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September Semi-Annual Fabric Sale

It’s here!

Logo--Semi-annual sale, Fabric Sale, While supplies last, limited to stock on hand

We have special sales throughout the month.

September 1st through 5th:

  • 25% off Regular Price Fabrics
  • 50% off Clearance Fabrics

September 6 through 30th:

  • 25% off all Fabrics
  • Daily Specials on Select Table Cuts

We’re Open

We would love to see you at our beautifully refreshed store. 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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August Fabric Clearance

August Specials

We have Apparel Seconds/Samples! Most items priced $19.99-$39.99

Selection Going Fast!

Logo Graphic for the sale, with the words "End of Season Fabric CLearance through August 31st while supplies last"

It’s time for a little housekeeping, and we are having a clearance sale on select Pendleton fabrics, including:

  • Up to 50% off the last marked price on sale fabrics and table cuts
  • Mill waste products, 10 pound bags for $10.00 each

If you’re sewing or crafting for Christmas, it’s a great time to shop for materials, along with all the other wonderful things you’ll find at the Woolen Mill Store.

If you have a question about what’s included and what’s on hand, please visit us or give us a call. We are happy to help!

We’re Open

We would love to see you at our beautifully refreshed store. 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

The Woolen Mill Store.
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Pendleton Mill Tours are Back

We’re back, and ready to show you around.

Pendleton is excited to announce that tours of our Washougal, Washington and Pendleton, Oregon mills are now open! If you’ve ever wanted to watch our beautiful fabrics being woven, you can at our two USA mills. These tours showcase the vertical operation that brings Pendleton’s iconic wool blankets and fabrics to life.

A Little PWM History

The Pendleton mill was originally built in 1893, and has been operating as Pendleton Woolen Mills since 1909. That is the year when Fanny Kay Bishop realized what an opportunity the idled facility held, and urged her three sons to buy and revive it. The Bishop Brothers restored and improved operations with the support of the Pendleton community.

The Pendleton mill has always specialized in traditional wool bed blankets. These are woven on jacquard looms to give our blankets curvilinear designs that are often different on front and back, for a reversible option. The company acquired the Washougal mill in 1912 to expand its range of fabrics, with specialized looms for plaids, herringbones, stripes, tweeds…all the weaves found in clothing textiles and plaid blankets.

Today’s Mills

In the early 1900s, the Pendleton mills were two of over 1,000 woolen mills operating in America’s 46 states. Today, they are two of the remaining four woolen mills in the United States. Both mills are continually updated for sustainability and innovation. Each mill offers a unique view into Pendleton craftsmanship.

The mill tour in Washougal, Washington walks guests through every step in the making of Pendleton wool blankets and fabric. This includes:

 –            Raw wool: sourced from local and global wool ranchers

–             Dyeing: state-of-the-art dye color lab to ensure color control and matching

–             Wool carding and spinning: turning wool into yarn

–             Weaving on dobby looms: creates Pendleton’s famous plaids, stripes and solids

–             Finishing touches: washing, hand inspection and boxing

The mill tour in Pendleton, Oregon offers guests an inside look into:

–             Jacquard looms: state-of-the-art two-story looms weaving graphic and pictorial designs

–             Wool spinning: turning wool into yarn

Come see us soon!

The Washougal Mill is located at 2 Pendleton Way, Washougal, Washington 98671. Tours are offered at the Washougal Mill on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11a.m. and 1p.m.

The Pendleton Mill is located at 1307 SE Court Place, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Tours are offered at the Pendleton Mill Monday through Friday at 11a.m. and 3p.m.

And if you can’t join us in person, here is a little video mill tour for you: A Morning at the Washougal Mill.

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Crafting Month at the Woolen Mill Store

It’s October

And October is the perfect month to settle in with your favorite craft. We are here with ideas, supplies, and a crackerjack team of crafty people to help you with your projects!

Seven skeins of Superwash 128 yarn in colors of gold, green, light green, denim blue, light blue, fucshia and pale pink.

