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How the JST Online Guild Came to Be


When I started weaving, 40 years ago, I did not belong to a guild. In fact, I’d been weaving for nearly eight years before I even knew there was such a thing as a weaving guild. It was when I moved to beautiful Salt Spring Island after art school that I discovered the joy of the weaving guild. I was swooped up by my […]

August 2018 Newsletter


Oh it’s a long while from May ’till September To celebrate the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada we’re having a sale on all things pot related: Potholder Loom Deluxe and Lotta Loops. Potholder Loom Deluxe makes six technicolour potholders whilst Lotta Loops is a 1 lb bag of cotton loops that fit the Potholder Loom Deluxe and makes approximately ten gaily […]

July 2018 Newsletter


Remembering Mary Andrews Last week Alberta and all of Canada lost one of our most treasured weavers. Mary Garnham Andrews passed away at the age of 102 in Banff Alberta. Mary shared her love and vast weaving knowledge with weavers across this country for over five decades and she influenced my weaving path more than […]

June 2018 Newsletter


Limited number of Louet Ericas on sale Suitcase packed? Check. Dog’s in the cattery? Check. Mail’s on hold? Check. Floor loom packed into the station wagon? No?! You’re going on vacation without a loom and you call yourself a weaver? Maybe you’ve overlooked the Louet Erica, the mightiest little table loom that fits right in […]

May 2018 Newsletter


Elizabeth has been honing her skills as a photographer and is doing a fabulous job. Check out our new Hand Dyed 20/2 Bombyx Silk and Hand Dyed 30/2 Bombyx Silk photos – I think the colours of the new photos are far more true. What gets wetter the more it dries? With the great weather comes great weavers dropping […]

April 2018 Newsletter


The Great Arbitrary Cottolin & Organic Cotton Sale In the interests of transparency, I’ll outline what’s about to happen here: I’m going to create what is known in marketing as a “sense of urgency” or “sense of scarcity”, here goes… We are having a 15% sale on all cottolin and 8/2 organic cotton that’s wound on old-style cones. That’s […]

March 2018 Newsletter


The Great Canadian Euroflax Sale of 2018 Our hearts are broken here at JST because 14/2 Euroflax will no longer be stocked by Louet. Boo Louet! We’re going to turn that frown upside down and find a new linen supplier but in order to buy a whole new line we need to sell the old […]

February 2018 Newsletter


The Great Canadian Silk Sale of 2018 We’re having a sale on all natural silky things (not unnatural silly things). That means our 20/2 Bombyx Spun Silk, 30/2 Bombyx Spun Silk, 20/2 Tussar Spun Silk and Tussar Tweed are on sale… ten percent off, those savings add up when you’re buying silk. Sale lasts until March 2, 2018 […]

December 2017 Newsletter


While shepherds washed their socks by night… The three wise men didn’t arrive bearing a Quadcopter, a Nerf Gun and a Nintendo Switch. And they’ll certainly not be buying them from us because we’ll be closed from Dec 22 and returning on Jan 3, 2018. All orders placed during this time will ship on Jan […]

November 2017 Newsletter


It’s Blankie Season… YAY! At this time of year we always love to encourage blankie weaving… we need to stay warm up in these parts! To this end we’ve done two things. 1) We’ve produced a free leaflet to download: Quick yarn requirements for Shetland, Mohair and Alpaca 2) We are giving a 10% discount […]