Friday, April 18, 2014

Truck Report 4/18/2014

Good morning, WoolFans!

Friday is one of the best days of the week, because the Pendleton truck comes and brings a bounty of scraps to refill the bins here at the Woolen Mill Store. Our bins are overflowing today with wooly worms and fuzzy selvage.

The store will be closed on Sunday, April 20 for the Easter holiday.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Store Closure: Sunday, April 20, 2014

We just wanted to let you know about an upcoming store closure: Sunday, April 20, 2014. May your day be full of peace, love, and family. (And jellybeans!)

The store will be open during our regularly scheduled hours the rest of the week.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Calling All Creative Customers!

One of our favorite things about the Woolen Mill Store is our creative customers.

We love to share pictures of your projects here on the WMS blog, on our Facebook page (5600 fans and counting) and here in the store -- you never know what is going to inspire someone to make a creation of their own.

If you would like to be featured as a Creative Customer, here are a few ways to do it:

  • Send us a picture and description of your project. We'll post it on the blog and Facebook, with credit to the creator. You can email your picture to pwmemb(at)penwool(dot)com.
  • Post your picture to our Facebook page. Our page admins will share your picture so everyone can admire your work.
  • Bring your creation to the store and ask if we can take pictures for you.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Truck Report 4/11/2014

Good morning, WoolFans!

Another Friday has arrived, and the Pendleton truck has brought a bounty of scraps to refill our bins here at the Woolen Mill Store. Are you ready to get crafty? We've got 350 pounds of fuzzy selvage and 250 pounds of wooly worms, and 200 pounds of header.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Discontinued Home Merchandise Sale Going On Now

It's hard to say goodbye sometimes. But we're giving you one last chance to grab some favorites from the Pendleton Home Collection before they retire.

All Night Meeting Legendary Blanket
80" wide by 64" long
The Discontinued Home Merchandise Sale is going on for a limited time at the Woolen Mill Store in SE Portland. Quantities are limited; when something is gone it's gone for good. Give us a call at (503) 535-5786.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Truck Report 4/4/2014

Good morning, WoolFans!

Friday morning means brand new scraps in our bins. The Pendleton truck once again delivered 300 pounds of fuzzy selvage and 150 pounds of wooly worms. More exciting news we received 100 pounds of blanket header!

And in case you missed the announcement earlier this week, our Discontinued Home Merchandise sale starts TODAY! Visit the store or give us a call for more details.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Two Felting Classes Saturday, April 12

Wool is a fiber with amazing properties; one of the coolest is its ability to felt.
From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Felting is a process that mats together fleece (raw wool) by subjecting it to moisture, heat, friction, and/or pressure. Sheep hair has overlapping scales (called cuticles) that open somewhat when wet. Applying some form of agitation causes the hairs to tighten together in a solid mat. The result is a lightweight, windproof, and water-resistant fabric that can be used in a variety of ways. Learn more about wool and water-resistance here. Read about felting woven wool fabric here.

Students in our Needle Felting class use a barbed needle and Colorplay wool

On Saturday, April 12 join us for one or both of our felting classes:

Wet Felting
Wool + water + friction = a cozy new pair of custom-fit slippers. Wear something comfortable and get ready to get wet.

Needle Felting
Wool + a barbed needle = a world of creative options from applique to three dimensional sculpted figures.

A colorful pair of wet felted slippers, stuffed with paper while they dry
 Call the Woolen Mill Store at (503) 535-5786 with any questions or to register for either (or both) needle felting class. Space is limited; please pre-register by Friday, April 11.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No Fooling! Discontinued Home Merchandise Sale Starts Friday

We're not big into April Fool's jokes around here, so you can trust us when we say we're starting our Discontinued Home Merchandise Sale on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Sundancer Throw
54" x 72"
  You'll find great deals on twin, queen, and king size blankets, robes and throws, towels, and other discontinued items from the Pendleton Home Collection. Quantities of some items are limited, and when they're gone, they're gone for good. These deals are only available at the Woolen Mill Store, 8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd in Portland, Oregon.