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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.

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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.
Not a subscriber yet? Try our FREE 7-day trial. The School of Weaving offers an all-inclusive subscription. During your free trial, you will have access to all lessons aired to-date.

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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June 25, 2024 newsletter

Exciting News From Louet

Have you ever dreamt about being a production weaver and/or creating multi-shaft complex structures? Your dreams can come true on Louet’s “top-of-the-line” Megado Dobby loom! The Megado comes with 16 or 32 shafts and an electronic dobby which uses wi-fi to connect with a tablet, smartphone, laptop or computer. The possibilities are endless if you are an advanced weaver! 

Or – at the other end of Louet’s spectrum of looms is their brand new Inkle loom which is a fun and useful weaving tool to have around. You can weave that perfect finishing touch for a hand-woven project – a bag, tea towel tabs, and much more!


Megado Loom

Now – the exciting news – Louet has just announced they 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.

Email us at info@janestaffordtextiles.com for all Megado inquires!

Learn more about the Megado loom right here!


Louet’s New Inkle Loom!

With an Inkle loom, you can create the perfect finishing touch on your handwoven tea towels – matching handing tabs. Or… you can create unique shoe laces, stunning straps for the bag you’ve always wanted to weave, or treasured bookmarks to share with family/friends. The possibilities are endless! 

The Louet Inkle loom is available in 2 sizes (Small & Large) The small inkle loom holds a warp of 76″ and the large inkle loom holds a warp of 114″.


JST Organic Towel Kits

Our organic towel kits, woven with Venne yarns, are back on our shelves waiting to be woven. If you’ve been wanting to weave one or more of these kits – now is the time to stock up and have kits in your stash ready and waiting for you!

Sassy Brassy Log Cabin

The Sassy Brassy towel kit has a striking contrast between the vibrant check pattern and the symmetrical framed log cabin weave in dark and light colours.

Sassy Brassy was designed and woven by Kathy Ready of Victoria, B.C.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 organic cottolin
Each kit makes: 7 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 23.25″


Picnic Basket

These lovely towels combine two colours of our 16/2 organic Linen in a warp threaded for 2/2 twill with accent stripes of basket weave. Half of the towels are woven using this same linen for the weft and the other half using Cottolin. The Linen/Linen towels are super crisp while the Linen/Cottolin towels are a little softer. Both are stunning. Crisp and absorbent in classic colours, these towels will add a breezy, summery vibe to any kitchen.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 2/2 Twill & Basket Weave
Material: 16/2 Venne Organic Linen & 16/2 Venne Organic Cottolin
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4 shaft pattern, with rising shed tie-up
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 21″


Rustic Elegance in Linen

Our original Rustic Elegance towel kit  were woven using Venne’s beautiful organic 16/2 linen. The linen lends these towels a perfect blend of rustic and modern elegance, perfect for your minimalist decor.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Huck lace
Material: 16/2 organic linen
Each kit makes: 4 towels or 2 runners

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Width in reed: 22 ½”
Reed: 12 dent


Huckleberry Waffle in Spring

The colours, the texture, the pattern…WE LOVE IT! Jane has written the pattern describing the design process and it includes all the tie-ups and treadling sequences to create some pretty wonderful patterning. These towels are all woven in organic 8/2 Venne cotton.

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″


Huckleberry Waffle Fall Edition

Huckleberry Waffle Fall Edition uses the vibrant shades of Brass, Curry, Opal and Lime and include the pattern and design process as our Huckleberry Spring Kit above!

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″


Organic Stripes

This towel kit is made entirely of organic cotton. Using organic cotton is a great way to begin supporting yarns that are respectful of the earth and the farmers that grow them. The kit is available in Spring Stripes and Easter Stripes colourways.

Spring Stripes

Fall Stripes

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 Organic Cotton
Each Spring and Easter kits makes: 4 Towels

Loom requirements: Shafts: 4

Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 23″


Jane’s Fave Towels

We’ve made a few of Jane’s Fave Tea Towel kits using Venne’s organic cotton.
Grab yours now while they are in stock!

