We would like to thank you all for such a wonderful year. There has been much weaving and merriment within our studio walls this past year. It is our priviledge to teach such wonderful students and to be able to carry on the age old tradition of making cloth. Thank you to all our customers from near and far. We wish you all a peaceful, kind and generous holiday season. We are so blessed for all we have in our lives.
JST will be closed from December 22nd- Jan 3rd. Our last shipping day is Monday, December 21st. We must receive your order by noon on the 21st in order to guarentee that it will be shipped that day. We will re-open and resume shipping on January 4th.
Every year we like to share with you a recipe that Rosemary has served at retreats through out the year. This Christmas we decided to share 2 – one sweet and one savoury – that you can use this holiday season.
We’re sitting around here stunned that it is December already. We finished our last retreat with a stunning group of ladies in Units, Blocks, and Profiles. Retreats start again in February, so we have a little break from warping looms and keeping the house and studio clean! Phew!
It has been a while since the last JST newsletter, so we thought that we would give you a peek at some of the new additions to 3 of our cotton yarns lines. Hopefully these new colours will re-invigorate your weaving design (and be a good excuse to weave more and stay indoors!).
For those of you starting to panic about Christmas gifts, never fear, we have a whole bunch of new kits in new colour ways – a great gift for any weaver.
This simple classic scarf in 12 gauge bambu is fun and fast and easy to weave. The scarf was designed by Eben (Jane’s son!) and has long been a studio favourite – now finally available as a kit in three beautiful colour ways!
We have two new sets of tea towels from Arlene Kohut and Kathy Ready.
Huck Lace Tea Towels
The first is a brand-new colour way of the popular Huck Lace Tea Towels. The rich browns, reds, and oranges remind of fall and are a beautiful warm accent to add to your kitchen (or your hoard of tea towels!). We have named the new colour way “Falling Leaves”.
Bronson Lace Tea Towels
The second is a brand-new design that includes beautiful Bronson Lace patterning down the edges. This Organic Cottolin tea towel was inspired by a traditional design. The kit is available in two colours, the traditional “Antique” and the richer “Burgundy”. Arlene’s Tea Towels are another stunning example of lace in the kitchen!
New Swift from Schacht
The Schacht Ultra Umbrella Swift is such a brilliant new swift from Schacht that we just have to bring your attention to its many new and novel features. It does everything you ever wanted and more, making skein-making or ball-winding effortless. Especially worthy of note is the one-handed loading by pushing down on the swift (yes, it works just like the video, we tested it!).
Hatbox Spinning Wheel
Louet’s classic Hatbox Spinning Wheel is arriving at JST next week! These are a limited edition, so a one-time offer! We have just four left ready to go under someone’s tree. You can order your Hatbox today at our online store.
Last Shipping Day Before Christmas
December 21st, 2015 is the last shipping day before Christmas! All orders must be placed by noon on the 21st to guarantee that they will go out that day. The JST studio will be closed from December 22nd- January 3rd, and will resume shipping on January 4th.
Last but not least
Don’t forget that we offer FREE SHIPPING on in stock yarn over $200.
Thinking about placing a large order? Ask about our discounts.
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