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May 16, 2023 newsletter

New Bambu 12 Colours

Hooray, we found more shelf space when we recently did a spring cleaning of the Studio! Now, we’ll be using that space to bring you new choices in your weaving life! This week we’ve added some new colours that are perfect to include in a summer scarf or wrap.

Watch this space as we add new yarns and colour options that you will soon be able to add to your own stash.

Limited Supply

Limited-time offer on Mandarin!


Our Bambu 12

available in 100 g cones with 1,386 yds/cone (6,300 yds/lb)

The raw material for these yarns is derived exclusively from the pulp of bamboo trees grown under sustainable agricultural practices. Because the base is consistently lighter than that of pulp taken from typical trees harvested for common rayon, the production of our Bambu yarn is subjected to less chemical treatment than usually applied to the production of common rayon. We recommend twisting your fringes before washing.

Sett:
plain weave: 24 epi for a very fine, gossamer fabric
Twill (3/1: Turned Twill): 30 epi for a stunning fabric


We’ve been testing a new yarn!

At JST we are always looking for the best yarns for our weavers and we fell in love with these samples of 16/2 Baby Alpaca. In the very near future, we’ll be filling our shelves with a range of beautiful yummy colours. In the meantime, we have these two colours in stock. Only 10 cones are available in both Cloud and Kentucky.

16/2 Peruvian Baby Alpaca put up in 100 g cones – 984 yds/cone, 4457 yds/ lb.

plain weave: 16 epi & ppi
Twill: 18 epi & ppi


And we’re back at it!

Our new dye studio is up and running! Sharon has been getting our first batches ready for the dye pots. Don’t forget to sign up for the back-in-stock notifications on your favourite silk colours. That way we’ll know what colours need to jump to the front of the line 😉 

JST Hand-Dyed Silks


In Case You Missed It

Handwoven Magazine May/June Cover

Barbara Mitchell is a very talented weaver we have been working with at JST for a number of years. This month we were thrilled to see her Colour and Weave scarf – Shadow Boxing – on the cover of the newest issue of Handwoven Magazine that is on its way to subscribers’ mailboxes. If you love this scarf and want to weave it – the Shadow Boxing draft is in the magazine and the colours of Bambu 12 yarn that Barbara wove with are … Truffles, Pearl, Emperor, Aruba, Borage, Lime Grass, Cerise, and Cyclamen (or Raspberry).


We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments toward your balance, at your convenience.

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May 9, 2023 newsletter

Magical May

One night last week we looked out and up at a sky was an incredible pink! It was the most amazing pink that matched and surrounded the flowers of a Camellia bush in full bloom. The magic sky slowly deepened to the richest pink/red that you can imagine. As weavers – the first thing that goes through our minds is how can we use that colour in a fabulous piece of cloth – maybe a scarf, a cozy wrap for a spring night or …… Picture a scarf made out of 40/2 linen with the subtle colour of Peachy Keen and/or Violet Ice mixed with the Linen as weft. Not in the mood for a scarf? who says you can’t have pink tea towels? Just imagine the fun you could have designing your own towels using 8/2 cotton in Salmon, Peach, Fuchsia, Cinnamon or with Bouclé in Salmon –  which are the colours featured above on our May calendar page 😉


JST Pink Kits

Can you tell that pink is our “flavour” of the month? We thought you would enjoy seeing different kits that play with pink in their design. You can wrap yourself in pink or use it to brighten up your kitchen in the months ahead.

English Rose Lace Scarf Kit

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Canvas Weave
Material: 40/2 linen
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 16.5″


Sweetheart Bronson Lace Scarf

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: 8 Shaft Bronson Lace
Material: 20/2 Bombyx Silk & 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 2 scarves

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


Tea Towel Time with Jane Towel Kit

English Rose

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain weave, 2/2 Twill, Basket Weave,
Turned Twill, Broken Twill, 1/3 or 3/1 Twill
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes 12 towels. Finished dimensions: 21″x 27″ hemmed.

Loom requirements
Shafts: 4 or 8
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving Width: 26″


Back in Stock

Ruckle Beach Wrap

Harrisville Shetland is such a wonderful cosy yarn. Available in lovely heathered colours, it weaves up quickly and blooms beautifully when wet finished. Ruckle Beach Wrap kit contains enough yarn to weave one blankie or two wraps based on one of the squares from our colour and weave gamp (DDL), woven in a frame. Once fulled and brushed, it makes the perfect light throw or snugly wrap for curling up with a cup of tea and a good book.

