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It’s been 8 months since I started to work at JST! Wowee! It’s been fun, scary, exciting and very fulfilling.

I have met many kind and inspiring people so far: Jane and her family, my wonderful co-workers and Jane’s students and customers. It’s such a treat to be getting to know all of you.

I have watched the seasons change from spring to summer to winter here in this lovely studio tucked away amongst the trees and flowers.

As Jane’s studio assistant I have learned how to write (a bit) in 2 different programming languages, use design programs to create patterns and newsletters, manage an online store and just how much yarn you really can cram into one little shipping envelope.

As a brand new weaver I have learned what the heck a warp is and how to wind one, how to calculate SETT and loom loss, how to read patterns, combine colours, dress looms and all of the other wonderful details of the weaving world.

Working here has been and I’m sure will continue to be inspiring, challenging and fun. I so look forward to learning, growing & celebrating with everyone here in the studio and in our wider community of weavers and friends.

Have a very cozy winter filled with steaming cups of tea, warm fires, close friends and flying shuttles.

4 thoughts on “Gestation

  1. All I can say is WOW Charlotte! You’ve jumped into JST with both feet – and hands! You’ve become a great help to Jane and a weaver as well! All in 8 months. Your second weaving project looks amazing – well done!!! Have a great Christmas break and get rested and ready to hold down the fort for our intrepid traveler!

  2. Congratulations on 8 months! Keep on having fun and learning. It’s great getting to know you.
    Happy Solstice!

  3. Hey Charlotte,
    That is one fine scarf. The colors are so playful! I’m thoroughly impressed.
    Any word from JP?

  4. Thank you to everyone who have sent me such kind messages. It really is a great feeling to be working in a place that has such a feel of family.

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