Month: November 2011
Win a Free Retreat!
Someone will get an early Christmas present!
For every $100 you spend in the month of November, before tax and shipping, you get your name put in for a big draw and the prize is a 5 day retreat with B&B at your choice of an available JST workshop in 2012. If you order $200, we’ll put your name in twice! Order $300 and you get it in there 3 times! Order $400 … you get the idea.
The draw will take place on December 1st and we’ll notify the lucky person right away. We will announce the winner in the December newsletter.
Some people just take off after our workshops! And you could be one of these happy ladies!
Jane Stafford Textiles has a beautiful sample card for each one of our yarn lines. The full set of 15 cards has over 500 six inch yarn samples for you to fondle and drool over. The yarns are presented in an analogous colour arrangement which makes colour choices easy. Each card also lists yds/lb, put up and Jane’s sett recommendations for that yarn. The set of cards alone is a stunning sight, not to mention all of the creative imaginings they will inspire. Each card is $3.00 and the entire set is $35.00
Each sample card set now comes with Jane’s Master Sett Chart, chock full of essential sett recommendations for many exciting projects.
2012 Retreats and Workshops are filling up pretty darned fast! Check them out here!
Know Your Fibre, Know Your Wheel with Cheryl Huseby Wiebe.
In January we are so lucky to have Cheryl Huseby Wiebe teaching her new workshop Know Your Fibre, Know Your Wheel. Cheryl has been spinning for over 30 years. Her spinning and dyeing knowledge are immense. She has accumulated her knowledge by taking spinning workshops with practically every well known spinning teach on the planet, however, what makes Cheryl so special is her ability to share her knowledge so graciously and competently.
Cheryl is also known for her precision dyeing. She has been dyeing for Treenway Silks for over 10 years and was featured in the book: The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing by Linda La Belle.
If you know how to spin but haven’t had a chance to really understand your wheel or to fully appreciate the difference between all kinds of fibres, this workshop is for you! The workshop runs January 21 and 22.
Perfect Fall Project
Isn’t this a great photo? Claire Simon of Salt Spring Island sent this in last week.
These towels were woven in our boucle cotton at 12 epi, 12 ppi. 5 cones will make you 6 towels. We have the pattern up on the store with 3 different colour combinations but Claire picked her own for this batch of towels. She used Cayenne, Gold, Orange, Turmeric and Rust.
It just makes you want to run out and get a clothesline.
The Delectable Sari
Last week in Vancouver I presented the Delectable Sari workshop designed for the Maiwa Symposium and based on my observations while travelling in India. Twelve great weavers gathered together for four days at the Maiwa Loft on Granville Island. The entire workshop used just two yarns: 2/16 cotton for the warp and 2/30 silk for the weft. We looked at supplementary warp, double weave, cramming & denting, inlay and iridescence. It was wonderful!
Group and Bulk Orders
For all yarn orders over $300 we offer a 10% discount and for yarn orders over $500 we offer a 10% discount plus free shipping. So why not gather a few of your weaving friends and put your orders together. You will save save save.
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