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March 27, 2024 newsletter

Signs of Spring!

Can you imagine a scarf woven out of these wonderful colours which remind us of Easter and Spring that is just around the corner? Such a soft blend of colours to be wrapped in as we move from the cold, wet months of winter into inspiring spring!

Imagine the warmth of the scarf you could create with Zephyr Wool/Silk as the warp and the weft featuring silk highlights of Old Man’s Beard, Natural, Princess Pamuk and Margaretta Violetta! We’d love to see what you create with these colours! It’s the perfect project to say goodbye to the month that came in like a Lion and hopefully goes out like a Lamb 😉


A Few Spring Kits

It’s time to get ready for the great escapes we look forward to as the days get warmer and drier! Are you lucky enough to have a cabin waiting to welcome you back? Give it a fresh Spring start with a set of new towels that can hang around waiting for you to return 😉 Another spot of Spring that will invite you to bring this magical season inside – is the Tulip Boucle Towel Kit. They are very absorbent and popular in any kitchen – as are our Huckleberry Waffle towels. Add their spots of brightness to your cabin, cabin on wheels or any adventure you are planning for Spring.

Spring at the Cabin Tea Towel Kit

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 “


Huckleberry Waffle Towel Kit

Spring Colourway

Fall Colourway

Level of Difficulty: intermediate
Weave structure: Waffle, Huck, Twill & plain Weave
Material: 8/2 Venne organic cotton
Each kit makes: 9 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 20″


Tulip Bouclé Towel Kit

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Cotton Bouclé
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 or 8 dent
Weaving width: 22″


Seat Sale Continues!

In case you missed it last week…from now until April 15, 2024, we are giving away a free Louet bench with your purchase of any Louet floor loom.

All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.

David III Loom

Sprin II Loom



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March 19, 2024 newsletter

We’re Having a Seat Sale

Not that kind of seat sale! JST has not branched into aviation… From now until April 15, 2024, we are giving away a free Louet bench with your purchase of any Louet floor loom.


Louet Looms

All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.



The new Jane 16 shaft!


Louet Loom Accessories

If you already have a Louet loom and want to spiff it up, we have all sorts of accessories we’d like to share with you. Below are some of our favourites, which will help make your weaving experience even more enjoyable.

Jane Loom Shuttle Race Kit

Have you been dreaming about adding a shuttle race to your Jane loom?
Jane Loom Shuttle Race Kits for the 50 Jane and 70 Jane are now available!


Spring I

Did you know you can upgrade your Spring I warp beam handle? The fabulous new handle/brake that comes with Spring II is now available for you to use on your Spring I. Winding your warp on has never been easier on your wrist!


Extra Treadles for Spring I and II

Need extra treadles for your Sprig I or II loom? We’ve got you covered! These kits will increase the number of treadles possible on either a Louet Sping I or a Spring II.


Shaft End Replacement Kit

The Spring/Delta shaft end replacement kit allows owners of older (2018 and older) models of Spring and Delta loom to add new harness ends to their loom. These harness ends snap on/off and allow a user to easily add and remove heddles. The kit includes enough ends for 12 shafts, a screwdriver & instructions.


New Limited Edition Silk Colours

While Jane was in the studio filming the upcoming School of Weaving episodes, Sharon was in the dye studio playing with colour. This is our first run testing some new colours for our silk line, so they are limited editions! We have 12 skeins of each colour in 20/2 Bombyx. Once they are gone, they’re gone!

20/2 Bombyx Silk – Raspberry

20/2 Bombyx Silk – Rose Petal

20/2 Bombyx Silk – Brass

20/2 Bombyx Silk – Curry

20/2 Bombyx Silk – Arbutus


David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship to you!

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March 12, 2024 newsletter

A Few Staff’s Favourite Kits

What happens when you ask your staff, as we did, what their favourite kits were. Well – for people that are constantly surrounded by the kits and the possibilities – it’s a difficult question to answer! So, “here are a few of our favourite things” and be thankful we’re not pretending to be Julie Andrews and 🎶 singing this newsletter to you 🎶

Delphinium Bouclé Tea Towel Kit

As a beginner weaver, “office” Sharon loved how quickly these towels wove up! This kit can also be a jumping-off point giving you the option to create your design based on Jane’s ideas in the draft. Sharon has given most of the towels away to friends and family.

“It’s so heartwarming to see one of my handmade towels displayed as a table runner, or an ornamental side table placemat. I am told they are too pretty to use as tea towels! ❤️”


Twill & Grace Placemats

Twill & Grace Placemats are Elizabeth’s favourite because they can easily be woven in so many different colours. A fun trick is to make the warp twice as long and then swap out the coloured selvedge threads after the first set, then weave a completely different colour for the second set.

