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October 17, 2023 newsletter

Scarf Season is here!

Do you need an excuse to pamper yourself with a nice, cozy scarf? Well, how about…now that Fall has arrived, I need a tad of warmth around my neck. Or…I’ve always wanted to weave a scarf in Zephyr (wool/silk blend). Or…this pattern weaves 2 so I’ll have one left over to give as a gift 😉 Fill in the blank ______ and make up your justification 😉

Linda’s Scarves Kits

An all-time favourite kit at JST is Linda’s Turned Twill scarf. Linda fell in love with a scarf she had seen at Jane’s Studio. Soooo – she mentally noted the basics and went home to design her own take on it. Linda’s scarf is available in either a 4-shaft or 8-shaft kit.

Linda’s Scarf Kit using 4 shafts

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: 2/2 Twill for 4 shafts
Material: Bambu 12 in Black & Sweet Corn
& Zephyr 50% silk/50% wool in Ebony and Pewter
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements:
4-shafts, 8 or 12 dent reed, weaving width: 9 ¼

Linda’s Scarf Kit using 8 shafts

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: 2 block Turned Twill
Material: Bambu 12 in Black & Sweet Corn
& Zephyr 50% silk/50% wool in Steel and Suede
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements:
8-shaft, 8-dent reed, weaving width: 9 ¼”

Michelle’s Scarf

Michelle designed this warm, cosy and delightful Turned Twill scarf after taking Jane’s Units, Blocks and Profiles workshop many years ago. This kit has also been a long-time favourite on the JST Online Shop. The colours and yarn Michelle chose to design her scarf will give you an elegant and cozy scarf to wear this winter.

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: 2 Block Turned Twill
Material: Zephyr Wool/Silk Blend in Marine Blue,
Royal and Iris
Each kit makes: 2 scarves
Finished Dimensions: 8.5″ X 65″ plus fringe

Loom requirements:
8 shafts, 8 or 12 dent reed
Weaving width: 10″

Huck Colour and Weave Scarves

Huck is such a pretty and versatile threading. We can move from creating the distinctive Huck “circles” that appear when weft floats alternate with Plain Weave to the full Huck Lace effect by alternating warp and weft floats throughout. Huck always pleases. These beautiful scarves were woven by Barbara Mitchell, one of our Dream Team members. In her words: ‘I dreamt of bringing this traditional weave forward into my wardrobe, in an updated way.’

Huck Lace Colour and Weave kits Winter Sunset and Dusty Roses weave 2 scarves each using our delightful Zephyr yarn.

Winter Sunset

Dusty Roses

Discontinuing Popsicle Bouclé Kit

Our Popsicle Bouclé Towel Kit was a limited edition variation for summer. Summer has now come to a close and we are looking to make room for more cozy scarves on our shelves. Once these kits are gone – they are really gone 😉 Get yours while they are still in stock!

From Our Inbox

It’s always a delight to receive a message from across the Pacific Ocean, so we were thrilled to hear from Karyn David who lives and weaves in a rural area of New Zealand. Kudos to her for learning to weave through the School of Weaving. She is now weaving on her newish Louet David lll. Your email made our day/week Karyn! Scroll down to see what Karyn has been weaving……

Hi Jane and team,

I’ve been a member of the online guild for a few years now. Most of what I know about weaving has come from Jane! This is such a wonderful resource – I live in a rural area of New Zealand with no weavers nearby, so being able to have a teacher in my studio with me whenever I want her is amazing!

When I wanted to “upgrade” my weaving loom from a 4 shaft table loom, I used the information in Jane’s videos to help me select my new loom. I settled on an 8-shaft Louet David III – which I love! There wasn’t one nearby for me to go and try, I simply trusted the information in the videos and placed the order. I’m so glad that I did! I’ve been weaving on it now for just over one year and have no regrets.

I have also enjoyed the weaving classes. I haven’t woven anything from the current season, and I don’t use Jane’s yarns (shipping from Canada to New Zealand makes this unrealistic). But, I have used similar yarns for projects where possible. I’m currently working with various silk yarns – 20/2 mulberry silk, hand-reeled mulberry silk, 60/2 eri silk, 60/2 muga silk and handspun tussah silk and am loving the colours and textures.

