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June 18, 2024 newsletter

From Our Dye Studio

New Limited Edition Silks

Sharon – our silk dyer, has been having fun playing with the colours of her rainbow to see what she can create using our 20/2 Bombyx Silk! Aren’t the colours below wonderful? And…they are available for you to buy! However, these are limited editions…when they’re gone – they’re gone……

Grab a colour, or two…and see what magic you can create.

Prussian Blue

Blackberry

Copper

Lichen

Shitake

Curry


Summer Colour Towels

With summer just around the corner – how about weaving some summer colours into tea towels for your kitchen and/or as gifts? We love having a stash to choose from when we have time in the sun to spend with family or friends. Have a few ready and waiting to give as a hostess/host gift when you finally have the time to visit those special people in your life.

Spring at the Cabin Tea Towel Kit

These towels have been designed by JST Dream Team member, Gail Maier and are simple to weave on a warp that gives you 8 towels to “play” with!

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Weave structure: Log Cabin
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 23⅓ “


African Violet Bouclé Towel Kit

These towels are quick and fun to weave. Cotton Bouclé is wonderfully absorbent and a great kit for the beginning weaver.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Cotton Bouclé
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 or 8 dent
Weaving width: 22″


Beach Umbrella Tea Towel Kit

Beach Umbrella towels are perfect for your next picnic. Not only can they wrap your food, but they also serve as excellent mats for your picnic setup.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 7 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
EPI: 18
Weaving width: 24.25″
Finished Dimensions: 21″ X 27-30″ long


Tuscan Twill Tea Towel Kit

These towels were designed by Susan Brown, Jane’s first (and longest) employee, and the samples were woven by Sharon…who also doubles as JST’s silk dyer.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure:Twill Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 6 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
EPI: 20
Weaving width: 22″
Finished Dimensions: 27-30″ X 19″


Popsicle Bouclé Towel Kit

We’ve restocked our shelves with a few more Popsicle Bouclé Towel Kits! Grab them while they’re here, as these are becoming a popular set of towels for this summer!

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Cotton Bouclé
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 or 8 dent
Weaving width: 22″


Pretty Pansies Cotton Towels

One of our favourite kits is the Huck Towel kit, originally designed by Arlene Kohut. In 2021, Elizabeth was assigned the task of adding more huck & colour sequences to the pattern and Pretty Pansies was created!

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave & Huck Lace
Material: 8/2 Cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 25 ½”


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


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June 11, 2024 newsletter

Organic Cloud Cotton

15 Colours to Choose From!

Have you been wanting to weave a blanket but wished for more Organic Cloud Cotton colours to choose from? We’ve read your mind 😉 Now you can plan a blanket that will be the centre of attention anywhere – in an elegant living room, den, or the bedroom of a “wee princess” in your life. Check out the new colours that are waiting for you on our shelves…..

Curry


Organic Cloud Cotton Sample Card

As lovely as the above photos are – the best way to actually see how “happily” the new Organic Cloud Cotton colours will live together is to have a sample card in your hand! Click on the link below to add this “tool” to your cart.


FREE Original JST Baby Blankie Pattern!

You can now get the pattern download for free of our favourite baby blanket of all time. Then, have fun choosing from a wide range of stunning Cotton Cloud colours as you design a unique blankie that will be cherished for years to come! Don’t worry – the kit is still available 😉

We’re so happy to be able to share this free pattern with everyone. It’s been a favourite kit at JST and has covered so many babies over the years – including our babies and grand babies. As our wee ones have grown, this blankie has become the “security” blanket for many toddlers.

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Organic Cloud Cotton
Each pattern makes: 1 blanket 33″ X 50″ plus fringe

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Weaving Width: 35″
Reed: 8 dent


Baby Hygge Blanket

Our delightful Hygge Baby Blanket kit comes with three different design options – you get to choose to weave the one you like best or…all 3 styles. The colours we’ve chosen for this baby blanket kit are truly eye-catching!

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Organic Cloud Cotton
Each kit makes: 3 blankets 29.5″ X 45″ plus fringe

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Weaving Width: 35″
Reed: 8 dent


Canvas Weave Baby Blankie Kit

This blankie makes for a perfect snuggle. Organic Cloud Cotton is the star ingredient, it has to be one of the softest cottons on earth. It is sprinkled with 8/4 cotton in Nile Green and Periwinkle.

