, please stop in and say hello. We are just two minutes from the Market, up one of Seattle’s famous hills.

This space is larger than our previous Seattle location, and our Pendleton plaids and patterns look beautiful with all the brick, wood, and vintage charm.

An interior shot of Seattle Pendleton store, showing the company timeline.

The photo above shows a company history timeline. We’re always excited to share the Pendleton story, and here’s a little clip of us installing displays about our history and community connections.

We carry it all!

The store offers a full selection of Pendleton’s home goods, apparel, and accessories. It’s a wonderful place for inspiration.

Another interior shot showing Pendleton apparel on display on mannequin, hung on wall fixutures, folded on shelves and table.
A corner with bold Pendleton Mill graphics, with woven goods in the foreground

And you won’t want to miss our Pendleton shirt wall, right behind the cash wrap.

A display wall made of Pendleton plaid wool shirts.

We originally created a similar wall for a trade show, and attendees loved it. We’ve been excited to adapt the idea for a retail store. Here’s a video of the construction.

Where to find us

We are located on the first floor of Seattle’s A.E. Doyle Building. According to the Viaduct History website, “The A. E. Doyle Building is one of the most elegant reminders of Seattle’s early retail corridor along 2nd Avenue. It opened in 1920 as the J. S. Graham Store not long after Frederick and Nelson moved north to Pine Street. This is the only Seattle example of the work of one of Portland’s most prominent architect, A. E Doyle. The large windows set in tall arched bays clad with terra cotta reflect the Italian Renaissance style.”

The front exterior of the Seattle Pendleton store on Pine Street in Seattle Washington.

Remember, we are just a two minute walk from Pike Place Market at 117 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Sidewalk in front of the Seattle Pendleton store with people in motion walking past.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Our Beautiful Banner & a VIDEO

Fabric Art is ART

When you visit our store, you’ll see a one-of-a-kind banner celebrating the materials and craft that is the heart of the Woolen Mill Store.

The cashwrap at the pendleton Woolen Mill Store with a veiw of a large fabric banner showing Mt. Hood.

Measuring 8′ x 12′, the banner was designed and created by Pendleton’s Marketing team. The design is based on the Mt Hood graphic on a vintage shirt box, which is also used in our current Born in Oregon logo.

How We Did It – and there’s a video!

The pattern was enlarged onto a full-sized paper pattern using a slide projector.

A projector, projected image of Mt. Hood

This pattern was cut apart and used to trace the shape of the mountain and the shoreline.

The paper pattern and a selection of materials used for the banner

The sky and lake shape are made from the same fabric – the face and reverse of a wool denim. The 150+ stylized trees were cut from a wide range of plaids, stripes, jacquards, and solid fabric, including our Sunbrella outdoor fabrics.

The richly colored fabrics, all in shades of blue, were appliqued together with a fusible bonding, and then machine quilted with a layer of wool batting and a solid cotton backing fabric. This secured all the fabric layers and created a diamond patterned stitch design over the entire surface. The quilting was done by Nancy at Just Quilting in Portland. You can find her at @justquilting on Instagram.

Once quilted, the layers of needle felted trees and the logo were added on top, and the banner was bound on all sides in felt by store staff. The logo was created using 3-D logo letters wrapped in wool yarn and sewn to the sky area of the banner. Shading on the lake is created with airbrushed fabric paint, the only element not sold at the Woolen Mill Store. The larger trees at the bottom, are created by freehand needle felting.

As Promised…the Video

Here’s a behind-the-scenes movie of the process.

This is a celebration of hand crafting, and a fitting salute to our quality materials and the work that our customers create. Here’s a closer view, and we hope you’ll visit us to see it in person soon.


Remodel, Reset, Enjoy!

Changes at the Store

As many of you know, we have finally completed (most of) our store refresh. It started with our exterior, with a bold new paint color scheme, and beautiful lit signs, and some landscaping.

Inside, there are always finishing touches. We’re preparing the classroom area for the resumption of classes, and adding shelves and bins to accommodate all the wonderful new supplies we have for you here at the Woolen Mill Store.

Here is a peek at the process of setting up the new floorplan:

Hard Work and Beautiful Results

We hope to see you soon to share the fruits of our labors. Come see us at:

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store
8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222
(503) 535-5786 • • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.comLeave a comment