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plainweave
Material: Harrisville Shetland
Each kit makes: 1 blankie or 2 wraps

Loom requirements
Shafts: 4
Width in reed: 43″ for the blanket or 32″ for the wrap
Reed: 6 dent or 12 dent

For fulling tips, visit our Knowledge Base.

School of Weaving subscriber?
Watch the video Fulling in the Washing Machine.


Limited Supply

Mohair Bolero Bouclé

Our supplier sent us Mohair Bolero Bouclé instead of the Brushed Mohair so that means you’re in luck! Grab these while we have them on our shelves! Bouclé mohair is easy to warp with and it weaves up quickly at 6 picks per inch and can add some texture to your project.

Mohair Bolero Bouclé is made of 78% Mohair, 13% Wool and 9% Nylon in Natural at 980 yds/lb and available in 100 g cones. It’s a joy to dye so imagine weaving with this mohair in colours you have created! Double the fun 😉


Mother’s Day

Are you looking for a last-minute gift that will give your “weaving” Mom some fun choosing an item she has wanted to add to her weaver’s toolbox? These E-Gifts are perfect. 


We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments toward your balance, at your convenience.


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May 2, 2023 newsletter

Soft & Snugly

Spring is finally arriving on our coast and every living thing around us is taking a deep breath and looking forward to being surrounded by new life, in so many forms. It’s a joyful time of year and there is nothing more heartwarming than the arrival of a brand new baby, no matter what season they are born in 😉 These 2 blankies have proven over and over again how much they are treasured by the family that receives one as a gift. You’ll see it for years as the “comfort blanket” of choice for the baby you wove it for as they grow. Is now the time to think about having a blankie woven and waiting to wrap around a new bundle of joy in your world?

Monte Cristo Baby Blanket

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Monte Cristo cotton
Each kit makes: 1 blanket

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

Each kit includes
Weaving instructions (including draft)
1, 1lb cone of Monte Cristo cotton

Already have our JST Monte Cristo Baby Blankie pattern? Just buy the cone of yarn right here!


Canvas Weave Baby Blanket

Project Specs
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

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


New lower shipping rates
now you can order more yarn!

With our new shipping rates for orders under $250 CAD, we offer a $17.00 CAD flat rate on orders to Canada & USA. (some exceptions apply such as oversized items). Now adding to your order doesn’t mean higher shipping rates, you still will pay only $17.00 CAN for shipping.

Remember, spend over $250.00 CAD and you’ll receive free shipping! Receive 10% off & free shipping when you spend over $500.00 CAD (Some Exceptions Apply. Please see our shipping policy page for full details).

JST Shipping Policies


From Our Inbox

Shirley, from Campbell River – just over the water and up the coast of Vancouver Island from Salt Spring Island – sent us a photo of her exploration with what she learned in Season 6 Episode 8 – Summer and Winter. She has taken that episode and created her own design for her placemats – it’s stunning, Shirley! 
Here is a sample of my interpretation of the Summer and Winter study. I used 2/8 cotton for the warp and pattern weft and 2/16 cotton for the tabby weft. I used Jane’s threading but set it at 16 epi. (Next time I would try 18 epi.) After sampling all the alternative treadlings, I settled on dukagang for a few mats.

As always, I found this to be fun and challenging. Thank you Jane!

Shirley Greening

We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments toward your balance, at your convenience.

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April 25, 2023 newsletter

New Cone Holder


Have you ever wound a warp using an old shoe box with holes in its side and chopsticks or knitting needles supporting 1 or 2 cones of yarn as you wind your warp? If you have, then you will know that – when you least expect it – the chopstick has managed to move and slide out of one of its holes. Then – you spend your time getting everything back in order before you can carry on.

If this sounds like you … we have an answer! Check out the cone holder that we now carry waiting on our shelves to head to your home and make winding a warp a whole lot easier 😉 It’s designed to control your yarn – no matter what kind of cone you are using until your yarn is happily on your warping board or warping mill.


New Eco-Jeans Colour in Stock!