We can make this kit in any 8/4 cotton colour you like! Simply, put the Canvas Weave Baby Blanket kit into your cart and on the checkout screen in the notes section, let us know which colours of 8/4 cotton you would like in your kit.

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: 4 shaft canvas weave
Material: Monte Cristo cotton & 8/4 cotton
Each kit makes: 1 blanket

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Weaving Width: 35″
Reed: 12 dent


Hygge Blanket

Humm – don’t you deserve a cozy blanket to curl up under after a hard day of weaving 😉 Your own blankie, a nice cup of tea or glass of wine plus a great book you just can’t put down…seems like a perfect way to relax after a busy day! This cuddly Hygge blanket kit comes in classic natural and grey Organic Cotton Cloud.

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Organic Cloud Cotton
Each kit makes: 1 blanket 39″ X 76″ plus fringe

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Weaving Width: 44 1/8″
Reed: 8 dent


Brushed Mohair Sale Continues!

Guess what? We’re down to our last few cones of our current mohair line, and they’re available at an incredible 20% off! Don’t miss out, get yours now!


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


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June 4, 2024 newsletter

It’s Back!

Popsicle Bouclé Kit

Popsicle season is almost here and we thought it was time to bring back our popular Popsicle Bouclé Tea Towel kit. These 100% cotton bouclé tea towels are fun to weave, very absorbent and a joy to have hanging in any kitchen on a bright summer day. Visiting family or friends this summer? These towels are easy to pack in your suitcase and have handy as a hostess gift 😉

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Cotton Bouclé
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 or 8 dent
Weaving width: 22″


Eco Jeans Yarn

Have you checked out the range of colours we have waiting for you to create a unique project for your loom? You can purchase our stunning and oh-so-comfortable – Cramming & Denting Eco Jeans Scarf kit and pick out your own choice of colours when you reach the checkout screen. Or…create an original design with this fabulous, soft yarn by weaving a wonderful scarf or shawl that helps our planet.

Venne Eco Jeans is 100% recycled Nm 12/2 comes in 100g cones – 656 yards per cone (2971 yards/ lb). This yarn is made from recycled jeans and used plastic bottles. Made of 48% cotton and 47% polyester and 5% other material. This super soft yarn is slightly thicker than 8/2 cotton and is a bit textured.

Care instructions: hand wash, iron on low, no dryer & no bleach.
Sett plain weave 14 epi and twill 16 epi.


Cramming & Denting Eco Jeans Scarf

We can make this kit in any colours you like! Simply, put the Cramming and Denting Eco Jeans Scarves kit into your cart, on the checkout screen in the “notes” section let us know what colours of eco jeans you would like us to include when we make your kit.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Venne Eco Jeans
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 13″


Brushed Mohair Sale!

Our current mohair line is still available and at a stunning 20% discount! Hurry and snag your favourite colours before they’re all snapped up!


Two Stripe Mohair Blanket Kit

Only a few left on our shelves! Buy now to get a 20% savings!

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Brushed Mohair
Each kit makes: 1 Blanket 41″ X 74″ plus fringes

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 dent (do not use a 12 dent reed as 0,1 will strip the mohair)
Weaving width: 45″

Each kit includes:
Weaving instructions (including draft)
800 grams brushed mohair


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


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May 29, 2024 newsletter

Ponyo Towels

One of the great things about being a Nana is getting to watch children’s movies again. Freya’s favourite is My Neighbour Totoro. I was searching for it on Netflix and came across another amazingly beautiful film out of the same studio in Japan called Ponyo. From the minute I started watching I was blown away by the colour, the graphics, the movement and story. 

We had just finished filming Shadow Weave with Rebecca Logan and the waves in the animation reminded me of one of the threadings from her gamp that was based on the curved threading and we still had her gamp on the loom. It was immediately rethreaded from selvedge to selvedge and Ponyo the towel pattern was born. Ponyo means soft and squishy in Japanese. Seems like it was all meant to come together. I hope you can find a minute to watch Ponyo, it is such a beautiful story.

