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July 16, 2024 newsletter

Tea Towel Time with Jane
English Garden Edition

The sun is shining and we have COLOUR! There is nothing shy and subtle about the tea towels in this newsletter 😉 They want to grab your attention and be the focal point of any kitchen!

For a limited time, we’ve brought back our Tea Towel Time With Jane in our English Garden Edition. If you haven’t already woven them – now is the time to order your kit and have fun weaving these eye-popping towels.

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″


A Few More Popular Colourful Towel Kits

Now that we have your attention 😉 … we thought we’d share other tea towel possibilities that would bring sun and colour into your summer weaving.

Jane loves to teach skills that will help weavers develop their own ideas and creative sensibility to become independent designers. Tea towels are a small and inexpensive way to experiment without the financial stress of expensive yarns. Once you have a successful towel you can look at it as a design sketch for a blanket, a placemat, a piece of yardage or a scarf, the possibilities are endless.

Inspiration From A Sari

Jane’s trips to India changed the way she looked at colour. If you haven’t yet watched Season 8’s newest episode on the School of Weaving – Sequins in Pockets for 8 Shafts – you are in for a treat! Jane shows us some of her favourite textiles she collected on her travels through India with Maiwa.

A few years ago, Jane decided to weave 4 shaft tea towels based on the colours she fell in love with in India. In her travels, she had noticed that muted warps with brilliant wefts were extremely successful and, if you threw in peacock, you’d get iridescence. She ended up weaving 12 tea towels on 4 shafts and called this set of towels Inspiration from a Sari.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 Cotton
Each kit makes: 12 Towels and a bit of playtime

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 24″


Granny Pam’s Inspiration

Have you been thinking of weaving boucle tea towels but with a huge splash of colour? These tea towels were inspired by Granny Pam’s wonderfully large tea towels.

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″


Huck Lace Pretty Pansies

Have you been wanting to play with Huck Lace and see what you can create? Choose your favourite designs from the draft and then play with designing some of your own!

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”


Tulips in Bouclé

We know that thoughts of Spring are behind us – as is the rain 😉 However, we can still picture fields of tulips blooming, tulips just asking to be taken home from almost every corner store or supermarket. So, if these colours “call” to you, follow the ideas in the pattern and give yourself room on the warp to design your own.

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″


8/2 Bamboo Now Available at JST!

We have just added a new bamboo yarn to our store – 8/2 weight in all the colours below. So many fabulous colours to choose from as you design a scarf, wrap or ……..


In Case You Missed It!

Did you catch our latest trailer?

Our newest episode in School of Weaving – Season 8 Episode 5 – Sequins in Pockets is now live. If you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet – here’s a tempting treat for you 😉

Sequins in Pockets, watch now!

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Louet’s Megado!

Now till July 31st!
10% off on Megado looms and dobbys purchased with the loom as well as a free Megado bench

Learn more about the Megado loom right here!
Megado looms ordered now will be received in October. We take a $1000.00 deposit at the time of order with the rest due when the loom ships in October. Please email us to get a quote or to pay a deposit.


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July 9, 2024 newsletter

Our Summer Scarf Kits

It’s that time of year when outdoor celebrations become part of our lives. Weddings, visits to far away families, or maybe a long-wished-for trip to a different part of our world. There is something magical about having a handwoven scarf ready to add a layer of elegance to an outfit for a special occasion. If you’re travelling, a scarf takes up very little room in your suitcase as it waits to dress up an everyday outfit for a night on the town.  

Each kit weaves 2 scarves in linen, silk, cotton or other tempting summer-weight yarn.

Fulford Mist Linen & Silk

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″


Lavender Lace in Linen

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 in your kit.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Canvas Weave
Material: 40/2 linen
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves 15.5 X 92″ plus eyelash fringe

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


Kiki’s Bamboo Scarf

Kiki’s Scarf was designed by Christel Knoth of Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Turned Twill
Material: 16/2 bamboo
Each kit makes: 3 Scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 8
Reed: 10 dent
EPI: 30
Weaving width: 12.5″
Finished Dimensions: 10″ X 72″ plus fringe


Sweetheart Bronson Lace Scarf

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)


Cramming & Denting in Eco Jeans

Cramming & Denting scarf was designed by Lorelie Lenaour of Lethbridge, Alberta.