We’re happy to say that we have added this beautiful zinger to our Eco Jeans colour range. 

Very Light Yellow will add a little spark of brightness should you want to create your own design to weave into scarves or maybe a wrap for a baby. 

The Eco Jeans yarn is made from recycled jeans and used plastic bottles. Worn jeans, jackets and other articles of jeans fabric will get a new life. A gift you can create that is also kind to our planet – win-win!

Check out all our Eco Jeans colours right here!


Cramming and Denting Eco Jeans Scarves

While we’re on the subject of Eco Jeans yarn – this kit has become a hit with our JST worldwide family. This Eco Jeans yarn is lovely to work with when weaving Cramming and Denting. The yarn is well suited because it grabs onto itself and holds in place very well. You have enough yarn in the kit to weave 2 scarves that are light and airy, casual and warm. Also included are full instructions on how to weave Cramming and Denting along with the pattern for the scarves. The result …. a perfect addition to jeans and a T-shirt!

Project Specs
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″


School of Weaving’s Halvdrall Episode
airing May 4th!

Season 7, Episode 5 – Halvdräll will be live soon, and the kits for this exciting episode are now available so you can have your loom ready and waiting when it airs.

This episode introduces Halvdräll, which I tend to think of as Monk’s Belt on steroids. Colour and Weave works beautifully on this structure, as does texture, so we’ll start adding another layer. Simple unit designs or big block designs and again, it is hard to believe that all these looks come from the idea of a unit. Positive/Negative is a strong force in Monk’s Belt/Halvdräll and is also a strong Positive/Negative force in Colour and Weave. Have fun with Halvdräll…

Jane

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Halvdrall
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

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


The Cone Family!

We recently had the question – “how do I know how much yarn is left on my cone?” We were able to send the weaver to our Knowledge Base and specifically – The Cone Family. It’s one of the many topics and questions in the Knowledge Base that can help you to find the answers to your questions quite quickly.  The Knowledge Base has a lot of information that Jane has written over the years – questions about looms, tie-ups, and weaving with different yarns, as well as Louet loom-specific questions that she has answered.

Read more on The Cone Family

Knowledge Base

We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments toward your balance, at your convenience.

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April 18, 2023 newsletter

New JST kit!

Alfresco Tea Towels

These towels are based on classic, old-world patterns with a contemporary twist. Incredibly versatile, they’ll be perfect with charcuterie and wine in a modern stainless steel kitchen, or a rustic picnic in the great outdoors.

Jane wove them in 8 Shaft Turned Twill where she overlaid Colour & Weave as a design element. Weave all 8 of Jane’s designs or pick your favourites and leave room on your warp to come up with your own creations 😉 

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

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


Picnic Basket Tea Towel Kit

Our Picnic Basket Tea Towel kit is a fun project to weave. There are so many possibilities for exploration with this kit. These towels are a perfect step into the world of linen – with your warp made of 16/2 linen. You can weave them with 100% linen or use the Cottolin that comes with the kit, a fabulous yarn made from 70% cotton and 30% linen. You’ll have plenty of warp to weave them the way Jane has designed them. Or, weave your favourites from the draft and … if you have stash yarn just waiting to be used, these towels invite you to play with your stash colours in the warp. 

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 2/2 Twill & Basket Weave
Material: 16/2 Venne Organic Linen & 16/2 Venne Organic Cottolin
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements
Shafts: 4 shaft pattern, with rising shed tie-up
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 21″


Rustic Elegance in Linen

We have a few Rustic Elegance Linen kits in stock. These towels are a study in ‘colour and weave’ techniques on Huck Weft Spots with a simple 2 stripe design using Venne’s GOTS certified linen. Woven on a 4 shaft loom with a 23″ weaving width, this pattern originally created years ago for a JST Deluxe Weavers Retreat will be the perfect addition to any kitchen!