Ponyo Towels is only available for purchase as a PDF download.

Add Ponyo Towels PDF Pattern Download to your shopping cart and check out as usual. You will receive a confirmation email which includes the link you can use to download the pattern.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Shadow Weave Powell System on 8 shafts
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 7 tea towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 8
Reed: 8 dent
EPI: 16
Weaving width: 24.6″
Finished Dimensions: 20″ wide X 30″ish long


Stash Busting with Ponyo!

Once you’ve purchased the Ponyo Towels PDF Pattern, you will need 2 cones of 8/2 cotton Light Grey, 2 cones of 8/2 cotton in Black and 1 cone of 8/2 cotton in Magenta for the warp.

For the weft, we used the following from our stash:
Charcoal, Seaton, Turquoise, Peacock, Blue, Periwinkle, Magenta, Apricot,  Turmeric, Orange, Black, Lemon, Pale Limette, Limette, Red, Rust, Wine, Fuchsia, Hot Pink, Light Plum and Bleached.

This is a great stash blasting pattern so feel free to use what you have in your stash 🙂


Alpine Alpaca Scarves In Stock!

Have you tried weaving with our wonderful alpaca yarn yet? Alpaca is hypoallergenic and a lightweight, stunning fibre to weave with. Delightful to wear in any season 🙂

Introduce yourself to alpaca by weaving a scarf in one of our 2 different colour schemes – Valley or Mountain.

Valley

Each kit makes 2 scarves
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 2/2 Twill
Finished Dimensions 16.5″x 74″ (plus fringes)

Loom requirements:
4 shaft
Weaving width of 18″ minimum
Reed used: 12 dent (or use your reed substitution chart)

Each Kit Includes:
Weaving instructions and draft
4 cones 16/2 Baby Alpaca

Mountain


Brushed Mohair on Sale!


We are discontinuing our current mohair line. All our current stock of mohair is 20% off until it’s gone. We’ll be making room for the exciting new range of colours that we will introduce to you at the end of summer.


Shadow Weave at the School of Weaving

To learn about Shadow Weave we suggest to start with the School of Weaving’s Season 4 Episode 8 – Shadow Weave followed then with Season 8 Episode 2 – Shadow Weave, Atwater to Powell with Rebecca Logan where the Ponyo pattern is based on.

Season 8 Episode 2 – Shadow Weave, Atwater to Powell

Season 4 Episode 8 – Shadow Weave

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The School of Weaving brings you a complete subscription filled with endless weaving possibilities. In your trial period, you’ll unlock access to all our lessons aired so far. It’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss!


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


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May 22, 2024 newsletter

Discontinuing Our Current Mohair Line

20% off on all in-stock mohair yarns and mohair blanket kits

Mohair news 🥳  We have established a connection with a mill in South Africa that makes beautiful mohair yarn. Their yarn comes in a wonderful new colour palette that will certainly tempt you to give mohair a try on your loom. To make the new line even sweeter –  this mohair comes with better pricing. Win-win 😁

So….we are discontinuing our current mohair line. All our current stock of mohair is on sale until it’s gone. We need to make room for the exciting new range of colours that we will introduce to you at the end of summer, just in time for blankie season.


Mohair Blankie Calculation Sheet

The following information will give you a quick idea of how much yarn you’ll need to order, should you want to weave a project with the mohair we have on sale.

Scarf – 2 cones

Shawl – 4 cones
A throw/blankie would need 7-ish (8) cones of mohair.

For more detail on the sett/size of these three items – click on the reference guide link below.


Two Stripe Mohair Blanket Kit

We have a few blankie kits of our current mohair in stock in a range of colours AND they are on sale as well! If you’ve been wanting to try weaving a mohair blankie, now is the perfect time to weave your own.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Brushed Mohair
Each kit makes: 1 Blanket 41″ X 74″ plus fringes

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 dent (do not use a 12 dent reed as 0,1 will strip the mohair)
Weaving width: 45″

Each kit includes:
Weaving instructions (including draft)
800 grams brushed mohair


Mohair Cone Ends

Don’t forget to check out our Mohair Cone Ends Sale page!
Each bag has 200g of brushed mohair (2-5 cones of surprise colours).


