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October 2017 Newsletter


You’re the fringe twister… twisted fringe twister! If you’ve been finding that twisting fringes has been twisting your melon then I’ve put up a short “how-to” video showing how to twist fringes on handwoven items. Don’t be a twisted sister, subscribe to our YouTube channel as I’ll be putting up more video shorts. Brand spanking […]

September 2017 Newsletter


  Workshop Registration 2018 We are so grateful to all our students who travel from far and wide to attend workshops here at JST. I’d love nothing more than to have the opportunity to teach everyone of you one-to-one but there are more of you than me! We cannot accommodate everyone at our in-house workshops […]

July 2017 Newsletter


Louet loom sale ends July 31st Our Louet loom sale ends July 31st 2017. All our Louet looms (but not Louet accessories) have a 5% discount. Treat yourself to a Louet Jane Loom, or really push the boat out and grab yourself your dream loom. You really can’t go wrong with a Louet Spring Loom. […]

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 […]