We also have a terrific sale going on!

For Crafting Month, we’re offering 25% off select craft kits. Visit us to see the selection.

Socktober

Yes, we’re doing our traditional Socktober sale. Buy 3 pairs of socks, get one free of equal or lesser value. This offer is valid in retail and outlet stores only, not online.

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

Between handmade projects and warm Pendleton socks, you might just have your gifting covered this year! But if you need other ideas, we are ready with gifts for the entire family in our new, beautifully refreshed Woolen Mill Store.

Come see us!

We’re Open

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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Free Online Tutorial: Sew a Tote!

Join us for a free online class!

A woman stands with the jacquard tote bag slung over her shoulder.

  • Get up close and personal to a work in progress.
  • Make an easy-to-sew tote out of Pendleton wool fabric.
  • All materials used in this tutorial are available to order by phone from our store.

Ready to learn?

Screen shot from a free online tutorial for sewing a jacquard wool Pendleton tote bag. A blonde woman holds p the finished bag, she is seated next to a sewing machine.

Click here to watch the class: Jacquard Tote Bag Class

Information

If you need information about materials used, or have any questions, please give us a call at (503) 535-5786. Happy crafting!

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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What’s New for January – Fiber Arts Sale

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Our January Fiber Arts Sale is in full swing!

  • 2 for $18 – NEW Cascade 128 Superwash 100% merino wool yarn – Regularly $13 each.
  • 2 for $15 – Cascade 220 100% wool yarn – Regularly $11 each.
  • 30% OFF – KnitPicks Caspian circular needles
  • 30% OFF – Maysville cotton warp
  • BOGO – Pendleton Colorplay carded wool, ¼ oz. bundles, buy one get one free!
  • 30% off all carded wool, merino ball top, and Superwash wool

Logo for the 2020 Sewing & Stitchery Expo

Join us at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo!

  • THURS, FEB. 27-SUN, MARCH 1 at the Washington State Fair Events Center Visit our Booth #404-410
  • General admission tickets available now at the Woolen Mill Store, $12 each.

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

Taught in-store; all supplies are provided and included in the class fee.

Photo of two stools, one covered in white muslin, the other covered with a slipcover made of Pendleton wool.

Slipcover Stool Class

  • Saturday, January 4, 10 am -1 pm
  • Choose your favorite Pendleton lightweight fabric to cover an IKEA Nils stool.
  • Intermediate; some sewing skill required.
  • Call 503-535-5786 to register. Fee: $125

Folds of fabric, Pendleton San Miguel patterned wool in cream, red and grey

Women’s Coat Class

  • Sunday, January 5, 11 am-4pm
  • One of our most asked-for classes returns! Choose a Pendleton wool jacquard fabric, then use an easy, customizable pattern to create a stunning, one-of-a-kind jacket.
  • Call 503-535-5786 to register and reserve a sewing machine, or bring your own.
  • Space is limited. Fee: $300

To the left is a fuzzy crotcheted wool rug made with Pendleton selvages, to the right a white plastic crochet hook and a strip of selvage.

Wool Rug Crochet

  • Saturday, January 11, 10 am-noon
  • Crochet a thick, fluffy rug from Pendleton wool scraps in just two hours.
  • Registration is required through Portland Community College.
  • Call 971-722-6266 or visit pcc.edu to register; CRN 43068. Fee: $50

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.

Throw Pillow Class

  • Sunday, January 12, 11 am-1 pm
  • Make a 16″ x16″ square flap-back throw pillow from your choice of Pendleton wool.
  • Call 503-535-5786 to register. Fee: $60

Two rectangular throw pillows made from weaving strips of navy and white wool lay on a background of of ivory fabric.

Woven Throw Pillow

  • Saturday, January 18, 10 am-noon
  • Learn about plain weave, using Pendleton Felt Binding to make a pillow front. Then complete a finished pillow using the envelope method with flannel.
  • Call 503-535-5786 to register. Fee: $60

 

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

866.865. 9285 • http://www.woolenmill.storeWoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

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