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June 18, 2024 newsletter

From Our Dye Studio

New Limited Edition Silks

Sharon – our silk dyer, has been having fun playing with the colours of her rainbow to see what she can create using our 20/2 Bombyx Silk! Aren’t the colours below wonderful? And…they are available for you to buy! However, these are limited editions…when they’re gone – they’re gone……

Grab a colour, or two…and see what magic you can create.

Prussian Blue

Blackberry

Copper

Lichen

Shitake

Curry


Summer Colour Towels

With summer just around the corner – how about weaving some summer colours into tea towels for your kitchen and/or as gifts? We love having a stash to choose from when we have time in the sun to spend with family or friends. Have a few ready and waiting to give as a hostess/host gift when you finally have the time to visit those special people in your life.

Spring at the Cabin Tea Towel Kit

These towels have been designed by JST Dream Team member, Gail Maier and are simple to weave on a warp that gives you 8 towels to “play” with!

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 “


African Violet Bouclé Towel Kit

These towels are quick and fun to weave. Cotton Bouclé is wonderfully absorbent and a great kit for the beginning weaver.

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″


Beach Umbrella Tea Towel Kit

Beach Umbrella towels are perfect for your next picnic. Not only can they wrap your food, but they also serve as excellent mats for your picnic setup.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 7 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
EPI: 18
Weaving width: 24.25″
Finished Dimensions: 21″ X 27-30″ long


Tuscan Twill Tea Towel Kit

These towels were designed by Susan Brown, Jane’s first (and longest) employee, and the samples were woven by Sharon…who also doubles as JST’s silk dyer.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure:Twill Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 6 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
EPI: 20
Weaving width: 22″
Finished Dimensions: 27-30″ X 19″


Popsicle Bouclé Towel Kit

We’ve restocked our shelves with a few more Popsicle Bouclé Towel Kits! Grab them while they’re here, as these are becoming a popular set of towels for this summer!

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″


Pretty Pansies Cotton Towels

One of our favourite kits is the Huck Towel kit, originally designed by Arlene Kohut. In 2021, Elizabeth was assigned the task of adding more huck & colour sequences to the pattern and Pretty Pansies was created!

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave & Huck Lace
Material: 8/2 Cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 25 ½”


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.


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.

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June 11, 2024 newsletter

Organic Cloud Cotton

15 Colours to Choose From!

Have you been wanting to weave a blanket but wished for more Organic Cloud Cotton colours to choose from? We’ve read your mind 😉 Now you can plan a blanket that will be the centre of attention anywhere – in an elegant living room, den, or the bedroom of a “wee princess” in your life. Check out the new colours that are waiting for you on our shelves…..

Curry


Organic Cloud Cotton Sample Card

As lovely as the above photos are – the best way to actually see how “happily” the new Organic Cloud Cotton colours will live together is to have a sample card in your hand! Click on the link below to add this “tool” to your cart.


FREE Original JST Baby Blankie Pattern!

You can now get the pattern download for free of our favourite baby blanket of all time. Then, have fun choosing from a wide range of stunning Cotton Cloud colours as you design a unique blankie that will be cherished for years to come! Don’t worry – the kit is still available 😉

We’re so happy to be able to share this free pattern with everyone. It’s been a favourite kit at JST and has covered so many babies over the years – including our babies and grand babies. As our wee ones have grown, this blankie has become the “security” blanket for many toddlers.

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Organic Cloud Cotton
Each pattern makes: 1 blanket 33″ X 50″ plus fringe

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


Baby Hygge Blanket

Our delightful Hygge Baby Blanket kit comes with three different design options – you get to choose to weave the one you like best or…all 3 styles. The colours we’ve chosen for this baby blanket kit are truly eye-catching!

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Organic Cloud Cotton
Each kit makes: 3 blankets 29.5″ X 45″ plus fringe

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


Canvas Weave Baby Blankie Kit

This blankie makes for a perfect snuggle. Organic Cloud Cotton is the star ingredient, it has to be one of the softest cottons on earth. It is sprinkled with 8/4 cotton in Nile Green and Periwinkle.

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

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


Hygge Blanket

Humm – don’t you deserve a cozy blanket to curl up under after a hard day of weaving 😉 Your own blankie, a nice cup of tea or glass of wine plus a great book you just can’t put down…seems like a perfect way to relax after a busy day! This cuddly Hygge blanket kit comes in classic natural and grey Organic Cotton Cloud.

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Organic Cloud Cotton
Each kit makes: 1 blanket 39″ X 76″ plus fringe

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Weaving Width: 44 1/8″
Reed: 8 dent


Brushed Mohair Sale Continues!

Guess what? We’re down to our last few cones of our current mohair line, and they’re available at an incredible 20% off! Don’t miss out, get yours now!


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.


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.

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June 4, 2024 newsletter

It’s Back!

Popsicle Bouclé Kit

Popsicle season is almost here and we thought it was time to bring back our popular Popsicle Bouclé Tea Towel kit. These 100% cotton bouclé tea towels are fun to weave, very absorbent and a joy to have hanging in any kitchen on a bright summer day. Visiting family or friends this summer? These towels are easy to pack in your suitcase and have handy as a hostess gift 😉

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″


Eco Jeans Yarn

Have you checked out the range of colours we have waiting for you to create a unique project for your loom? You can purchase our stunning and oh-so-comfortable – Cramming & Denting Eco Jeans Scarf kit and pick out your own choice of colours when you reach the checkout screen. Or…create an original design with this fabulous, soft yarn by weaving a wonderful scarf or shawl that helps our planet.

Venne Eco Jeans is 100% recycled Nm 12/2 comes in 100g cones – 656 yards per cone (2971 yards/ lb). This yarn is made from recycled jeans and used plastic bottles. Made of 48% cotton and 47% polyester and 5% other material. This super soft yarn is slightly thicker than 8/2 cotton and is a bit textured.

Care instructions: hand wash, iron on low, no dryer & no bleach.
Sett plain weave 14 epi and twill 16 epi.


Cramming & Denting Eco Jeans Scarf

We can make this kit in any colours you like! Simply, put the Cramming and Denting Eco Jeans Scarves kit into your cart, on the checkout screen in the “notes” section let us know what colours of eco jeans you would like us to include when we make your kit.

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″


Brushed Mohair Sale!

Our current mohair line is still available and at a stunning 20% discount! Hurry and snag your favourite colours before they’re all snapped up!


Two Stripe Mohair Blanket Kit

Only a few left on our shelves! Buy now to get a 20% savings!

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Brushed Mohair
Each kit makes: 1 Blanket 41″ X 74″ plus fringes

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 dent (do not use a 12 dent reed as 0,1 will strip the mohair)
Weaving width: 45″

Each kit includes:
Weaving instructions (including draft)
800 grams brushed mohair


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.


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.