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Huck lace
Material: 16/2 organic linen
Each kit makes: 4 towels or 2 runners

Loom requirements
Shafts: 4
Width in reed: 22 ½”
Reed: 12 dent


Kiki’s Swedish Lace Tea Towels

These towels have become a favourite for anyone who sees them. A “blank” canvas that comes to life as you weave it with 8/2 cotton in Dark Grey, Periwinkle or Nile. Magic happens while you weave and the magic is in the threading 😉

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Swedish Lace
Material: 8/2 cotton & 16/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

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


From Our Inbox

Lisa of Florida, USA has sent us a photo of the fun she has been having with denting and clasped weft.  We love to see how our School of Weaving members can make magic happen. Beautiful job, Lisa!
Love, love, love Jane Stafford School of weaving and if you ever reinstate in-person retreats/workshops, I would relish the chance to be there, all the way from Sarasota, Florida. This is my third sample scarf, using denting and clasped weft with your yarns. I love what happened! I started with just random threads and pulling them through haphazardly and then did some shapes, always with a 1/2 stripe separation. It’s one of my favorites!

Lisa Rubinstein


School of Weaving Denting Episode

If you want to learn more about the School of Weaving project that inspired Lisa’s project, check out the Denting episode and kit!

Things you will learn in this lesson:

  • To weave with finer threads.
  • Dented fabrics need to have a firm sett… they are not woven at an open sett. Our reed and our beat create the open space.
  • We open our minds to adapting our weaving technique, ie throwing two picks to create resistance, then tap, tap, tap.
  • We learn to control our beater.
  • How to really visualize negative space.
  • How to bring gradation work over from Colour and Design and overlay it onto a new idea.
  • That we can mix cotton and silk.

We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments toward your balance, at your convenience.


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April 11, 2023 newsletter

New JST PDF Pattern!

Mavis’ Monk’s Belt & Basket Weave scarves

This wonderful scarf pattern came about when we were creating Season 7 Episode 3 of the School of Weaving, which was all about Monk’s Belt. While I was researching patterns that used a Monk’s Belt threading and treadling I came across this wonderful pattern in “The Virginia West Swatch Book” which was published in 1985. This book is a treasure…..it is one of those books from that era where handwoven samples are included. She called the pattern Basket Squares. Mavis MacMillan is a weaver on my Dream Team and she happened to be in the studio when I was poking through it…..I said “Hey Mavis, do you want to weave this?”……and the rest is history :)…..Thank you Virginia and thank you Mavis.

Jane


Yarn Sale Page

Interested in exploring different yarns that you haven’t had a chance to design and weave with? We have a variety of cone ends in our Cone Ends Sale  – all at tempting prices. It’s a perfect chance to learn about “new to you” yarns as you play with them at your loom 😉


From Our Inbox

We’ve had another email from PK in New Zealand. This time she shares what she created after doing the Colour & Weave gamp from Season 2.  She also shares photos of the gamp itself. She is really taking what she has learned with each lesson and expanding it to create her own unique cloth. Well done, PK!
Hi, me again!

After each lesson I use what I have learned so far to create something in merino (my go-to fibre).

This I call Chili con Verde, and it was inspired by looking down at my salsa plate!! I hand dyed all of the 4ply merino, using the avocado green as the zinger (in an asymmetric division of space in 5!).

I used the DLDDL sequence from my gamp in the entire weft and warped half in DLDDL, a quarter in DDLLL, with the rest in plain weave.


I have also enclosed pics of my tea towels made from the sampling. Also the gamp. I opened up the sett to 16ppi for a scarf. I can only wear it loosely tied at the neck as it really is too short (ran out of warp!).

Thanks for the fun! PK

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April 4, 2023 newsletter

Happy Easter!

I know most of you don’t want to hear this but…spring is definitely in the air on our coast. Snow Drops, Crocuses, Daffodils and budding trees are finally here. Hopefully, with warmer days just around the corner for us all – signs of spring are arriving where you live. And…with Easter almost here – we can look forward to pouring through gardening catalogues and dreaming of what we’d like to grow on our balconies or in our yards!

We thought you might enjoy seeing a few of the kits we have available to help you dream of better weather to come.