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 Venne Organic cotton
Each kit makes: 4 Scarves

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
EPI: 18
Weaving width: 24″
Finished Dimensions: 20″ X 28″ hemmed


A Touch of Summer Colours

Dive into vibrant summer hues with these JST’s hand-dyed silks colours! It’s a floral wonderland waiting just for you to create wonderful summer scarves. All of our silks are hand-dyed right here in our studio.

Starting at the top with Coral Flame and continuing clockwise are Shameless, Favourite Wine, Chocolate Cherry, Old Man’s Beard, Buddha Berry and in the centre Tiger Lily.


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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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 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.


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May 29, 2024 newsletter

Ponyo Towels

One of the great things about being a Nana is getting to watch children’s movies again. Freya’s favourite is My Neighbour Totoro. I was searching for it on Netflix and came across another amazingly beautiful film out of the same studio in Japan called Ponyo. From the minute I started watching I was blown away by the colour, the graphics, the movement and story. 

We had just finished filming Shadow Weave with Rebecca Logan and the waves in the animation reminded me of one of the threadings from her gamp that was based on the curved threading and we still had her gamp on the loom. It was immediately rethreaded from selvedge to selvedge and Ponyo the towel pattern was born. Ponyo means soft and squishy in Japanese. Seems like it was all meant to come together. I hope you can find a minute to watch Ponyo, it is such a beautiful story.

Ponyo Towels is only available for purchase as a PDF download.

Add Ponyo Towels PDF Pattern Download to your shopping cart and check out as usual. You will receive a confirmation email which includes the link you can use to download the pattern.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Shadow Weave Powell System on 8 shafts
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 7 tea towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 8
Reed: 8 dent
EPI: 16
Weaving width: 24.6″
Finished Dimensions: 20″ wide X 30″ish long


Stash Busting with Ponyo!

Once you’ve purchased the Ponyo Towels PDF Pattern, you will need 2 cones of 8/2 cotton Light Grey, 2 cones of 8/2 cotton in Black and 1 cone of 8/2 cotton in Magenta for the warp.

For the weft, we used the following from our stash:
Charcoal, Seaton, Turquoise, Peacock, Blue, Periwinkle, Magenta, Apricot,  Turmeric, Orange, Black, Lemon, Pale Limette, Limette, Red, Rust, Wine, Fuchsia, Hot Pink, Light Plum and Bleached.

This is a great stash blasting pattern so feel free to use what you have in your stash 🙂


Alpine Alpaca Scarves In Stock!

Have you tried weaving with our wonderful alpaca yarn yet? Alpaca is hypoallergenic and a lightweight, stunning fibre to weave with. Delightful to wear in any season 🙂

Introduce yourself to alpaca by weaving a scarf in one of our 2 different colour schemes – Valley or Mountain.

Valley

Each kit makes 2 scarves
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 2/2 Twill
Finished Dimensions 16.5″x 74″ (plus fringes)

Loom requirements:
4 shaft
Weaving width of 18″ minimum
Reed used: 12 dent (or use your reed substitution chart)

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

Mountain


Brushed Mohair on Sale!


We are discontinuing our current mohair line. All our current stock of mohair is 20% off until it’s gone. We’ll be making room for the exciting new range of colours that we will introduce to you at the end of summer.


Shadow Weave at the School of Weaving

To learn about Shadow Weave we suggest to start with the School of Weaving’s Season 4 Episode 8 – Shadow Weave followed then with Season 8 Episode 2 – Shadow Weave, Atwater to Powell with Rebecca Logan where the Ponyo pattern is based on.

Season 8 Episode 2 – Shadow Weave, Atwater to Powell

Season 4 Episode 8 – Shadow Weave

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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.


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May 22, 2024 newsletter

Discontinuing Our Current Mohair Line

20% off on all in-stock mohair yarns and mohair blanket kits

Mohair news 🥳  We have established a connection with a mill in South Africa that makes beautiful mohair yarn. Their yarn comes in a wonderful new colour palette that will certainly tempt you to give mohair a try on your loom. To make the new line even sweeter –  this mohair comes with better pricing. Win-win 😁

So….we are discontinuing our current mohair line. All our current stock of mohair is on sale until it’s gone. We need to make room for the exciting new range of colours that we will introduce to you at the end of summer, just in time for blankie season.


