Friday, September 17, 2010
at the mill, on the road
we've begun our west coast road trip & are presently in Oregon.. our first stop was on the way, in southernmost Washington to the Pendleton Woolen Mills! we took a tour, though unfortunately no photos were allowed in the factory.. a shame, as it was an interesting place.. relatively old-fashioned and simple, with many amazing colors and a comprehensive look at the initial wool state all the way through the loom-based construction of some of Pendleton's great blankets
we were able to check out (& photograph) the Mill Store, which had some novel items, mainly the wool by the yard (only plaids, stripes, and solids from this location.) We found a nice plain cream oversize throw for $30 and some gorgeous forest green lightweight wool which I plan to make shams with.. $8.99 a yard!