Thanks for your help Jane,
Karyn Davis

60/2 eri silk warp (indigo dyed) and predominantly 60/2 eri silk weft; on the left side there is a section of handspun tussah silk (has coffee coloured, elongated diamonds), hand reeled mulberry silk (has white, very square diamonds) and 60/2 muga silk (coffee coloured diamonds).

20/2 mulberry silk warp and weft – scarf

10/2 mercerised cotton warp and weft – huck lace baby blanket – I didn’t realise that the pattern was missing a section at the right hand end until it was hung at an exhibition!!

20/2 mulberry silk warp and weft – 8 shaft Turned Twill scarf

All David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship. Once ordered the looms generally take 5 days to reach our customers!

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October 10, 2023 newsletter

Hygge Organic Cloud Cotton Blanket

We thought every big person (not just babies) should have their own special blanket. Hygge is that blanket! “Hygge, a Danish word about taking time away from the daily rush to be together with people you care about – or even by yourself – to relax and enjoy life’s quieter pleasures. The word hygge dates back to around 1800, at least in the meaning it has today.” From the great interweb …..  pronounced hyoo·guh 🙂

So here you go…..a blanket that will embrace you and bring joy to every moment you’re wrapped in it. Happy Weaving…….

Weave Structure: Plain Weave
Material: 2 cones of Organic Cloud Cotton
Each kit makes 1 blanket 39″ wide X 76″ long plus fringes

Loom requirement:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 8
Weaving width: 44 1/8″

Organic Cloud Cotton Replaces Monte Cristo

We’ve been wanting to have an organic fluffy cotton blanket yarn for a long time and wanted one that could come in different colours. We’ve found a wonderful source for the yarn and they are also willing to dye it. We thought we’d start with a neutral and asked for a grey sample. We loved it….. we ordered it and now have it in stock. As you know, the proof is in the pudding and ….. our pudding is the Hygge Blanket above. You can have second helpings of pudding! Because we are ordering in very large quantities, we are able to offer this yarn at an extremely good price. Try out our Organic Cloud Cotton in natural or grey and see for yourself.

Organic Cloud Cotton in Grey

Our Organic Cloud Cotton in grey is dyed exclusively for JST and cannot be found anywhere else!

All David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship. Once ordered the looms generally take 5 days to reach our customers!

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October 4, 2023 newsletter

Majestic Maple Colourway

We were asked if our Tussah Majestic Maple could be dyed in 20/2 Bombyx & 30/2 Bombyx silk weights. Our dyer got busy with her dye pots and you can see the results below. A perfect opportunity to weave a scarf that will make you feel like fall is here and then wear it during the winter to keep those memories alive 😉

More Choices with Eco-Jeans!

To give you more variety weaving with this environmentally friendly yarn – we’ve added more colours to our Eco Jeans colour range. Now you can add Olive, Havanna, Black and Rush to your choice of colours when designing your next project with this fabulous yarn. These 4 colours come in 100-gram cones with 656 yards per cone.

From Our Inbox

Sometimes weavers need a bit of help…

Lisann (Elisabeth) from Maple Ridge wrote in looking for advice with the Cramming & Denting scarf she designed using our Eco Jeans yarns. She had made many variations of this pattern with great success but this time her selvedge threads kept breaking on one side. Lisann felt that this particular colour felt different than the others…a little softer perhaps, the spin wasn’t quite the same.

Lisann kindly sent us a photo of her beautiful scarf on the loom with the broken selvedge threads.

Jane replied below:

At this point, it is selvedgeable …. haha!

Occasionally you get a batch of yarn that’s not quite the same as others and if it’s on the selvedge…which takes so much more wear and tear than any other place in your warp….it will break.

You could first try to limit the draw-in on that side by leaving a higher angle in the weft before you beat, that can definitely help with selvedge breakage but, if it doesn’t, you might need to size your warp threads.

I take 1 tbsp of all-purpose flour and make a paste by adding water until it’s like runny glue. Then, I size the warp threads on the selvedge. I just use my fingers…wet your fingers and run them along the warp threads on either side of the castle. You can let it dry for a few minutes and then every time you advance your warp you will do that. As soon as you add it, the yarn gets stronger. Once the scarf comes off the loom and you wet finish, it all disappears and you’d never know it was there.

