Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tired of Lost Flip Flops?

Never lose another flop, thanks to this tutorial from Make It and Love It: Interchangeable Flip Flop Back Straps! What a brilliant idea -- and the possibilities for embellishment are endless.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Truck Report 6/24/11

Good morning, Woolfans! We apologize for the lateness of today's truck report, but our usual truck reporter is on vacation this weekend.

Let's get to the good stuff: the Pendleton truck delivered 300 pounds of header and 300 pounds of selvage.

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Creative Customers: Sharon's Mega Rug!

By far, our most popular class at the Woolen Mill Store is our Wool Rug Crochet class. In this class, you can learn how to take a pile of selvages from the Pendleton mills and turn them into a thick, fluffy, soft, fun rug. It's a great way to turn trash into treasure!

Creative customer Sharon took the rug class last year and fell in love -- and brought in this massive 5 foot by 7 foot rug for us to ooh and aah over.

You can see more rugtastic creations at Sharon's Etsy shop: RugEmpire or in person at the Tigard Festival of Balloons this weekend in Tigard, Oregon.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Did You Miss Our Etsy Craft Party?

On Friday, June 10th, crafty folks all over the world got together for an Etsy Global Craft Day party. We hosted a party here at the Woolen Mill Store.

We had a bunch of different crafts to try, decorate your own cookies (with three types of frosting, coconut shreds, and more!), and lots of giveaways.

It was a blast! We're already looking forward to Etsy Global Craft Party 2011. Will we see you there?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Truck Report 6/17/2011

Happy Friday, Woolfans! We hope you had a lovely, low-stress week.

If you've been wondering what delights the Pendleton truck would deliver for us, wait no longer! After a few weeks without any new selvage deliveries, we unloaded around 300 pounds of the fuzzy fun stuff.

We've still got two big bins full of blanket header (the $3 per pound stuff), a variety of solids and plaids in the $5 per pound bins, and two bins of premium wool strips (they're wider than worms in fun colors and prints) for your crafting pleasure.

It's not too late to create something crafty for your favorite dads for Father's Day! We've got lots of last-minute inspiration at the Woolen Mill Store.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Limited Edition Blanket Now Available

Click on the image for a larger view!

The Woolen Mill Store is pleased to be able to offer this inspirational blanket at an amazing discount: regular price is $208; now available for $75 while supplies last. Shipping to anywhere in the continental United States is just $15 for one blanket, $5 more for each additional blanket to the same address.

Visit the store or call us at (503) 535-5786 to order "Bringing the World Truth". Quantities are very limited.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Coffee Cup Cozy

What a great idea!

{Every}Nothing Wonderful has a great tutorial for turning an old sweater into an earth-friendly recycled coffee sleeve! It's quick and easy and super cute.

If you don't have an old sweater you are ready to part with, you could find one at a thrift shop or use some blanket header pieces from the Woolen Mill Store.

What else can you think of (or have you already done?) to give an old sweater a second chance at life?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Community Craft Night -- This Wednesday!

Join us for Community Craft Night on Wednesday, June 15th from 5-7pm.

It's free! Bring something to work on and enjoy some chat time with other crafty folks. Spread the word, bring a friend, crafters of all ages are welcome.

Need help with a project? Woolen Mill Store staff -- and some highly skilled local crafters -- will be there to talk ideas and give advice.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Truck Report 6/10/2011

Hellooooooo Woolfans! Happy Friday, happy weekend, and happy Etsy Global Craft Party day to you.

The Pendleton truck visited us yesterday afternoon and delivered a nice variety of mill by-products: 100 pounds of wooly worms, 150 pounds of premium wool strips, and 200 pounds of blanket header.

And we've still got plenty of selvage (especially the brightly colored blanket weight selvage) left over from previous weeks. It's a good day for crafting!

Will we see you this afternoon for our Etsy Global Craft Party? From 2-5:30pm we're offering fun crafts, light refreshments, and a chance to meet and network with some amazing crafty folks! Totally free!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Creative Customers: Natalie's Bags

We never know what we're going to get when the Pendleton truck makes its weekly delivery. On one delivery, we got a bunch of strips with an interesting, nubby texture. Creative customer Natalie fell in love and put them together to make a super cute striped bag.

While we were taking pictures of the nubby bag, a friend of Natalie's walked into the Woolen Mill Store wearing another Natalie creation:

The red accent on the bag? Done by needle felting.
Want to see more of Natalie's work? Visit her on etsy: bu bags

Monday, June 6, 2011

Etsy Craft Party at the Woolen Mill Store

Are you ready to party?

Friday, June 10th is the second Etsy Global Craft Party, and you can celebrate with us at the Woolen Mill Store! We'll have crafts to try, light refreshments, and giveaways from 2-5pm.

If you're an Etsy seller, feel free to bring some business cards, flyers, or samples for display.

You can RSVP for the event at if you like, or just stop by. Friends and family and craft lovers of all ages are welcome to attend and participate!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Truck Report 6/03/2011

Good morning, Woolfans!

What have you got on the agenda for this weekend? We're looking forward to Kids Make and Take Craft Day on Sunday, June 5th. Bring the family by and try out a bunch of new crafts any time between 11am and 4pm.

The Pendleton truck delivered fun scraps for your crafting adventures -- 25 pounds of premium wool strips -- we'll be using some of them for Make and Take Craft Day, but there will be plenty left over for you! And the bins are still full of blanket header and selvage from last week's delivery.

And did you know that for the month of June, we have discontinued jacquard fabrics on sale for 40-80% off! That adds up to some incredible savings on some Pendleton classics like Chinook, Rimrock, Rock Art, and more.

Have a lovely weekend -- will we see you on Sunday?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kids' Make and Take Craft Day: This Sunday!

We're hosting an all-day craft party at the Woolen Mill Store on Sunday, June 5th: Kids' Make and Take Craft Day.

This is a chance for your family to try out a bunch of new crafts... just in time for summer vacation! If you've ever wanted to try needle felting or wet felting, come on by. If you like to talk projects and possibilities, join in the fun! If you like to take old things and use them in new ways, you'll find lots of inspiration here.

Kids' Make and Take Craft Day
Sunday, June 5 2011
$5 per project
Crafts are geared towards ages 9 and up; children under 9 should have a parent's assistance.