School of Weaving

Weave a Mohair Blanket

New to weaving with mohair AND a member of the School of Weaving? Go back and watch Season 1 Episode 9 – Making a Mohair Blankie… Yes!

Jane takes us through the steps she has used while weaving over a thousand blankies. It’s a priceless episode for anyone interested in weaving with mohair. 

This is what you’ll learn in Season 1 Episode 9 – Making a Mohair Blankie:

  • Making the fuzziest warp ever.
  • Warping Front to Back.
  • Tying one warp onto an existing warp or a pseudo warp.
  • Winding on the stickiest warp in the world…….easy, peasy.
  • Creating the perfect tie-up for a nice clean shed.
  • Beat sequence.
  • Winding bobbins with fuzzy yarns.
  • Hemstitching with mohair.

Learn to weave a scarf and a throw in this episode!

And…check out how to finish and brush your mohair scarf or blanket in the following lesson in Season 1 Episode 10 – Finishing up our first year with FINISHING!:


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


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May 14, 2024 Newsletter

Buckens & Owls

Rabbit Holes…..are such wonderful places to fall into 🙂

This project came about because I couldn’t climb out of one. In Season 7 of the School of Weaving I created my first episode on M’s & O’s and loved it. After it aired I was sent a wonderful article written by Harriet Tidball in 1957 that provided an alternative method of drafting it. I took that drafting method and added Colour and Weave sequences to it in Seasons 7 and Season 8 and then started weaving it with Huck tie-ups and Bronson Lace treadling styles.

I want to thank Marilynn Cowgill for sending the article, David Schulz for reminding me about the article and Arlene Kohut for driving me into the Huck and Lace lane on the great highway of M’s & O’s and of course Harriet Tidball for her brilliant draft and Margaret Windeknecht who’s C&W studies have kept me going for years.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: M’s & O’s threading variation
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 9 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 8 dent
EPI: 16
Weaving width: 24.5″
Finished Dimensions: 20″ X 26″


More Towel Kits

The magic that dark/light creates in a woven cloth that never fails to draw us in 😉 And often, a slight splash of bright colour adds a touch of “polish” to the final graphic. We are delighted to add Buckens & Owls to our dark/light tea towel family of Oslo, Rustic Elegance, Alfresco and Garibaldi Flats. All these tea towels are happy being put to work in any kitchen, no matter what colours they’ll get to “play” with.

Oslo

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Huck Lace
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 6 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
EPI: 18
Weaving width: 24.5″
Finished Dimensions: 21″ X 25-27″


Rustic Elegance in Cotton

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Huck lace
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Width in reed: 26.5”
Reed: 12 dent


Alfresco

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Turned Twill Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 8
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 21″
Finished Dimensions: 26″ X 19″


Garibaldi Flats

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 4 shaft Twill or 8 shaft Turned Twill
Material: 8/2 Cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4 or 8
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 24″


From Our Inbox

Ruth Mueller from Coldstream, BC has sent us photos of her adaption to our Garibaldi Flats pattern. Thank you, Ruth! This pattern gives you lots of room to “play” while creating your design with either the 4-shaft or 8-shaft pattern that comes with the kit.


Here are my tea towels in blues for friends.

Ruth Mueller


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


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May 7, 2024 newsletter

Cozy & Casual

Doesn’t the name Cozy & Casual sound like a perfect “in-between” scarf you can wrap yourself in as Spring slowly turns into Summer? Barbara wove this delightful scarf using Organic Cotton Cloud, Eco Jeans and 16/2 cotton yarns. The magic of Summer & Winter’s weave structure shines in this cozy but dramatic scarf. And … this scarf would be perfect for Fall as well – a practical but beautiful all-season scarf 😉  

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Please note that this is a complex pattern and requires advanced weaving knowledge

Weave structure: Summer & Winter
Material: Cotton Cloud, Eco Jeans & 16/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 2 scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
EPI: 10
Weaving width: 14.6″
Finished Dimensions: 12″ X 72″ plus fringes


A Few More Light Scarves

Cramming & Denting Eco Jeans Scarf

Our Eco Jean yarn is lovely to work with when weaving with cramming and denting! This yarn loves the challenge because it grabs onto itself and stays in place where you want it to be. These scarves are light and airy, casual and warm. A perfect addition to jeans and a T-shirt!

