Thursday, October 23, 2014

One Week Until LUKE

Just one week until the reveal of our brand new quilt, made especially for the Woolen Mill Store by innovative quilt artist Luke Haynes.

Here's another sneak peek:

N is for Pendleton
Courtesy of LukeHaynes.com

Join us at the Woolen Mill Store on Thursday, October 30 from 1-7pm. This is your chance to be among the first in the world to see Luke's brand new quilt! Hang out with Luke and the WMS crew to talk about quilting and sewing with wool.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Creative Customers: Dianne's Braided Dog Bed

As a follow up to sharing her lovely braided bowls, creative customer Dianne sent us a picture of her adorable dog curled up in a braided basket! Doesn't that look cozy?


If you're interested in learning more about rug braiding, check out Dianne's book: Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding: Basics, Borders, and Beyond.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Back in Stock: Mini Chief Joseph Lilac


Another favorite fabric finally returns to the Woolen Mill Store: Mini Chief Joseph in lilac. Call the store at (503) 535-5786 to get your hands on some of this gorgeous blanket weight jacquard fabric!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Truck Report 10/17/2014

Good morning, Woolfans!

We hope you've had a wonderful week. Friday is a favorite day around here because that's the day the bins get refilled with new scraps from our two Pacific Northwest woolen mills (one in Pendleton, Oregon and one in Washougal, Washington).

This week, the Pendleton truck delivered: 300 pounds fuzzy selvages, 200 pounds of wooly worms, and 150 pounds of header

Right now, our fuzzy selvage is on sale for 50% off the regular price -- just $1.50 per pound.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Two Weeks Until LUKE

Luke and Luke
Courtesy of LukeHaynes.com

In just two weeks, Luke Haynes will be visiting the Woolen Mill Store to reveal his awesome new wool quilt! Join us on Thursday, October 30 from 1-7pm and be among the very first to see his museum-quality art quilt starring Pendleton fabric.

Here's a sneak peek:

Squares of Pendleton jacquard fabric
Courtesy of LukeHaynes.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FAQ: What Are Greige Goods?

Wool goes through a lot of transformation in the journey from sheep to fabric. One of the stages in that transformation is known as greige goods.

First things first: the word is pronounced like the color grey.

Greige goods are unfinished fabrics, fresh off the loom. You could also call it "raw fabric", because it has not gone through the finishing process. In many cases, greige goods have not been dyed.

The Woolen Mill Store now carries a variety of greige 100% wool fabrics that are ready for your creations. Wash them, felt them, dye them... the sky's the limit.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hand-Stitched Home Giveaway Winner!

Monica was here for our Hand Stitched Home book signing on Saturday with Susan Beal... and she's the lucky winner of our giveaway!



Most adorable winner ever.
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jacquard Coat Class This Sunday


Sewers of all skill levels can make this beautifully simple coat using our blanket-weight jacquard fabric, wool felt binding, and our popular Awesome Jacket pattern.

Pendleton Jacquard Coat Class
Sunday, October 19 or Sunday, November 16
9:00am-1:00pm
Please pre-register by calling the store at (503) 535-5786