Russ and I were in Portland from Wednesday to Friday, we didn't get to spend much time together, but that's okay. We were there to network with different fields.
The Textiles/Apparel Design group that I went with had the opportunity to go to the Mill End Store.
Can we say biggest fabric store in the Nation?
....Even though the size was extremely impressive, I wasn't all that impressed with the fabrics. For some reason everything seemed old and a little frumpy. So I walked out with, not fabric, but; a half a candy bar.
However, I had much better luck at Pendleton Wool. We took the tour, saw some amazing prints coming out for Holiday 2013 and learned a lot about the textile. We also got to visit the store and score some delicious cream colored lightweight wool fabric for
$24 $1.99 a yard. Say what???
I snatched that 2 1/8 yard up before I could even begin to think of what I would make with it. Right now I have it narrowed down to a shift dress or one of my own designs that I've been sketching around.