I had to do this on an Alpaca warp not long ago….it was just one colour. In India, they soak rice in water and do the same thing. 🙂


Thank you! I knew you’d know what to do. And yes, I feel much more hopeful – I have pasted and sized and all seems to be holding together so far. And I had a lovely memory of what my hands felt like after making play doh with my kids years ago…. 🙂

Jane was happy that Lisann was able to work it out:
Yay flour and water!
So hi tech!

Lisann sent us a photo and the best quote:

Just off the loom with nary a broken thread after sizing. Thank you so much for your help! I see so many life lessons in my weaving practice, and I think this one is:  When the stresses of life threaten to pull us apart, a few carbs can help us keep it all together. 😉

Lisann’s finished stunning scarf!

All David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship.

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September 26, 2023 newsletter

Add your own touch to these downloadable patterns!

We can’t pretend anymore that the last day of Summer is solidly behind us! Now that we are seeing the end of September, we thought that you and/or your Guild might be looking for inspiration for a tea towel exchange or weaving Christmas gifts. This week we are featuring our $10 patterns, the ones that aren’t in kits, so you can change the colours and add your own personal colour palette to the items you want to weave 😉

Mavis’ Monk’s Belt & Basket Weave Scarves

Have you been dreaming about creating a beautiful scarf or two in the near future? The Mavis’ Monk’s Belt & Basket Weave Scarves pattern comes in both versions in the downloadable pattern. You get to pick the one that appeals to you or weave both, and you are all set for seasonal Guild or craft sales and/or gift-giving. 

Garnet & Ginger
woven with

Zephyr (wool/silk) in Garnet
12 gauge Bambu Ginger

Zephyr (wool/silk) in Chartreuse
20/2 Bombyx Silk in Salt Spring Sky

JST Tea Towel Patterns

One of our favourite things we get to weave is a tea towel warp. We are offering a downloadable selection of different towel patterns. Tea towels are always a popular item at Guild Sales and seasonal craft sales. Or put a warp on your loom and weave off a gift for everyone in your extended family! 

Harvest Splendour Tea Towels

These towels use our lovely Venne 8/2 Organic cotton in an array of beautiful fall colours. What better combination of Mother Nature and organic yarns.

Undulating Twill Tea Towels

This 8-shaft Twill towel woven by Sharon Broadley was first seen on the All About Stripes episode. We had lots of requests and Sharon shared her pattern with us!

Spring Has Sprung Tea Towels

Great for the beginner weaver! Weave 8 towels in plain weave using 8/2 cotton in a colourful array of greens with a touch of Raspberry.

Kiki’s Swedish Lace Tea Towels

These classic towels were designed by Kiki for the Swedish Lace Show & Tell. She used Fibonacci numerical series to come up with her wonderful graphic placement of the blocks.

Jane’s Favourite Organic Tea Towels

Jane’s Favourite Organic towels were designed after her trip to India where she was surrounded by an amazing palate of colours. The pattern uses Venne’s Organic 8/2 cotton but you can use any 8/2 cotton to weave these 4 towels.

Cornucopia Tea Towels

Another favourite pattern using Venne’s Organic Cotton in Bright Pink, Flaming Red, Orange & Havana. These towels will bring life to any kitchen!

JST Blanket Patterns

Mohair Blankets

Here’s an opportunity to weave a mohair blankie and change up the colours before you order your yarn. This way you can create a blankie in your favourite colours or…someone special’s happy colours 😉 If you already have a stash of mohair – then do your “wrap the ruler” test to check on the sett that you would need for your personal project. If you don’t … have a lot of fun choosing your personal colour choices from the 32 colours of the fabulous mohair we carry! 

Spring Stripes Mohair Blankie
click here to purchase Spring Stripes

Three Stripe Mohair Blankie
click here to purchase Three Stripe

These pattern have instructions to weave one mohair throw with finished dimensions 41” x 74” plus fringes. The patterns include instructions for warping with sticky threads front to back, threading, weaving & finishing.

