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April 30, 2024 newsletter

Mother’s Day is Coming

Are you a weaver who has someone in your life that you want to celebrate on Mother’s Day? If so, and you want a quick gift to give to her – you can’t go wrong with potholders! Order a potholder kit now and you should have time to weave a few potholders in her favourite colours that will brighten up her Mother’s Day! Or, if you have a hunch that she might have fun making the potholders herself – then give her the potholder loom and a bag of loops in the colours that would inspire her. Either way – we have you covered 😉


Harrisville 7″ Potholder Deluxe Traditional Size Kit

Kit comes with enough cotton loops to make 6 potholders. Additional loops sold separately.

Included in the kit:

  •     Sturdy metal loom 7″ x 7″
  •     2 Hooks (one metal for loop weaving and one plastic for finishing)
  •     Illustrated instructions with lots of ideas.
  •     Enough cotton loops to make six potholders
  •     Multicoloured 100% cotton loops

Use this Potholder Design Wizard tool to create and inspire your very own potholder designs. Watch how to weave a potholder video.


Lotta Loops Traditional Size – Party Pack

Each party pack bag makes 18 potholders!
Cotton loops are custom-sized to fit our 7″ Potholder Loom. Every loop fits.


JST Store E-Gifts

Are looking for a last-minute gift to give to your “weaving” Mom? Give her the fun of choosing an item that she has been wanting to add to her weaver’s toolbox …. give her an  E-Gift!


School of Weaving Subscription

Give the gift of learning, an all-access subscription to the Jane Stafford School of Weaving. You can choose between 1 to 12 months! Included with a subscription:

  • Immediate access to 7 full seasons & 3 lessons from Season 8
  • That’s 74 episodes to date
  • A new lesson every 6 weeks during the gift subscription
  • Downloadable pattern instructions in PDF for
  • Access to our active Forum

JST Greeting Cards

These beautiful greeting cards can also be gift cards 😉 You’ve just spent a lot of time and effort in creating that perfect handwoven gift for someone in your life. If you plan to box and wrap your gift for a special occasion – then including one of these JST greeting cards adds a special layer to the work you’ve already done. You could explain a bit about the item you’ve woven. For instance … the choice of colours, structure and/or why you wove them the particular item you are gifting them. Or … another handy use is to include cleaning instructions for the item – washing instructions – machine/hand, and dry/dryer, etc. 

Out in the Wild Collection


From Our Inbox

Sometimes photos of little “beings” just pop into our mailbox and make our day! Thank you, Carolyn! They are absolutely delightful and will be loved to pieces by whoever they adopt. They look very intelligent so don’t for a minute think the choice will be all yours 😉

Hand-spun wool and kid mohair, woven, then sewn with help from my sister-in-law. Gifts for my great-grandchildren. Carolyn

All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! 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.


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April 23, 2024 newsletter

New Limited JST Silk Colours

Sharon has been playing with ideas for new silk colours in our Dye Studio. Aren’t her latest test colours fabulous? There are several of each of these limited edition colours available in 20/2 silk … but, once they’re gone … they’re gone!


Weave a Mother’s Day Scarf

for a very special woman in your file

Do you have a special woman in your life – mother/aunt/friend – someone who has been there for you when you needed her? Why not weave her a scarf for Mother’s Day that will be like a warm hug she can wear in recognition of her special place in your life? The Sweetheart Bronson Lace Scarf, with its lace hearts, will always remind her.

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
Pattern yields: 2 scarves

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


A Few more Favourite Scarf Kits

Ganges Sunrise Scarf

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 1/3, 3/1 Twill Weave
Material: 30/2 Bombyx Silk & 40/2 Linen
Pattern yields: 2 scarves

Loom requirement: 4 shafts, reed: 12 dent


Huck Colour & Weave Dusty Roses Scarf

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Huck Lace with Colour & Weave
Material: 18/2 Zephyr 50% wool 50% silk
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 12.33″
Finished Dimensions: 10″ X 67″ (plus fringe)


From Our Recipe Files

Rosemary, an amazing chef and baker, has helped keep Salt Spring Island tummies happy for years. Jane’s in-studio students (before the School of Weaving was launched) were fed like royalty during their stay on SSI. One of the many ways that Jane showed her friend how much she appreciated her was by creating a beautifully framed Name Draft. Head to video 6.5.2 – The Process of Name Drafting to see and hear Jane talk about Rosemany and the gift she made for her.

The recipe below is one that Rosemary created and shared with Jane. Anyone who grows rhubarb knows that when it grows in abundance in your garden – you are looking for different ways to use it. We originally shared this recipe in a newsletter on April 12, 2016, and thought it was time to share it again 😉

Rosemary’s  Rhubarb Muffins

One of the first things that burst forth in the spring is the old-fashioned staple … Rhubarb. It’s at home in many homestead gardens as it is in our kitchens. Rosemary has given us her delicious recipe for Rhubarb Muffins. Enjoy!

2.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Topping (set aside)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your muffin tins.

Mix all the wet ingredients, including the sugar together in a bowl. Next, mix the dry ingredients together so they are well distributed. Incorporate the wet ingredients.

