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Upholstery in 1/12 scale with Pendleton Wool

A dollhouse chair upholstered in Pendleton wool

Fun with Scrap!

A creative customer name Sherrill sent us photos of her newest dollhouse furniture project; a wooden chair with Chief Joseph cushions. Sherril wrote to say, “I’ve been having fun with the scraps I bought. This is a dollhouse scene. I bent the wood for this chair and selected just the right motifs from the Chief Joseph design.”

Another view of the dollhouse scene

We can’t get over how fun this is, and have been eyeing our scraps, wondering which motifs (or tiny plaids) would lend themselves to miniature upholstery.

How about you?

Have you done something fun with our scrap that you’d like to share? Drop us a line and show us your stuff!

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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Pueblo Dwelling Projects

A Note from a Customer

Astrid sends us the following:

Attached are some photos of my chairs and other projects like runners that I did with the pueblo dwelling fabric. It is such a beautiful fabric and of course I had to order more!  

Astrid

Thank you for sharing, Astrid! Aren’t these photos inspiring?

Before and After

Two traditional wooden dining chairs sit side-by-side in a sewing room. The chair to the right has green striped velvet as its upholstered seat, and the chair to the left has been covered in Pendleton Pueblo Dwelling wool fabric. Well, actually this is after (left) and before (right). We love the look of these traditional chairs recovered with our fabric.

Below is a table’s worth of beautiful chairs, upholstered with different parts of the pattern’s repeat.

Four traditional wooden dining chairs, recovered in Pendleton Pueblo Dwelling wool fabric.

Jacquard Looms

Many jacquard-loomed fabrics give you twice the options with just one fabric, because the face of the fabric can vary so dramatically from the reverse of the fabric. Pueblo Dwelling is one such example; one side might is solid with bright geometric patterns, and the reverse is bold and beautiful stripes with black geometric patterns.

Astrid has shown this off with her four chairs. The two center chairs use the exact same part of the pattern repeat. The fabric’s face is on the left, and the reverse on the right. The chairs to the far left and right are made the same way with a different part of the repeat.

So when you select a Pendleton wool jacquard fabric, remember that you have lots of options, based on which side of the fabric you use, and which parts of the pattern you highlight. We are trying to photograph our new fabrics with a fold to show the reverse whenever we can, so you have a clear sense of both sides.

Fun with Leftovers

A woode end table sits next to a leather chair, with a piece of Pendleton Pueblo Dwelling wool fabric on top of the table, with a vase of bright flowers and a Kleenex box.

Astrid hasn’t let her leftover fabric go to waste; and this isn’t just about how wool looks. Wool makes an exceptionally absorbent table covering that will keep your wooden surfaces safe from spills. Liquid usually just beads up on top of it, and you can roll it off into the sink.

Are you inspired?

Give us a call at the store 503.535.5786 or 1.866.865.9285 or email us at woolenmillstore@penwool.com   We can ship right to your door.

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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Making Connections with Pendleton Wool

The Wonders of Wool

Here at the Woolen Mill Store, we are passionate about wool and its properties; durability, sustainability, ease of tailoring, and beauty. That’s why we love the Make it With Wool competition. We’re also passionate about the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington that happens each year (shown in time lapse, above). With the displays, booths, classes, and wonderful conversations we have there, we learn as much as we teach.

Creative Customers

That’s why we were delighted when a Make It With Wool contestant dropped by our booth to show us the entry she made with wool purchased from our booth last year. She graciously allowed us to share these photos of her creation: a pieced coat with a unique back zipper and beautiful tonal embellishment.

Isn’t this coat a work of art?

Safety Concerns and More

We understand that many of you are home right now, whether you are working from home, or home with your children due to school closures, or, sadly, in quarantine. We want you to know that we can ship directly to your house. Pre-shop the fabrics on the fabric tab, and then call 1-866-865-9285 or email us at  WoolenMillStore@penwool.com for help.

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

(503) 535-5786 • http://www.woolenmill.store • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am – 5:30pm • Sunday 11am – 4pm

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Upholstery Magic with Pendleton Wool

From Tattered to Fabulous

As you may know, the Woolen Mill Store offers upholstery service when  purchasing wool fabric from our amazing inventory. One of our customers sent photos of the most adorable child’s chair re-upholstered for their daughter and new grandchild.

Side by side photos of a child's chair. The before shot shows a small winback chair with tattered brown vinyl upholstery. The after chair is covered in Pendleton wool in the "San Miguel" pattern, of ivory and red crosses on a grey background.

Inspiring, yes?

How to Get Started

Please send an email to woolenmillstore@penwool.com with the subject line UPHOLSTERY INQUIRY, including the following information:

  • Type of furniture to be upholstered.
  • Dimensions of piece and/or cushions.
  • A photo of the piece to be upholstered.
  • Your choice of fabric – visit the store or see a selection of fabrics by clicking the Fabrics tab at the top of the page.

And what happens next?

We’ll get back to you with a price quote and the next steps. All upholstery orders must be pre-paid. Pickup and delivery service is available for an additional fee.

Thanks to Mrs Hutchinson for sharing!

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Creative Customer: Fit for a Queen!

Creativity Reigns!

We have two sets of photos of this young rider and contestant, in outfits made with Pendleton wool from our own USA looms. We couldn’t be more proud of how our patterns have been incorporated in these designs. You can click each photo to see a larger version.

First, a take a twirl with Rodeo Royalty: Pip competing at Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon in the dress she went on to wear during her reign as Little Miss NPRA 2018.

Dressed to ride

Next: Pip riding as she competed for Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon at the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo.

Her mother gave us all the details here:

My friend (designer at Ariana Head Designs) made these for my daughter to compete at Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon and for her to wear during her reign as Little Miss NPRA 2018.  We bought two yards of Pendleton and we were determined to use every piece we could. The dress was made with Pendleton and an aubergine velveteen. Those pictures were taken in fields outside of Pendleton, Oregon during the Round-Up. The vest was made with the same materials and patches added to her jeans which also matched her saddle pad (made by me).

Feeling inspired? Check out our fabrics here: Click to see Jacquard Wools (new tab)

All photos by CK Ferrache for Trailsong Photography. Used with permission, all rights reserved.

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Letterman’s Jacket with Pendleton Fabric

New Twist on a Letterman’s Jacket

We have a long history of providing wool to the makers of lettermen’s jackets, but this is the first one we’ve seen that uses our incredible jacquard-woven patterned wool.

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A Proud Mother

Alysia designed this jacket for her son, Phillip, who lettered in football (4 years) and basketball (1 year) at White Swan High School in Washington state. Phillip’s family is so proud of his accomplishments, and this jacket was a great way to show it.

Rio Rancho Fabric

Alysia patterned and cut the jacket in our Rio Rancho fabric and full grain leather. She had it sewn by a professional shop that has the proper machinery to sew with leather.

Thanks to Alysia for sharing this great jacket, and congratulations to Phillip. Here’s to his bright future!