To all of you who celebrate Easter – we hope yours is a happy one


Spring and Easter Stripes Tea Towels

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 Organic Cotton
Each kit makes: 4 Towels

Loom requirements
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 23″


Spring at the Cabin Tea Towels

Project Specs
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 “


Fulford Mist Linen & Silk Scarves

Project Specs
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


Michelle’s Zephyr Scarves

Project Specs
Each kit makes two scarves.
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: 2 Block Turned Twill
Material: Zephyr Wool/Silk Blend
Finished Dimensions: 8.5″ X 65″ plus fringe

Loom requirements
8 shaft
Reed used: 8 or 12 dent
Weaving width: 10″


From our Inbox

What a delight to receive Brenda’s photos and to learn that she had taken the inspiration for her scarves from a recent JST newsletter. Brenda is from Manitoba, Canada and she has added layers from what she has learned from Jane on the School of Weaving to create these stunning scarves. Well done, Brenda!
I took inspiration from the cramming and denting newsletter featuring ECO denim jeans yarn, and created my own pattern using the yarn. Below are pictures of the scarves I came up with using a combination of ECO jeans denim yarn and cotton (for the natural colour). I also incorporated a supplementary warp as well using the navy and black ECO yarn colours.


We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments toward your balance, at your conven

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March 28, 2023 newsletter

Weave your own Easter Basket!

Open Weave Garlic Basket

Garlic isn’t the only thing that is happy in our wee baskets! They are fun to fill with Easter eggs showing off all their beautiful colours while safely nestled in the wee baskets.

These baskets are fun to weave and you still have time to make them for Easter morning. This Open Weave Garlic Basket is woven with regular twining using rattan reed. This kit includes material for 3 baskets –  3 sets of spokes and 3 sets of weavers in natural and dyed colours for you to mix and match. This is one of Jane’s favourite baskets because of the various shapes you can weave them…..and they don’t all have to hold garlic or Easter eggs….you’ll come up with all kinds of uses for them! Check below for links that will take you to videos demonstrating how to make these delightful baskets.

Kit Includes:
12 spokes – 34” long, #3 round reed, #2 round reed for weavers


Discontinuing Bambu 7 Line at JST

We have to make room on our shelves as we fill them with new colour choices in our other yarns. So … we have decided to discontinue Bambu 7 from our stock. Don’t worry – we will still carry Bambu 12 and maintain a supply of the Bambu 7 needed for the School of Weaving Season 5 Episode 3 Huck kits.


Important Announcements!

There are some exciting improvements happening at JST that we want to let you know about.

We have some very exciting news for our American customers! www.janestaffordtextiles.com is now able to accept payment in USD. This means that you will be able to see the exact amount you will be charged in USD and will not incur any exchange rate fees or be subject to the FX rate of the day from your bank/credit card company! Your cart will default to USD if you are in the USA but this can also be changed manually by clicking the USD currency button 🙂

Canadian customers this does not change anything for you 🙂

Please note that this change does not effect the School of Weaving and subscription fees are still charged in USD for everyone no matter where you live.

We are also in the process of switching over to new parcel carriers for all our outgoing parcels. We will be using Canpar for parcels going to Canada and UPS for parcels going to the USA. DHL will be used for any parcels outside of the other carrier’s delivery areas. As such, we will no longer be able to ship to PO Boxes so please make sure to enter your physical address on the checkout screen. This means cheaper shipping rates for you! We have already reduced the shipping rates a bit but will be switching to a lower flat rate fee to pass on even more savings to you and make ordering from us more economical. Please stay tuned for more updates about this soon 🙂


Weave A Garlic Basket Video

There are two ways that you can watch and learn:

-as a subscriber (and for free) on Joan’s Vimeo site (she has some very informative videos)

-or…if you are a member of the School of Weaving – by watching Season 2 – Episode 9 on the School of Weaving. You can download the PDF there.


We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments toward your balance, at your convenience.

Here to help

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March 21, 2023 newsletter

JST PDF Patterns

Did you know that you can purchase patterns from JST? We have a selection of patterns available – some are paid patterns and others are FREE!

Add patterns to your shopping cart and check out as usual. You will find a confirmation page in your browser with a link to your patterns waiting to be downloaded. You will also get a confirmation email which includes the link(s) you can use to download the pattern(s). And … if you have a JST account … you can go to your account page and under “account”, look for “downloads”. You can access all your pattern downloads at any time and download them again and again.


We just added a new PDF pattern!

Spring Has Sprung Tea Towels

The inspiration for this tea towel set comes directly from the imagery in the 2023 JST calendar, where each month we photographed a colourful array of yarns and greenery to reflect the season. Our March calendar page features fresh spring greens and the last of the winter berries.


A few of our PDF patterns for sale


Burgoyne Berry Kit Back in Stock!