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″


Cozy & Casual
in Eco Jeans, 16/2 Cotton & Cloud Cotton

Cozy & Casual was designed by Barbara Mitchell of Coquitlam, B.C.

Weave structure: Summer & Winter
Material: cotton cloud, eco jeans & 16/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: dent
EPI: 10
Weaving width: 14.6″
Finished Dimensions: 12″ X 72″ plus fringes


Charlie’s Silk Scarf

Charlie’s Scarf was designed by Charlotte Holmes.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 20/2 Tussah Silk
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

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


English Rose in Linen

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Canvas Weave
Material: 40/2 linen
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves 15.5 X 92″ plus eyelash fringe

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


From Our Inbox

PK Maracin has been weaving away in New Zealand and has sent us photos of her fabulous new creations woven with our 40/2 linen….. She wanted to explore the possibilities for 40/2 shawls and her results are stunning!

The first shawl is based on Season 2 Episode 5 using Parrot colours and Episode 2 – Asymmetry & Division of Space. A simple but stunning result using 5 tiles layered with stripes & blocks!

This delightful shawl was woven in Green Tea and Blue Fin. Instead of hemstitching, she crammed 10 picks together to secure the beginning and end.

This shawl was woven in plain weave layered with colour and weave elements using different bands of colour. (Her warp was Cream and layered with Fire Red and English Rose as well as Ginger and Green Tea).

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.


Megado Loom Sale!

10% off on Megado looms and dobbys now until July 31st!

Megado looms ordered now will be received in October. We take a $1000.00 deposit at the time of order with the rest due when the loom ships in October. Please email us to get a quote or to pay a deposit.

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 3, 2024 newsletter

Brand New Colours at JST

Our palate of fabulous 18/2 Merino colours just got better 🙂 We’ve added 8 more colours for you to choose from! Grab a piece of paper and your crayons, find a nice, cool spot to “play” and add a lemonade to the mix. You are all set to have fun creating designs and planning fabulous scarves for yourself or as gifts for the fall. If you are lucky enough to have a cool spot to weave in, you can forget about waiting for cooler weather 😉


Surf’s Up Tea Towels are back!

We see the colours of our fabulous West Coast surf when we look at our Surf’s Up Tea Towels. They are our popular Just Monk’ing Around tea towels in a kit with West Coast colours. Have fun weaving with these cool colours by putting a bit of “surf” on your loom. This kit is available for a limited time!

Just Monk’ing Around Towels were designed by Arlene Kohut of Victoria, B.C.

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″


Sea Foam & Pebbles

Keeping to the theme of West Coast beaches – these fabulous tea towels bring back memories with their colours and texture. Never mind just drying dishes at the campground. They would be perfect as a very absorbent towel for drying your feet after a relaxing stroll along the edge of the ocean or lake.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton & Bouclé cotton
Each kit makes: 12 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent

Weaving width: 23.5″


Squares & Rectangles

Fallen in love with weaving with our Bouclé cotton? Weaving the Squares & Rectangles Tea Towels are so much fun to weave and wonderful to have on hand – in summer or winter!

Squares & Rectangles towels were designed and woven by Janet Cameron of
Salt Spring Island.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Turned Twill Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton & Bouclé cotton
Each kit makes: 12 tea towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 8
Reed: 8 dent
Weaving width: 22.75″


Don’t Forget!

Now until July 31st Louet are offering 10% off on Megado looms and dobbys!

Megado looms ordered now will be received in October. We take a $1000.00 deposit at the time of order with the rest due when the loom ships in October. Please email us to get a quote or to pay a deposit.

Learn more about the Megado loom right here!

School of Weaving

If you’re a member of the School of Weaving, you’ll find four scarves, two woven on 4 shafts and 2 woven on 8 shafts, with 18/2 Merino in Season 8, Episode 2 – Shadow Weave. This episode is presented by Rebecca Logan and features Atwater to Powell method. You’ll absolutely love the incredible drape of the Merino!

The 4 shaft scarf from Shadow Weave, Atwater to Powell lesson.
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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.