Add chopped rhubarb to the mixture. In a separate bowl, mix your melted butter and sugar for the topping. Add batter to your tins, sprinkle with topping and bake for about 20 minutes. Then, grab your butter, sit back, and enjoy!


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! 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.


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April 16, 2023 newsletter

You’ll rave about the 20 colours
of our new 16/2 Bamboo line 😃

This wonderful 100% 16/2 Bamboo comes in 20 rich colours, giving you an amazing range of colours in your design/crayon box. Just imagine the fun you could have designing and weaving a scarf of many colours. This bamboo is very fine and can be sett at 24 epi for Plain Weave or sett at 30 epi for a 3/1 Turned Twill. Your Twill scarf will seem like magic when the light bounces off the sheen you will create. And … your stash will be happy to welcome our 227g (half-pound cones), which will give you 3360 yards that can be waiting for other projects in your future. This bamboo can be used as warp and weft and can also be used as weft blended with 8/2 cotton or 16/2 cotton warp, the options are endless.

Forest
We’ll upload a photo of Bamboo in Forest soon! In the meantime, enjoy a photo of Freya with our silks 🙂


From Our Inbox

We’ve had several questions lately about weaving baby blankies and … we have a perfect example to share with you. The photo of this stunning baby blanket below was sent to us by Mary Ann Jackson of Victoria, British Columbia. Thank you for sharing Mary Ann!


Thought you might like to see the baby blanket I created using 4-ply cotton and cloud cotton.

I like the light-weight hand and soft cushy feel.

Cheers,
Mary Ann Jackson

Check out our Organic Cloud Cotton Line and our 8/4 cotton!


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! 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.

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April 9, 2024 newsletter

Baby Hygge Organic Blanket

So many of you have asked for a pop of colour in our Cloud Cotton Baby Blankie and we are very happy to be finally able to share our new, stunning, cheery, baby blanket with you today! The colours just pop and will attract any baby as they grow and love to drag their blankie behind them as they learn to crawl and walk 😉 The JST team has had a lot of experience weaving our baby blankets and we know that the little ones in our lives, keep those blankets near and dear to them as they grow ❤️. We’ve watched it happen over and over again! You’ll be wrapping the lucky child in an organic cloud…it is that soft. Woven in beautiful simple plain weave and threaded to a symmetrical Log Cabin “cloud”.
 

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Each kit makes: 3 blankets 29.5″ X 45″ plus fringe

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

Each kit includes:
Weaving instructions (including draft)
500g cone – Organic Cotton Cloud – Natural
500g cone – Organic Cotton Cloud – Lime
500g cone – Organic Cotton Cloud – Peacock


Organic Cloud Cotton Yarn In Stock!

Natural


Seat Sale Ends Soon!

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.

Spring II Loom

David III Loom



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April 2, 2024 newsletter

40/2 Linen Yarn

Have we told you how much we love weaving with our 40/2 linen?

Unfortunately, due to the rising cost of producing this fabulous yarn, the price per cone will increase on April 12th. However … you can still purchase cones and/or your favourite kits using our 40/2 linen at today’s prices until then! Stock up at the current price while you can…

Our 40/2 wet spun line linen comes in 100 g cones – 1,540 yds/cone (7,000 yds/lb). We currently carry a rainbow of 24 colours of this supple linen, perfect for your elegant scarves, wraps, and more! You can create a stunning scarf or wrap using the 40/2 linen and choose one or more of JST’s 30/2 hand dyed silks as the weft. This linen would also weave up beautifully using 40/2 linen for warp and weft to create light, breezy lace curtains for a kitchen or a bathroom…


JST Hand Dyed Silk Collection

All of our silks are hand dyed right here on site in the JST’s dye studio.


Linen Kits

Fulford Mist Scarf Kit

Island living can mean that you can be surrounded by morning mist – especially when you are at another harbour on Salt Spring, waiting for a ferry to take you to Vancouver Island. Fulford Harbour gives you mountain views and a magical mist before the sun burns it off. Wrap yourself in the beauty of that spot when you weave and wear this fabulous scarf woven on a 40/2 linen warp and JST 30/2 silk as the weft.

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
Width in the reed: 16″


Ganges Sunrise Scarf Kit

Love the idea of weaving with a 40/2 Linen warp but would like to add a splash of colour and shine to the weft of your scarf? The Ganges Sunrise Scarf will do that and also remind you of a sunrise every time you wear it – even if you aren’t standing in Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island 😉

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Weave structure: 1/3, 3/1Twill Weave
Material: 30/2 Bombyx Silk and 40/2 Linen
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent


Lavender Lace Kit

A Lavender scarf makes a quiet statement as you wrap yourself in one for summer’s special occasions. These scarves are woven with the wonderful open weave structure – Canvas Weave. You’ll weave a light and airy scarf to add that final touch to any special outing. Order either the Lavender Lace, the Lavender English Rose kit or…we can make this kit in any colour you like! Simply, put the Lavender Lace kit into your cart, on the checkout screen in the “notes” section, let us know what colour you would like us to make the kit in.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Canvas Weave
Material: 40/2 Linen
Both kit makes: 2 scarves, 15.5 X 92″ plus eyelash fringe

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


Seat Sale Continues!

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

Spring II Loom



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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.