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JST’s Spring Newsletter

Last Minute Vacancy: Lacey Places Workshop

April 13 -17, 2015
JST, Salt Spring Island

A last minute spot in Jane’s Lacey Places workshop has come available! If you want to explore the world of lace weaves, now is your chance! Visit our website to read the course description. Farm stay is available at JST. Contact us by email or phone (250) 537-9468 to register.


March 13 and 14, 2015
Cloverdale Exhibition Hall

Come and visit us at this year’s Fibreswest, now just over a week away! We will be bringing a large selection of fibres, including our own hand-dyed hotline of Alpaca, Silk, and Mohair, but we cannot bring everything… So if you have your heart set on a particular product, please let us know so that we can pack it for you!

For those of you looking for an inspirational boost, on Saturday afternoon Jane will be giving a mini-lecture on colour selection.

For more information on  Fibreswest visit:

Pieces: Celebrating Textiles

March 27-19, 2015
Florence Filberg Center
Comox, BC

If you’re from Vancouver Island, you may want to consider heading to the Celebrating Textile conference in Comox. Explore the relationships between local history, cloth making, natural materials, stitch narratives, global textiles and what is in your closet. Mingle with and celebrate the vast talents of makers and artisans from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The gala opening on Friday night features the acclaimed Charllotte Kwon of the Maiwa Foundation, Vancouver, speaking on “Slow Clothes.” .

Project Planning 101

May 28
JST, Salt Spring Island
Workshop at JST, Salt Spring, BC — Does weaving math drive you to drink? Come detox with Jane. We will look at warp and weft calculations, planning yardage requirements, configuring warp ends for a given draft and basic draft reading. Don’t be scared … we’ll simplify the process.

Honing your Basic Weaving Skills

May 29
JST, Salt Spring Island

Just two spaces left in this workshop! Visit our website for more information.

The Natural Dye Workshop with Charllotte Kwon Approaches….

 July 27-30, 2015
JST, Salt Spring Island

And we still have a few more spaces… Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the secrets of natural dying!

Don’t forget that we offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $200.

Group Discounts

If you buy $500 or more of yarn we’ll pay for your shipping costs and take off 10%. So why not band together with all your guild members or weaver friends and do group orders. You’ll save, save, save.

Mailing List

We want to expand our mailing list.  If you like getting the Old Ladies with String Digest, even if you’re a young lady or a gentleman, please spread the word.


Happy Spring from JST!