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Timeless Art: Block Printing

Block printing has a long history that spans thousands of years. Originating in East Asia, the technique existed in China as early as the 2nd century CE; one of the earliest surviving woodblock printings was done before 220 CE. Images and text were cut into blocks of wood and printed on silk cloth. Eventually, the … More >

Pendleton Heritage

The history of Pendleton Woolen Mills is one of opportunity, exploration, and innovation. British weaver Thomas Kay laid the foundation when he arrived in Oregon in 1863. His expertise lives on in Pendleton’s tweed, flannel and worsted wool apparel. Kay’s grandsons, the three Bishop brothers, opened Pendleton Woolen Mills in the early 1900s. They joined … More >

John Muir

In celebration of John Muir’s birthday: John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914), also known as “John of the Mountains”, was an American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature, especially in the … More >

Halloween 2016

Some creative ideas to inspire a unique Halloween display!          

National Parks Turn 100!

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25th, 2016! To celebrate, on 16 days in 2016, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2016: January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day April 16 through 24: National … More >

Shop Small 2015

Thanks for a great 2015! We are so grateful for our downtown and our amazing customers. Please remember to support your favorite local shops and restaurants this holiday season, wherever you may be. The record American 2015 “Cyber Monday” announced today is a scary thing for these small businesses. Our one small business supplies 10 … More >

Dog Days of Summer

We love our dogs in Bend … we have several canine friends who stop by for a visit at the shop, grabbing a treat from Shelley and getting pats from customers. We keep a bowl of water outside our door everyday and invite the shy ones in, watching as they sense a dog-friendly place. Here … More >

Pendleton & The National Parks

Pendleton blankets have been a part of the National Parks experience for most of a century. Montana’s Glacier National Park was established in 1910. James J. Hill, founder of the Great Northern Railroad, commissioned Pendleton Woolen Mills to create a one-of-a-kind blanket for the park’s lodges. The Glacier National Park blanket debuted in 1916 and has … More >