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Venne Eco Jeans
Each kit makes: 2 scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 13″


Fulford Mist Linen & Silk Scarf

Our Fulford Mist scarves are so luscious! They are woven in two colours of our 30/2 silk woven on our 40/2 linen warp using a timeless 2/2 twill. The combination of crisp linen and shimmering silk creates a light and elegant scarf for a special summer occasion.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 2/2 Twill Weave
Material: 30/2 Bombyx Silk & 40/2 linen
Each kit makes: 2 scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Width in the reed: 16″


From Our Inbox

We’ve received photos of a stunning shawl woven by PK from New Zealand. We love seeing what PK has created and have shared her weaving with you in a previous newsletter. This time PK created a 40/2 linen shawl, using a division of space in 3 with one of the thirds in stripes – Fire Red, English Rose, Denim and Ginger. The warp was a total of 600 ends at 20epi. What a fabulous shawl PK, and thank you for your generosity by being willing to share this spectacular shawl with your JST “family”.


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


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April 30, 2024 newsletter

Mother’s Day is Coming

Are you a weaver who has someone in your life that you want to celebrate on Mother’s Day? If so, and you want a quick gift to give to her – you can’t go wrong with potholders! Order a potholder kit now and you should have time to weave a few potholders in her favourite colours that will brighten up her Mother’s Day! Or, if you have a hunch that she might have fun making the potholders herself – then give her the potholder loom and a bag of loops in the colours that would inspire her. Either way – we have you covered 😉


Harrisville 7″ Potholder Deluxe Traditional Size Kit

Kit comes with enough cotton loops to make 6 potholders. Additional loops sold separately.

Included in the kit:

  •     Sturdy metal loom 7″ x 7″
  •     2 Hooks (one metal for loop weaving and one plastic for finishing)
  •     Illustrated instructions with lots of ideas.
  •     Enough cotton loops to make six potholders
  •     Multicoloured 100% cotton loops

Use this Potholder Design Wizard tool to create and inspire your very own potholder designs. Watch how to weave a potholder video.


Lotta Loops Traditional Size – Party Pack

Each party pack bag makes 18 potholders!
Cotton loops are custom-sized to fit our 7″ Potholder Loom. Every loop fits.


JST Store E-Gifts

Are looking for a last-minute gift to give to your “weaving” Mom? Give her the fun of choosing an item that she has been wanting to add to her weaver’s toolbox …. give her an  E-Gift!


School of Weaving Subscription

Give the gift of learning, an all-access subscription to the Jane Stafford School of Weaving. You can choose between 1 to 12 months! Included with a subscription:

  • Immediate access to 7 full seasons & 3 lessons from Season 8
  • That’s 74 episodes to date
  • A new lesson every 6 weeks during the gift subscription
  • Downloadable pattern instructions in PDF for
  • Access to our active Forum

JST Greeting Cards

These beautiful greeting cards can also be gift cards 😉 You’ve just spent a lot of time and effort in creating that perfect handwoven gift for someone in your life. If you plan to box and wrap your gift for a special occasion – then including one of these JST greeting cards adds a special layer to the work you’ve already done. You could explain a bit about the item you’ve woven. For instance … the choice of colours, structure and/or why you wove them the particular item you are gifting them. Or … another handy use is to include cleaning instructions for the item – washing instructions – machine/hand, and dry/dryer, etc. 

Out in the Wild Collection


From Our Inbox

Sometimes photos of little “beings” just pop into our mailbox and make our day! Thank you, Carolyn! They are absolutely delightful and will be loved to pieces by whoever they adopt. They look very intelligent so don’t for a minute think the choice will be all yours 😉

Hand-spun wool and kid mohair, woven, then sewn with help from my sister-in-law. Gifts for my great-grandchildren. Carolyn

All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


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April 23, 2024 newsletter

New Limited JST Silk Colours

Sharon has been playing with ideas for new silk colours in our Dye Studio. Aren’t her latest test colours fabulous? There are several of each of these limited edition colours available in 20/2 silk … but, once they’re gone … they’re gone!


