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January 17, 2023 newsletter

Have you tried
Venne Eco Jeans yet?

If one of your resolutions this year was to try weaving with something you have never woven before, take a look at the fabulous Eco Jeans yarn we are featuring in this newsletter. This fantastic yarn is good for our planet because it’s made of 100% recycled jeans and used plastic bottles. Worn jeans, jackets and other articles of jeans fabric will get a new life. Not only is it wonderful for scarves but we’ve seen some beautiful examples of towels and shawls woven with it. And to give you more choice in colour we’ve added Sandalwood, Steel Blue and Deep Red to the Venne Eco Jeans yarn we carry. Weave something unique with it and share it with us for From Our Inbox as Sharon Hatelt has – see below. Sharon used Eco Jeans to weave hand towels and she loves them.

Cramming & Denting Eco Jeans Scarf Kit

Project Specs

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″

Now available in 1 kg cones!

You asked us if we could bring in 1 kg cones and we did!

The Venne Eco Jeans recycled Nm 12/2 now in 1KG cones at JST!
We have a few of the following 1KG cones in stock for C$103.50 each:

Cramming & Denting Episode

Want to try weaving with a linen warp using Cramming & Denting method?

This School of Weaving sample is all about using multiple setts in one piece of cloth. We learn how to adapt our sleying and beating to create beautiful fabrics and we do it all in Linen 🙂 Things you will learn when watching the episode:

  • Linen is awesome!
  • Using multiple setts in one piece of cloth
  • We use our reed to create all the patterning in the cloth but have different sleyings
  • We learn to identify negative space
  • We are in charge of our beater and we have to beat each section appropriately based on what we want
  • We can mix silk and linen

You can purchase the Cramming & Denting Sample Kit right here and follow along with the videos!

From Our Inbox

We are featuring Venne’s Eco Jeans in this newsletter and some of the sparks that had us heading in that direction were from this email that turned up in our Inbox from Sharon Hatelt from beautiful Quadra Island. Anyone can weave these towels but take note – all of you table loom owners – these towels fit perfectly on most of your looms with the width in reed being 14″.

Hi Jane and crew:

I thought you would like to see my latest weaving: hand towels made from Venne’s Eco Jeans fibre. I sett it at 18 epi in Twill, machine washed and dried, and they finished at 13.5″ x 24″. They have a lovely hand, and being cotton/poly, I think will wear very well. The pattern is the Heriot Bay Local Tartan, modifying the original colour scheme to use the five Eco Jeans colours and then reversing them for the second warp. Interesting how just changing the colours changes the whole look. The towels have a lovely drape and hand.

Sharon Hatelt, Quadra Island

Sharon’s project specs: for 3 towels
finished dimensions: 13.5″ x 24″
weave structure: Twill
sett: 18 epi/ppi
252 ends with floating selvedges
warp length: 96″
width in reed: 14″

JST 2023 Calendar!

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