“I have fond memories of my daughter helping me finish these placemats.”


Ruckle Beach Wrap

Sandra has woven this kit a couple of times – and every time she wears it, another member of her family starts craving one of their own! She has woven them choosing the favourite colour of the recipients.  

“A third wrap project is heading to the loom soon for two family members who have moved across the country and can use an extra hug from me in the form of a wrap ;-)”


Tuscan Twill Towel Kit

This kit is definitely a ‘staff favourite’! These eye-catching towels were designed by Susan Brown…Jane’s first (and longest) employee. JST’s “second” Sharon…Jane’s newest employee, who also doubles as JST’s new silk dyer and is a new weaver – wove the samples! If “new weaver” Sharon could weave them – so can you!


From Our Inbox

The following just popped into our Inbox from Chris in Delaware, USA and we loved seeing our Monk’s Belt placemats woven in a bright, cheery colourway that would be perfect anywhere – especially near a beach. Thank you for sharing, Chris. 

Jane and gang,

I love your newsletters! I have been a part of School of Weaving for so many years now, and am an enthusiastic student! Always willing to learn more. Thanks for this email suggesting color changes. Attached is a photo of a color change that I did to the Season 7 Episode 3 – Monks Belt with Color and Weave. I live at the beach in Delaware and needed a little bit more “pop” than what was in the lesson. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

You guys are a huge part of my weaving life. Thanks for all you do!!!

Chris


School of Weaving Subscribers

Our Monk’s Belt episode in Season 7 – Episode 3 took what we learned in Season 6, challenged what we had woven and started to ask “what if”… What would happen if we overlayed Colour & Weave sequences on Monk’s Belt? How can we challenge our ideas around Monk’s Belt treadling and balance? How can we weave super thick placemats with only 2 shuttles or…how we can weave lovely drape into scarves on the same warp, without changing the sett? Check out how we did it all by clicking on the Monk’s Belt episode button below.


Want to weave the Monk’s Belt Kit?

These kits are in stock! Each kit includes weaving instructions (including draft) and 1 cone each of 8/2 cotton in Ivory and Dark Brown and 1 cone each of 8/4 cotton in Ivory and Dark Brown.


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David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship to you!


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March 5, 2024 newsletter

Want to weave with Baby Alpaca?

We have a beautiful new kit that will help you transition between winter and spring! Our Baby Alpaca pattern is being released as a kit in its original colourway, as well as in a brand new one. Even the names of the scarves tempt us to wrap one around our necks, as we head out for a long walk in our local mountain range!

Each kit weaves 2 Scarves.
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 2/2 Twill

Finished Dimensions 16.5″x 74″ (plus fringes)
Material: Baby Alpaca

Loom requirements: 4 shaft
Weaving width of 18″ minimum

Each Kit Includes:
Weaving instructions and draft
4 cones 16/2 Baby Alpaca

Mountain Colourway


Valley Colourway


Harrisville Shetland Line

Our shelves are newly loaded with colour and brighten up our days. The full Harrisville Shetland line is finally back in stock and waiting for you to weave that wrap or shawl with the magic and colour that is Harrisville Shetland!


20% OFF on Bambu 12

We have decided to discontinue carrying the Bambu 12 line. To be able to have room on our shelves for the new bamboo yarn…we need your help 😉 All our current Bambu 12 yarn has been discounted with 20% off the shelf price. Grab this bargain while you can and help us clear the shelves for our new stock.


School of Weaving Subscribers

Shadow Weve From Atwater to Powell

We are excited that our second episode in Season 8 is airing this Thursday. Rebecca Logan is an amazing teacher and the perfect guest instructor to introduce you to Shadow Weave From Atwater to Powell. We have a little video for you to get a sneak peek at the lesson.

This is the first episode where you will learn how to weave samples on 4 AND 8 shafts in the School of Weaving. You’ve been asking for 8-shaft projects…and we are delivering 😄

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Shadow Weave From Atwater to Powell Kits

We have 2 project kits for Season 8 Episode 2 in stock and waiting for you!
The 4 Shaft Scarf Kit and the 8 Shaft Gamp Project Kit.

4 Shaft Scarf Project Kit

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Powell Shadow Weave
Material: 18/2 Merino
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements: 4 shafts
Reed: 10 dent, EPI: 20
Weaving width: 19″
Finished Dimensions: 17″ X 70″ long plus eyelash fringes


8 Shaft Gamp Project Kit

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Powell Shadow Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 5 gamps and a bit of play

Loom requirements: 8 shafts
Reed: 12 dent, EPI: 18
Weaving width: 20.6″


David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship to you!


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.