Whole Lotta Huggin’ Blanket

Do you want to weave a blanket but not in mohair? Then the Whole Lotta Huggin’ is the blanket pattern for you! It’s woven in our reasonably priced Quebecoise 2-ply wool. Quebecoise comes in a wide range of colours you can choose from – should you wish to get creative with the colours in your blankie. The bonus of this blanket warp is that you’ll end up with 3 blankets – 2 that you can sell and 1 that you can keep so you and your family are cozy this coming winter.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Finished Dimensions : 39″ X 75-78″ plus fringes

Purchase Quebecoise 2-ply wool here

In Case You Missed It

School of Weaving

Turned Taquete Lesson

Our latest episode aired last Thursday! This is a great episode that will help you get blocks that look close to Turned Twill on just 4 shafts. Turned Taquete is a wee marvel with a straight draw threading and the ability to manipulate 2 blocks on 4 shafts.

This episode will teach you all you need to know so you can weave this exciting variety of tea towels. It’s hard to believe they are all off the same warp! That’s the magic of Turned Taquete!

You can buy the full kit here. Kit includes all the yarns needed plus the weaving instructions (including draft) to follow along with the videos.

All David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship. Once ordered the looms generally take 5 days to reach our customers!

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September 19, 2023 newsletter

Cozy Wraps & Blankets

Mohair and Harrisville Shetland yarns

Evenings are getting cooler and – if you have been tempted by the JST cozy wrap and blanket kits – now is the time to weave some warmth for your shoulders as we move into Fall. It’s hard to believe after the heat this summer has given us that we cross the Autumn Equinox this coming Friday!

Ruckle Beach

This kit has become a favourite project for the weavers who have woven and worn it! It will bring cozy comfort on cool autumn evenings to whoever grabs it to throw around their shoulders 😉 If you are fortunate enough to have a loom that will allow you to weave a blanket 43″ in the reed – you are all set to weave a blanket instead of 2 wraps.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain weave
Material: Harrisville Shetland
Each kit makes: 1 blanket or 2 wraps

Burgoyne Berry Shetland Wraps

Looking for a tad more challenge in your weaving? This wrap is perfect for you. It’s basically the same size as the one above but in a pattern that is fun to watch develop as you weave.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 3/1 twill, 1/3 twill & Basket weave
Material: Harrisville Shetland
Each kit makes: 2 wraps 24″ X 72″ plus fringe

Two Stripe Mohair Blankets

Looking for a new experience in weaving? Why not weave a Two Stripe Mohair Blanket and have it ready and waiting for a cool winter’s night? If you are a member of the School of Weaving – you can learn how to weave with mohair – Season 1 Episode 9 – Making a Mohair Blankie… Yes!  Have fun choosing your favourite from the colour options below.

Check out our Knowledge Base articles on:
Weaving with Mohair
Finishing Mohair
Skeleton tie-ups on a Counter-Marche Loom

Grant’s Shetland Blankie PDF Pattern

Grant’s Shetland Blankie PDF pattern is available as a FREE download. The pattern is for 2 blankets and requires 6 cones of Harrisville Shetland yarn. You can purchase the colours in the pattern or choose your own. Your loom and reed need to be able to welcome a 45″ width. This is a perfect pattern for the beginner weaver!

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure:Twill
Material: Harrisville Shetland
pattern yields: 2 Blankies

Click here to purchase the yarn.
For fulling instructions, visit JST Knowledge Base
Fulling your handwoven fabric.

Limited Colourway Edition!

We are happy to bring back this wonderful limited edition colourway, Majestic Maple in Tussah. Grab them while we have them!

Falling Leaves Huck Lace Tea Towels

These lovely towels feature Huck Lace which gives you a chance to play with Huck and create the designs provided in the pattern OR create your own designs. You will have 8 tea towels when your warp is done that can be used as gifts or kept for your kitchen, brightening it up with the colours of Fall!

From Our Inbox

This week we are sharing this wonderful blanket that Ruth from Montana wove as a gift for her son and his wife to commemorate the year they got married.

