pendleton is here!
This week we are excited to introduce Pendleton wools at Suppose! You can’t how imagine how excited I was at Spring quilt market choosing the first wools to carry and chatting with Stacy & Mimi from the Pendleton factory. I grew up always having a Pendleton blanket on the couch to snuggle up with and love their iconic Native American Designs. Their wool is just the softest; it’s raised & woven in the U.S. and the 150 year-old company is still family run!
We have both lightweight and heavyweight reversible jacquards in 64″ width, just like you might see in the Pendleton blankets. And get this. We’ve got their wool binding too, so with just 2 yards of wool and 8 yards of binding, you can recreate a blanket like theirs at a fraction of the price. I see a lot of these in my future. The Pendleton designs have a rich heritage, dating to 19th century Native American trading. An excerpt from the Pendleton history:
A study of the color and design preferences of local and Southwest Native Americans resulted in vivid colors and intricate patterns. Trade expanded from the Nez Perce nation near Pendleton to the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni nations. These Pendleton blankets were used as basic wearing apparel and as a standard of value for trading and credit among Native Americans. The blankets also became prized for ceremonial use.
These wools would also be incredible for custom outerwear, perhaps I need a cape like this in San Miguel (the grey crosses). In addition to the yardage in stock, we have swatches of the Pendleton 2013 collection, and can take special orders.
You may have noticed the quilt on the right in the top photo of the Pendleton booth, which was actually made with wool fat quarters. These fat quarter bundles end up being an incredible deal at $55 since you get 2 yards worth of fabric at less than the price of 1 yard. The quilt pattern is included with each bundle. Don’t you want to just squeeze those?Our Pendleton fabrics will not be sold online, but we can answer questions and take orders by phone or email. You’ll find our contact info in the column to the right.