Northeast of Portland is Washougal, Washington, location of one of the Pendleton Woolen Mills .
To get there, go north, across the Columbia River.
It’s where I go to buy wool for my heavier coats and jackets.
In 1909 the Bishop’s bought a defunct woolen mill in Pendleton, Oregon. They constructed a more efficient building and resumed production of Native American trade blankets and robes that the mill was known for.
Pendleton still buys raw wool, spins, dyes and weaves it into fabric, then manufactures blankets and clothing….
it starts with the stuff from a sheep and ends up with a plaid shirt.
Amazing, don’t you think?
Piles of their beautiful blankets.
By the 1920’s Pendelton was also weaving wool shirting.
Racks of plaid shirts. For men,
My take for the day. Enough for many swing coats and pants.