Mohair Blankie Calculation Sheet

The following information will give you a quick idea of how much yarn you’ll need to order, should you want to weave a project with the mohair we have on sale.

Scarf – 2 cones

Shawl – 4 cones
A throw/blankie would need 7-ish (8) cones of mohair.

For more detail on the sett/size of these three items – click on the reference guide link below.


Two Stripe Mohair Blanket Kit

We have a few blankie kits of our current mohair in stock in a range of colours AND they are on sale as well! If you’ve been wanting to try weaving a mohair blankie, now is the perfect time to weave your own.

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


Mohair Cone Ends

Don’t forget to check out our Mohair Cone Ends Sale page!
Each bag has 200g of brushed mohair (2-5 cones of surprise colours).


School of Weaving

Weave a Mohair Blanket

New to weaving with mohair AND a member of the School of Weaving? Go back and watch Season 1 Episode 9 – Making a Mohair Blankie… Yes!

Jane takes us through the steps she has used while weaving over a thousand blankies. It’s a priceless episode for anyone interested in weaving with mohair. 

This is what you’ll learn in Season 1 Episode 9 – Making a Mohair Blankie:

  • Making the fuzziest warp ever.
  • Warping Front to Back.
  • Tying one warp onto an existing warp or a pseudo warp.
  • Winding on the stickiest warp in the world…….easy, peasy.
  • Creating the perfect tie-up for a nice clean shed.
  • Beat sequence.
  • Winding bobbins with fuzzy yarns.
  • Hemstitching with mohair.

Learn to weave a scarf and a throw in this episode!

And…check out how to finish and brush your mohair scarf or blanket in the following lesson in Season 1 Episode 10 – Finishing up our first year with FINISHING!:


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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May 14, 2024 Newsletter

Buckens & Owls

Rabbit Holes…..are such wonderful places to fall into 🙂

This project came about because I couldn’t climb out of one. In Season 7 of the School of Weaving I created my first episode on M’s & O’s and loved it. After it aired I was sent a wonderful article written by Harriet Tidball in 1957 that provided an alternative method of drafting it. I took that drafting method and added Colour and Weave sequences to it in Seasons 7 and Season 8 and then started weaving it with Huck tie-ups and Bronson Lace treadling styles.

I want to thank Marilynn Cowgill for sending the article, David Schulz for reminding me about the article and Arlene Kohut for driving me into the Huck and Lace lane on the great highway of M’s & O’s and of course Harriet Tidball for her brilliant draft and Margaret Windeknecht who’s C&W studies have kept me going for years.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: M’s & O’s threading variation
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 9 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 8 dent
EPI: 16
Weaving width: 24.5″
Finished Dimensions: 20″ X 26″


More Towel Kits

The magic that dark/light creates in a woven cloth that never fails to draw us in 😉 And often, a slight splash of bright colour adds a touch of “polish” to the final graphic. We are delighted to add Buckens & Owls to our dark/light tea towel family of Oslo, Rustic Elegance, Alfresco and Garibaldi Flats. All these tea towels are happy being put to work in any kitchen, no matter what colours they’ll get to “play” with.

Oslo

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

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
EPI: 18
Weaving width: 24.5″
Finished Dimensions: 21″ X 25-27″


Rustic Elegance in Cotton

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Huck lace
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Width in reed: 26.5”
Reed: 12 dent


Alfresco

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Turned Twill Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 8
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 21″
Finished Dimensions: 26″ X 19″


Garibaldi Flats

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 4 shaft Twill or 8 shaft Turned Twill
Material: 8/2 Cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4 or 8
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 24″


From Our Inbox

Ruth Mueller from Coldstream, BC has sent us photos of her adaption to our Garibaldi Flats pattern. Thank you, Ruth! This pattern gives you lots of room to “play” while creating your design with either the 4-shaft or 8-shaft pattern that comes with the kit.


Here are my tea towels in blues for friends.

Ruth Mueller


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.