Friday, January 23, 2015

Truck Report 1/23/2015

Happy Friday, WoolFans!

The Pendleton truck has once again brought a bounty of scraps to refill our world-famous bins!

Here's what we got: 200 pounds of fuzzy selvages and 100 pounds of wooly worms.

As a reminder, the Woolen Mill Store will be closing early at 4:00pm on Saturday, January 24 and closed on Sunday, January 25 for our annual store inventory. We'll be back to our regular store hours after that.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FAQ: Washable Blankets

One of our most frequently asked questions deals with blanket care: Are any of your blankets washable, or are they all dry clean only?

Eco-Wise Easy Care blanket
in Blackwatch Plaid

For many Pendleton wool blankets, we recommend dry cleaning as the safest cleaning method. But we do have a line of washable wool bedding: the Eco-Wise Easy Care blankets, shams, and throws. These 100% wool products can be machine washed in cold water and hung to dry or tumbled dry on low heat.

Eco-Wise Wool Fringed Throw
in grey/chipotle

Eco-Wise wool passes strict standards for sustainability and responsible environmental stewardship. Learn more at

Monday, January 19, 2015

Store Closure: Annual Inventory

We wanted to give you a head's up about a change in our store hours for this weekend.

The Woolen Mill Store will be closing early at 4:00pm on Saturday, January 24 and will be closed on Sunday, January 25 for our annual store inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and will return to our normal hours on Monday, January 26.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Truck Report 1/16/2015

Good morning, Woolfans!

Another Friday morning means a brand new bunch of scraps from our mills in Washougal, Washington and Pendleton, Oregon. Are you ready?

The truck delivered: 300 pounds fuzzy selvages, 300 pounds of wooly worms, and 50 pounds of blanket header.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Countdown to Sew Expo 2015

Let the countdown begin: six weeks to go!

Registration is now open for the 2015 Sewing and Sitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington. This is the nation's largest sewing expo, with seminars, workshops, hundreds of vendors, fashion shows, demons, and much more.

Once again, the Woolen Mill Store will be in attendance, with fabric, felt binding, carded wool, unique notions, kits, buttons and conchos... too many good things to list them all!

We are offering two classes at Sew Expo this year: Wool Selvage Rug Crochet on Sunday, March 1 and two sessions of the Roll-Up Picnic Blanket on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27. We suggest registering early, as these classes can fill up quickly. They can be found under Three Needle Seminars in the Sew Expo brochure.

Will we see you there?

Sew Expo 2015
February 26-March 1 2015
Washington State Fair Event Center in Puyallup, WA

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Creative Customers: Grandma Nancy's Vests

Last year, Grandma Nancy brought her grandsons to the Woolen Mill Store to show off their matching vests and knit hats. Here's the link if you want to take a look: Nancy's Boys in Wooly Vests.

The family came back this year to show off a new set of matching vests, made with our Mill Creek fabric! You can purchase this fabric for your own projects at the main Pendleton website using the link above.

These guys are lucky to have such an awesome grandma! We can't wait to see next year's vests.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jacquard Poncho Class - This Saturday!

For the first time, we're offering you the chance to make a custom poncho in your choice of Pendleton jacquard fabric and coordinating felt binding.

With our simple pattern, beginning sewers can whip this poncho up in no time... and more experienced sewers will have plenty of opportunities to customize.

Jacquard Poncho Class
Saturday, January 17
Cost is $89.00 and includes fabric, binding, thread, basic sewing supplies, use of our sewing machines, and instruction.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Portland Collection Fabrics Liquidation

Starting today, take up to 65% off the regular price on our entire stock of The Portland Collection Spring 2014 fabrics.

Cotton fabrics just $7.00 per yard
Linen fabrics just $12.00 per yard
Silks just $18.00 per yard