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June 2017 Newsletter


Louet Sale until July 31st Until July 31st 2017 all our Louet looms (but not the Louet accessories) have a 5% discount. So if you were splashing out on a Louet Megado Floor Loom, you’d save almost $1,000… and yet still incur the wrath of your bank manager. Due to high demand, delivery may be […]

May 2017 Newsletter


Mercerized Cotton, the end of an era We’ve carried mercerized cotton for over 25 years. However, recently UKI has changed their policies and small stores like ours have to buy 20 cones per colour per weight in order for them to deal with us. Unfortunately we cannot afford that inventory or space. Whilst we’re sad […]

April 2017 Newsletter


  “Absolutely love these video’s! Now I have Jane in my studio anytime I want! I think this was a fabulous idea to create this online Guild, so many helpful tips and learning moments! And as usual, I had big smiles and chuckles as I watched Jane in her unique teaching style!” – Mary, Seattle, […]

Colour & Weave Inspiration : Plain Weave and Twill


Colour and Weave Inspiration During the past few weeks some great cloth has walked through our doors and I just have to share it with you. All of these pieces are based on Colour and Weave Technique…. basically working with dark and light colour combinations in simple cloth. In my workshop Colour and Design we […]

JST August Newsletter


August is a magical time for us at JST – read about our Natural Dye workshop, our Yarn news, and general Yarny business here – in the Old Ladies with String Digest. Newsletter begins after the Jump…   Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better. – […]

JST’s New Tussar Silk


We are so pleased to introduce you to our lovely new line of Tussar Tweed Silk that we are carrying at JST. Direct from India, this silk is a beauty to weave with.   Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. – Chinese Proverb View this email in your browser Introducing Tussar […]

JST July Newsletter


Ah, July – the month of road-trips, workshops, and garden bounty. See what we’ve been up to here at the studio this July. Newsletter begins after the Jump. Happy Weaving!   Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. – Chinese Proverb Throw * Beat * Change * Beater Back Dispatches from the […]

JST June Newsletter


It’s June! And here’s what we’ve been up to. And what’s coming this month. Happy Weaving!   New JST Online Store It’s been a long, long road, but we are so pleased to launch our new online store! And we have a little sale in store for you since it’s because of you that we […]

JST April Newsletter


It’s Alive! It’s Live! It’s JST’s New Look. The picture above is what we’re so excited about. It’s our newly launched website. We have been working on a very special project for some time now and we are happy to say that the web face of JST has received a facelift. Although we loved our […]

Weaving in Ethiopia – Part 2


One of the wonderful things about travelling is being able to share ideas. I have learned so much from the weavers of India through my trips with Charllotte Kwon from Maiwa Handprints and I was able to share some of these ideas with the weavers at Sabahar.   Kathy arranged for us to have a […]