In an additional note from Ruth she explained how she came up with the idea for the stripes in this treasured blanket: The idea to use the daily high temperatures for the weft colors came from knitted scarves I remember from several years ago. Those scarves were inspired by the Tempestry Project.

Good morning Jane,

I wanted to share the double weave blanket I made using the techniques provided in Season 3 Episode 7 of the School of Weaving.

The blanket commemorates the year my son and daughter-in-law were married. I used Harrisville Shetland set at 8 EPI, a simple charcoal frame, and for the color sequence in the weft used the high temperature readings for the year they were married. I assigned a different color to each 5 degree temperature change and each day was 2 shots of weft. There were lots of color changes so it was intentional weaving with lots of time to remember the year and my lovely children. The finished blanket has a wonderful, cuddly, soft hand and measures 64” x 96.5” excluding the fringe.

I’ve attached photos so you have an idea of the blanket.

Thank you so much for the instruction and information you provide through the school – you are an inspiration!

Kindest regards,

Ruth Terry

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September 12, 2023 newsletter

September’s Paint Box

Venne 22/2 Cottolin

From left to right: Deep Red, Raspberry, Mauve, Cassis, Bright Pink, Flaming Red, Rich Berry, Autumn Red, Orange, Jaffa, Golden Yellow, Yellow & Very Light Yellow

Opening up the yarn pages of any Venne yarn on our website is like opening a paint box. You get to choose the colours you want to see “playing” together. You can then design your unique tea towels, runners, or other household linens with the colours you choose. Venne Cottolin is our favourite yarn for tea towels because you can weave hard-wearing and absorbent towels that will last for years. Cottolin is made of 70% organic cotton and 30% linen. The linen in the combination has been used for centuries for household items. Our ancestors referred to them as “linens” and had a “linen” cupboard so they could store their kitchen and household textiles for a lifetime.

  • Plain weave 16-20 epi (ranging from a gossamer fabric at 16 epi to firm cloth at 20 epi)
  • Twill 20-24 epi (ranging from a nice drapey fabric at 20 epi to a firmer cloth at 24 epi)

Venne Collection

Cottolin isn’t the only magical Venne yarn that we carry. We also carry their Organic Cotton, Eco Jeans recycled yarn, and Organic 16/2 Linen. The quality of these yarns makes them the go-to yarn for many weavers who want to create a lasting gift for cherished families and/or themselves.

Organic Cotton

Venne 8/2 Organic GOTS certified cotton is available on 100g cones with 710 yds/cone (3,230 yds/lb.).

Plain weave: 16-20 epi (ranging from gossamer cotton at 16 epi to firm cloth at 20 epi
Twill: 20-24 epi (ranging from a nice drapey fabric at 20 epi to a firmer cloth at 24 epi

Eco Jeans Recycled Yarn

Are you aware that Venne’s Eco Jeans yarn is 100% recycled and is made from worn jeans, jackets and other articles of jeans fabric? Here’s your chance to create a wonderfully soft scarf, shawl or… as well as doing a tiny something for our tired planet. It’s made of 48% cotton, 47% polyester and 5% other material. This super soft yarn is a tad thicker than 8/2 cotton and slightly textured.

Organic Linen

This exquisite line of 16/2 linen comes in stunning colours and is just waiting for you to design a “one-of-a-kind” treasure. It’s available in 100g tubes – 600 yards per tube (2,700 yards/ lb). Both setts below give you a nice drapey fabric.

  • Plain weave: 15 epi & 15 ppi   
  • Twill: 18 epi & 15 ppi


A few weeks ago we posted this photo on social media from one of our customers who purchased this wonderful pallet of autumn colours in Venne GOTS certified organic cottolin Olive, Brass, Golden Brown, Rich Berry, Autumn Red, Deep Red, Brick Red and Apricot. We just had to share it with all of you in case you are looking for a bit of inspiration for your next project. 