The Burgoyne Valley on Salt Spring is home to several vineyards and an incredible community garden. These wonderfully warm cozy wraps remind us of ripening fruit at the end of the summer even though spring is on our door-step 😉

Harrisville Shetland is one of our favourite yarns and is available in lovely heathered colours that weave up quickly and bloom beautifully when wet-finished.

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

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Width in reed: 30″
Reed: 10 dent


Season 7 Episode 3 coming up!
Monk’s Belt with Colour & Weave

Want to get your loom ready for the next episode airing on March 30th? Order your kit today so you’ll be all set to go!

And, while you are waiting, watch last year’s episode on Monk’s Belt … if you haven’t yet. The School of Weaving is all about building on previous episodes 😉


Jane at ANWG Conference – Fiber Connections

Jane will be presenting through Zoom at this year’s ANWG Conference on June 17th with her seminar on the Weavers of Sabahar – an amazing organization working with weavers, spinners and dyers in Ethiopia. See the link below to purchase this seminar through A la carte registration.

After the Sabahar seminar, Jane will have her ANWG Conference Virtual School of Weaving Meet-Up on Zoom. This free event will take place right after the seminar on Sabahar. You will be able to register for this free Meet-up between March 27 through May 22.

A la carte registration opens on Monday, March 27th at 7 AM PDT.

All conference and registration information is available through ANWG.

Registration information is available here: https://anwgconference2023.com/registration/


Weavers of Sabahar Seminar at ANWG Conference

June 17, 2023 – Saturday
1 – 2:30: Jane Stafford – Weavers of Sabahar ~ virtual & in-person attendees

Sabahar is an Ethiopian company that produces uniquely designed, handwoven cotton and silk textiles. Sabahar was founded 20 years ago by Kathy Marshall from Beaver Lodge, Alberta. Her passion for preserving and celebrating the rich weaving tradition of Ethiopia combined with her desire to create respectful and ethical work opportunities for marginalized people has laid the foundation for the company. Sabahar’s 3 core values are Sustainability, Innovation, and Caring for each other. They are members of the World Fair Trade Organization. In 2016 Kathy invited Jane Stafford to come to Addis Ababa to troubleshoot production problems the weavers were having. It was a remarkable journey and she returned again in 2019 to set up a design department teaching unfamiliar weave structures to the weavers and exploring the possibilities of the yarns they have available; including all the Eri silk they raise in great abundance. Jane invites you to walk through the studios of Sabahar, to meet the silk rearers, spinners, dyers, weavers and finishers of an amazing organization that now employs over 700 artisans.


We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments toward your balance, at your convenience.

Here to help

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

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March 14, 2023 newsletter

Saint Patrick’s Day

Is the colour GREEN one of the first things that pop into your mind when you think of Saint Patrick’s Day? With March 17th just around the corner – we thought it would be fun to look through our kits for GREEN and feature them this week.


Just Monk’ing Around Tea Towel Kiwi

Project Specs

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″


Bouclé Tea Towel Kit
Not Enough Green for Grant

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Cotton Bouclé
Each kit makes: 9 Tea Towels

Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 22″


School of Weaving Kits

Season 2 Episode 7, Stripe-tastic sampler

Things you will learn:

That big division of space comes first even with stripes

How to create repetitive sequencing with narrow and wide stripes

How to work with colours of very close value and still see the graphic

How to use up stash

Learn the power of a zinger, even a thread or two


Season 3 Episode 2, Cramming and Denting sampler

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 40/2 linen
Each kit makes: 3 Scarves or Runners and sampling


From Our Inbox

And, at the end of this newsletter featuring the colour GREEN – the perfect email was waiting in our Inbox from Sivia Harding of Milwaukie, Oregon. Her photo shows us the beautiful Tea Towels she has woven, and that she can proudly hang in her kitchen on St. Patrick’s Day. Thank you so much for sharing, Sivia!
I fell in love with Turned Twill on 8 shafts after watching the lesson, and I took Jane’s sage advice on setting up with the intention of playing at the loom. I had so much fun playing with the warp face/weft face blocks and how the various weft patterns intersected with the threaded blocks. This was my first attempt, using 8/2 cotton at 20 epi. I got 10 towels out of that warp and I have another similar-length warp on the loom.

Sivia Harding

We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments toward your balance, at your convenience.


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.