Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Store Closure: Monday, September 1

We just wanted to let you know that the Woolen Mill Store will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.

Our annual Fall Fabric Sale will start when the store opens at 10:00am on Tuesday, September 2.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Water Resistant Wool

We've talked before about one awesome feature of wool: its ability to shed water and dirt. Why? Because the wool fiber has overlapping scale-like cuticles on the outside. Water will just bead up and roll away.

An accidental (but great) example of wool's ability to resist water.
Click for a larger version!

This morning, we grabbed a scrap of jacquard fabric to use as a coaster. After about two hours, look at how the condensation from the cup has beaded up on the surface wool! It literally does just roll off. You can try this mini-experiment for yourself with a scrap of wool fabric and an icy drink on a warm day.

Read even more reasons why wool is awesome!

PS -- wouldn't wool make a cool science project this year?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Home Accessories Sale Ends Sunday

This is your last week to take 25% off the regular price on all non-Pendleton home accessories throughout the store. This is just a sampling of what you'll find:

  • Canisters and colanders
  • Lotions, soaps, and soap dishes
  • Dish towels
  • Mugs for home and travel
  • Wine and bottle openers
  • Bamboo bowls and serving utensils
  • Magnets

For the full selection of home accessories, visit the Woolen Mill Store. Don't wait! Sale ends Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Truck Report 8/22/2014

Is summer flying by for you like it is for us? Hard to imagine that we're already halfway through August.

We hope you've had a great week and look forward to seeing you this weekend.

We got 300 pounds of header, 300 pounds of wooly worms, and 300 pounds of fuzzy selvages.

Have a crafty weekend!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Counting Down to Our Fall Fabric Sale

Each day brings us a step closer to our annual Fall Fabric Sale, September 2-30, 2014. This is one of the two times per year that every single fabric in the store is on sale -- that's more than 300 rolls of fantastic Pendleton fabric!

Keep in mind that quantities of some fabrics are limited, and when they're gone, they're gone. If you've had your eye on something and have been waiting for September to start, your time is coming.

EDIT TO ADD: Whoops! Forgot to put the dates in there. Thanks to the readers who commented and called to let us know that we'd left it out. Feeling a little sheepish now... BAA!

The Fall Fabric Sale runs through the entire month of September. The Woolen Mill Store will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Look What We Made Using TPC Silk!

This dress conjures up images of swooshing around on the red carpet at an awards show!

The fabric is silk from The Portland Collection Spring 2014 line. We have more than 10,000 yards of TPC fabric (a variety of silks, cottons, and knits) in the store right now, and it's 25-35% off until August 31, 2014. This is the first time this quantity of TPC fabric has been available to the public, and when it's gone, it's gone for good.

Monday, August 18, 2014

TPC Fabric Available for the First Time!

You might have heard of a little thing from Pendleton called The Portland Collection. Local designers gave a fresh perspective to Pendleton's iconic textiles. They pulled inspiration and patterns from our archives for a unique line of menswear, womenswear, blankets, and accessories.

Since The Portland Collection first launched in 2011, sewers and crafters have been waiting to get their hands on the amazing fabrics used.

This is your chance!

The Woolen Mill Store has more than 11,000 yards of fabric from The Portland Collection now in stock. Blanket weight jacquards, wool flannels and worsteds, cotton, and silk -- and to celebrate, we're debuting them at 25% off the regular retail price through the end of August.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Starts Today

Are you ready? The very first Quilt! Knit! Stitch! in Portland starts right now at the Oregon Convention Center.

Join us today, tomorrow, and Saturday for a fantastic fiber-filled event with classes, fashion shows, interactive art, and more.

Find us in booth #2520 with your favorites from the Woolen Mill Store like:

  • Pendleton blanket weight jacquard fabric
  • Melton and EcoWise fabric
  • Fat quarters and layer cakes for quilting
  • Applique rolls
  • ColorPlay carded wool and needle felting supplies
  • Antique bobbins and quills from our Pacific Northwest mills

Will we see you there?