From Our Inbox

Our “From Our Inbox” this time comes to us from Austria where Brigitte Schweitzer created this stunning length of cloth after watching Jane’s School of Weaving episodes. She wove this treasure using Venne Organic cotton and we’re guessing from your photo Brigitte – that you have 8 shaft Turned Twill towels in your future 😉
Hallo Jane and Team,
I’m really happy of my last weaving. I love the colours and the material, it’s Venne Bio cotton. Thank you for your inspiration.
Best wishes from Austria,
Brigitte Schweitzer

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September 6, 2023 newsletter

Brushed Mohair

September is here and we’re headed into a colourful fall – in more ways than one! You can add to the colour of your September by weaving a mohair throw – or shawl or scarf 😉 Check out the range of colourful mohair you can “dress” your loom with. Design your own project using one of your favourite graphics with Fibonacci as your guide.

Brushed 78% mohair, 13% wool, 9% nylon,
available in 100 g cones – 215 yds/cone (approx. 975 yds/lb).

We have a Reference Guide available for download for a scarf, shawl or throw.

Weaving with Mohair – Season 1 Episode 9

Watch while Jane talks about mohair as she weaves a scarf and a throw.
Not a member of the School of Weaving – now’s the time to start with a 7-day free trial!
This is what you’ll learn in Season 1 Episode 9:

-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

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August 29, 2023 newsletter

Weaver’s Tool Box

Those little tips and tricks you learn from Jane and weaving friends…..

We thought you might enjoy a few “handy hacks” using items that you might have just lying around waiting to be used in a new way. Some you might have around your home and others you can find at your local hardware store or another store in your neighbourhood.

Sticky Note

Weaving Twill? Grab a sticky note, fold it in half corner to corner and use it to double-check your ppi by making sure you are weaving a 45-degree angle.

Removeable Tape or Stickers

Anyone weaving through School of Weaving episodes and watching Jane weave, knows how important these removable labels are for keeping your treadling in order. Note in this specific example – Jane puts her plain weave on the outside treadles and her Twill pattern treadles in the middle. Easy peasy to learn the rhythm of the pattern you are weaving.

Graph Paper

Not sure whether you understand the draft for a project? Graph paper is the perfect way to look at your structure without having to get a warp on the loom. JST graph paper is included in so many School of Weaving PDFs – find one, scan copies and away you go!

You can also download a 4 and an 8 shaft Draft Design Sheets right here:
4 shaft Design Sheet
8 shaft Design Sheet

LED Lights

These little LED light strips work wonderfully when you are threading your loom or weaving. They shed light where you need it most while threading and weaving. And you can find them in a hardware store or online in your own community.

Making A Repair Heddle

We have many little videos that help you fix or understand an issue you are having – this one is on making a repair heddle! Check out our YouTube channel.

Handy, Must Have, Tools


Winding a long warp with 2 or more threads in your hand but only have 1 or 2 cones of the yarn you are using? Wind a part cone onto one or two of these spools and you are all set to wind. What’s left on your spool can be wound off on bobbins and will be ready to weave.

Fringe Twister

Every weaver needs one of these Fringe Twisters. They are so much faster and neater than twisting your fringes by hand!

Fringe Twisters - Double

Traditional 11″ Brass Scissors

Jane’s favourite scissors! We all need one really great pair of scissors to be used only on fabric. Do you have one or more people in your life who don’t understand the necessity of keeping these away from paper? Label them with a sticker saying fabric only!

Harrisville Brass Heddle/Reed Hook

Any member of the School of Weaving knows how “attached” Jane is to her Harrisvile Heddle/Reed hook. 😉 It leads a busy life – threading heddles, sleying the reed AND last but certainly not last – as her pointer in so many School of Weaving episodes.

Dr. Beckmann Colour and Dirt Collector

One sheet added to your wash water, whether you wash by machine or by hand, will grab any fugitive colour lurking around in your yarn. They are truly amazing!

Cone Holder

The photo for this cone holder – tells the story. It will hold up to 8 cones and/or tubes of yarn waiting for you to quickly wind your warp with up to 5 ends in your hand. We aren’t suggesting that winding 8 at once would be the way to wind a good warp 😂

All David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship. Once ordered the looms generally take 5 days to reach our customers!

Summer and Winter with Colour and Weave is Live!

