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Happy New Year!!

A New Year Brings New Life!

Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope you can forgive us for not sending out our Usual Festive Holiday Greeting…..we had great plans, but alas, our computer had major health issues and was sent to MacHospital the week before Christmas!  You can imagine our distress.

As they say, better late than never….Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Break a Leg, Eat, Drink and be Merry….May all your New Year’s Resolutions last more than 3 weeks but most importantly we wish you all Health and Happiness for 2012 and always.

Delicious News!

You know …, dreams really do come true. For as long as I have dreamed about having my weaving school (decades) I have also dreamed about finding a way to marry my other 2 passions to the business,  growing food and making delicious meals.
As many of you know we have a pretty big garden and grow heaps of awesome food to feed our family and guests and now JST has taken the next step and brought on board the lovely, delightful and talented chef Rosemary Harbrecht.   Rosemary trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, owned her first bakery called “Rosemary’s” near Berkely, CA and then owned the Brulee Bakery in Calgary, Alberta.  She has co-authored cookbooks, taken cooking tours to France and Tuscany and is now the pastry chef for the renowned Hastings House on Salt Spring Island.  Rosemary helps complete the circle.  She loves cooking and gardening….coffee and chocolate……. and other such essentials!  Can you believe our luck?  New retreats are on the horizon bringing cooking, weaving and gardening together.


One Spot Left!

Know Your Fibre, Know Your Wheel.  There’s room for one last person in Cheryl Huseby-Wiebe’s spinning workshop January 21st & 22nd.

If you want to have more control over your wheel and understand the difference between many animal fibres, this workshop is for you!  For more information go to the link above.

Workshop Updates:

Everything is full until Colour Control in Spinning May 10th & 11th with Cheryl Huseby-Wiebe and we still have spots available in Joan Carrigan’s Wicker with Nature’s Bounty workshop May 24th & 25th.  For more information on these two workshops, please click on the links.

And Now for Something Completely Different!  We had to leave you with a laugh!

Two Dogs Dining in a Busy Restaurant!

8 thoughts on “Happy New Year!!

  1. Hi!

    My husband and i took a few weaving lessons years ago but did not pursue it because other stuff got in the way. We are now interested in trying again. Do you have any workshops or private lessons for newbies? My biggest problem is warping the loom. I seem to be okay once it gets set up.
    Tea towel workshop? Sampler runners?



  2. Wonderful news about your newest adventures. Love the doggie video.

    Happy New year,

  3. I always knew you were a smart lady. Your new workshop idea sounds fabulous. Count me in.
    Hugs Sharon

  4. Of course you are amazing! Does this mean we’ll all be gaining more weight when we come for workshops? Will the next step be expanding the farm and selling some veggies/herbs and eggs/chickens back to Hastings House?


  5. Great idea and hilarious dog video!! Thanks for the giggle! Happy New Year to all. xo Jo

  6. Bow wow, and great food too! Sorry you had computer problems. Good luck with everything! K.C.

  7. Always interesting and loved the laugh. Congrats. on finding Rosemary -what a perfect team in every way. Hope to see you soon for hugs and best wishes for 2012. xoxo J & P

  8. I didn’t think it could get any better but it seems I was wrong! I look forward to my next workshop, whenever that might be.
    Keep up the fabulous ideas and inspiration.

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