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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.

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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