Weave a Mother’s Day Scarf

for a very special woman in your file

Do you have a special woman in your life – mother/aunt/friend – someone who has been there for you when you needed her? Why not weave her a scarf for Mother’s Day that will be like a warm hug she can wear in recognition of her special place in your life? The Sweetheart Bronson Lace Scarf, with its lace hearts, will always remind her.

We can make this kit in any silk colour you like! Simply, put the Sweetheart Bronson Lace Scarf kit into your cart, on the checkout screen in the “notes” section let us know what colour of 20/2 Bombyx silk you would like us to make the kit in.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: 8 Shaft Bronson Lace
Material: 20/2 Bombyx Silk & 8/2 cotton
Pattern yields: 2 scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 8
Reed: 8 dent
Weaving width:18″
Finished Dimensions: 16″ X 63″ long (plus fringe)


A Few more Favourite Scarf Kits

Ganges Sunrise Scarf

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 1/3, 3/1 Twill Weave
Material: 30/2 Bombyx Silk & 40/2 Linen
Pattern yields: 2 scarves

Loom requirement: 4 shafts, reed: 12 dent


Huck Colour & Weave Dusty Roses Scarf

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Huck Lace with Colour & Weave
Material: 18/2 Zephyr 50% wool 50% silk
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 12.33″
Finished Dimensions: 10″ X 67″ (plus fringe)


From Our Recipe Files

Rosemary, an amazing chef and baker, has helped keep Salt Spring Island tummies happy for years. Jane’s in-studio students (before the School of Weaving was launched) were fed like royalty during their stay on SSI. One of the many ways that Jane showed her friend how much she appreciated her was by creating a beautifully framed Name Draft. Head to video 6.5.2 – The Process of Name Drafting to see and hear Jane talk about Rosemany and the gift she made for her.

The recipe below is one that Rosemary created and shared with Jane. Anyone who grows rhubarb knows that when it grows in abundance in your garden – you are looking for different ways to use it. We originally shared this recipe in a newsletter on April 12, 2016, and thought it was time to share it again 😉

Rosemary’s  Rhubarb Muffins

One of the first things that burst forth in the spring is the old-fashioned staple … Rhubarb. It’s at home in many homestead gardens as it is in our kitchens. Rosemary has given us her delicious recipe for Rhubarb Muffins. Enjoy!

2.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Topping (set aside)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your muffin tins.

Mix all the wet ingredients, including the sugar together in a bowl. Next, mix the dry ingredients together so they are well distributed. Incorporate the wet ingredients.

Add chopped rhubarb to the mixture. In a separate bowl, mix your melted butter and sugar for the topping. Add batter to your tins, sprinkle with topping and bake for about 20 minutes. Then, grab your butter, sit back, and enjoy!


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April 16, 2023 newsletter

You’ll rave about the 20 colours
of our new 16/2 Bamboo line 😃

This wonderful 100% 16/2 Bamboo comes in 20 rich colours, giving you an amazing range of colours in your design/crayon box. Just imagine the fun you could have designing and weaving a scarf of many colours. This bamboo is very fine and can be sett at 24 epi for Plain Weave or sett at 30 epi for a 3/1 Turned Twill. Your Twill scarf will seem like magic when the light bounces off the sheen you will create. And … your stash will be happy to welcome our 227g (half-pound cones), which will give you 3360 yards that can be waiting for other projects in your future. This bamboo can be used as warp and weft and can also be used as weft blended with 8/2 cotton or 16/2 cotton warp, the options are endless.

Forest
We’ll upload a photo of Bamboo in Forest soon! In the meantime, enjoy a photo of Freya with our silks 🙂


From Our Inbox

We’ve had several questions lately about weaving baby blankies and … we have a perfect example to share with you. The photo of this stunning baby blanket below was sent to us by Mary Ann Jackson of Victoria, British Columbia. Thank you for sharing Mary Ann!


Thought you might like to see the baby blanket I created using 4-ply cotton and cloud cotton.

I like the light-weight hand and soft cushy feel.

Cheers,
Mary Ann Jackson

Check out our Organic Cloud Cotton Line and our 8/4 cotton!


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.

Here to help

Have a weaving question? Find us on the Jane Stafford School of Weaving Forum

and on Weave with Jane Stafford at Ravelry.