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February 6, 2024 newsletter

In-House Favourites

So many things at JST have Jane’s personal “stamp” on them – after all …. she is the creator of almost everything we work with 😉 However, amongst all the beautiful things in the Studio surrounding her every day, she still has her “most” favourite items like her essential silks, Jane’s Favourite Tea Towel and her Tea Towel Time with Jane kit. Some of her extra favourites are named after her sweetheart Grant, Not Enough Green for Grant and Grantius Green Silk.


Not Enough Green for Grant Towel Kit

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Cotton Bouclé
Each kit makes: 9 Tea Towel

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 22


Grantius Green Silk

Grantius Green in 30/2 Bombyx

20/2 Bombyx is available in 100 g skeins with 1,100 yds/skein (5,000 yds/lb).
30/2 Bombyx is available in 100 g skeins with 1,650 yds/skein (7,500 yds/lb).
20/2 Tussah is available in 100 g skeins with 1,100 yds/skein (5,000 yds/lb).

To find the optimum sett and yarn combinations to use with silk, download Jane’s Master Sett Chart. Jane’s Master Sett Chart encompasses more than 40 years of weaving experience, trial & error and extensive sampling with many of our yarns. This chart is an invaluable treasure trove of weaving advice.


Jane’s Essential Silks

We asked Jane which silks she would want with her if she were stranded on a deserted island. She asked “How many skeins do I get?”…. and we said 10. Here is what she came up with:

My favourite sample from Season 2 of the School of Weaving was the Muted Colour Gamp so I chose 6 colours to match the colours in that warp. My favourite part of weaving that warp was weaving the hot crazy colours from Parrot (S2 E3) on top of the muted colourways. So I chose 4 colours from that sample….I could weave these colours together forever! -Jane

This colourway has every colour in the rainbow giving you a palate for endless creativity, fun and includes ten 100g skeins each in:

Ariel’s Voice
Autumn Spice
B.B. Blue
Buddha Berry
Dragon Fruit
Favourite Wine
Grantius Green
Lime Light
Starfish
Tiger Lily

Colourways are available in both 20/2 Bombyx Silk and
30/2 Bombyx Silk.


Tea Towel Time

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″


Jane’s Favourtie Tea Towel Kit

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

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


Jane’s Favourite Schacht 11″ Shuttle in Maple


Tea Towel Time with Jane Videos

These colourful towels were woven during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of 3 weeks these towels were woven live on Facebook and during that time a fun, creative, caring community was formed. The videos are available to watch on our YouTube Channel.


David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship to you!


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