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August 8, 2023 newsletter

JST Silk Bombay

Magic always happens in a dye pot – but sometimes in ways that surprise you. Our silk colour Favourite Wine came out of the dye pot in the deeper, richer colour of a Cabernet Sauvignon rather than the cheerful bright red of a Shiraz! A happy accident that is available while quantities last. Grab a skein or 2 of Bombay in 30/2 Bombyx or in 20/2 Tussah.

Sweetheart Bronson Lace Scarf

When I was creating the content for block analysis that we learned in Season 6 Episode 9 of the School of Weaving I had leftover warp and thought I’d play a bit more. Hearts popped off my graph paper and into the cloth. One version took 12 treadles and I kept playing around until I could get a heart using just 10 treadles which all 8 shaft looms have (I think)! If you look at the scarf, the hearts on the left hand side need 10 treadles so that is what this pattern has been written for.

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

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

Charlie’s Silk Scarf

This beautiful scarf was designed by Charlotte Holmes using two of our Tussah silk yarns. It is a simple two stripe design with log cabin patterning, half the warp is threaded dark/light and the other half light/dark. You can play with your stripes however you wish!

Warping is fast and easy because you get to warp with two ends in your hand 😉

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 20/2 Tussah Silk in Chocolate Cherry & Natural
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

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

From Our Knowledge Base

Wet finishing fine yarn fabrics

New to weaving with silk and/or other fine yarns? Wondering how to finish it after you have taken your precious item off the loom? We thought it was a good time to share the article from our Knowledge Base that covers your questions and/or concerns. 

I have recently woven a 20/2 silk scarf in a lace weave, which turned out beautifully. However, when I washed it, spun it for 30 seconds in the gentle spin, hung to dry and ironed it dampish, the fabric is still showing creases, which won’t iron out. The same thing happened with the last three bamboo scarves in plain weave. I cannot get the creases out. I rewashed them but it didn’t make a difference. Where have I gone wrong?

Silk loves to crease when it is wet. When I wash my silk, I never wring it out. I have always hand washed my silk scarves and stoles in the kitchen sink and I let them drip dry in my shower. Imagine taking your silk scarf and lowering it into your sink, lowering it down like an accordion. I then raise and lower the silk up and down to wash it. When I have finished the washing I accordion it into a lasagna pan sitting beside the sink. Rinse it the same way, always ‘accordioning’ it, never wringing it. I then take the lasagna pan up to the shower and drape the scarf over a broom handle stretched across the shower (I have a corner shower) and I let the scarf drip dry. Then I steam press it with a thin cloth over it. Same thing with any fine yarn, like the bamboo.

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August 1, 2023 newsletter

New Baby Alpaca Yarn

We are so excited to finally introduce you to our new Baby Alpaca yarn and the wonderful range of colours that you can choose when you weave with it. Just imagine the wonderful scarves you could create for both the men and women in your family as ……… presents. (we don’t want to use the “C” word in August – this year is already flying by too quickly ;

6/2 Peruvian baby alpaca is available in 100 g cones
with 984 yds/cone (4457yds/lb)

This stunning baby alpaca is sure to convert even the itchiest of people into alpaca lovers. This yarn can be used in the warp and the weft and blends absolutely beautifully with 40/2 linen, 30/2 and 20/2 silk and even 8/2 cotton! This is not a superwash yarn. Check out our Fulling Instructions on the JST Knowledge Base for tips on fulling!


  • plain weave: 16 epi
  • twill 18 epi

Free Pattern – Alpine Alpaca Scarf

Last Chance Kit

Sometimes we just have to say so long, farewell and goodbye to some of our kits due to lack of space 😔 So ….. it’s goodbye to Berry Bowl and Kiwi (both are different colourways for our Just Monk’n Around tea towel kit). There are only a few left in these colours and when they are gone – they’re gone!

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Monk’s Belt with Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 22.7″

Share your weaving project!

We’ve been delighted to include so many wonderful examples of what our members have learned through our School of Weaving and how they have interpreted that knowledge into their own unique cloth. We’d love to see what YOU are creating – send us your photos, and the story behind what you have created on your loom as a member of the School of Weaving.

All David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship. Once ordered the looms generally take 5 days to reach our customers!

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Have a weaving question? Find us on the Jane Stafford School of Weaving Forum and on Weave with Jane Stafford at Ravelry.