Friday, July 25, 2014

Truck Report 7/25/2014

Summer sure is flying by -- here we are at the last Friday in July. We hope you're having a creative summer!

The Pendleton truck comes once a week and delivers fresh new scraps from our Pacific Northwest woolen mills. This week, we got: 300 pounds of header, 300 fuzzy selvages, and 300 pounds of wooly worms!

Don't forget that we are happy to take orders by phone if you can't make it to the store in person. Call (503) 535-5786 to order scraps, fabric, blankets, or whatever your heart desires.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Open Sewing Studio Today

Open sewing studio time today at the Woolen Mill Store from 10:00am-1:00pm. Drop in with your project (and any extras like thread and notions) and take advantage of our sewing machines, large cutting table, iron and board, and more. Sewing help, tips, and second opinions available from our creative and knowledgeable staff.


Rent a space for $10 per hour or $25 for a three hour session.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hand-Stitched Bookmarks Project

This one is perfect to go with your summer reading... and great to do with the kids: hand-stitched bookmarks. The Woolen Mill Store has wool and cotton yarn in a rainbow of different colors so you can customize your bookmark (and other stitching projects).



Check out the tutorial from grey luster girl.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Jacquard Apron Class This Saturday

Have you ever looked at the WMS staff aprons and wanted one of your own? This is your chance to make one using Pendleton blanket weight jacquard fabric.

Our apron can be made in five simple steps, making this a perfect project for beginning sewers, or those who need a refresher. Skills covered include:

  • Applying felt binding
  • Mitering corners
  • Pressing
  • Straight stitching

This class costs $25 and includes materials. Class size is limited; please call the store at (503) 535-5786 to register. You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine from home or use one of ours at no extra cost.

Friday, July 18, 2014

(Belated) Truck Report 7/18/2014

A belated good morning, WoolFans!

The Pendleton truck has delivered right on schedule... but we're a day behind! Sorry about that.

We've reloaded our bins with lots of project fuel. This week, we've got: 300 pounds of fuzzy selvage. Will we see you this weekend?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Open Sewing Studio Today

Open sewing studio time today at the Woolen Mill Store from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Drop in with your project (and any extras like thread and notions) and take advantage of our sewing machines, large cutting table, iron and board, and more. Sewing help, tips, and second opinions available from our creative and knowledgeable staff.

Rent a space for $10 per hour or $25 for a three hour session.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Creative Customers: Dianne's Braided Bowls

We always love to see what people make -- especially if they've used mill scraps from our two Pacific Northwest woolen mills.



Creative customer Dianne sent in these pictures of braided bowls. Aren't they lovely? The yellow bowl above is braided with our wooly worms.


Can you guess which blanket scraps were used for the second bowl? "Guess The Blanket" is a popular game around the Woolen Mill Store.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Quilt! Stitch! Knit! Show Comes to Portland

Mark your calendar: the Quilt! Stitch! Knit! show is coming to Portland, Oregon for the first time in August 2014!


This three day event features vendors selling both raw materials and finished products, a variety of classes and lectures, fashion shows and art displays, Open Studios where you can watch creators at work, and Make It University quick classes.

The Woolen Mill Store will be there... will you?