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January 24, 2023 newsletter

A Splash of Colour

As we near the end of January, we thought we all needed a splash of colour to brighten our days. So – this time we are focusing on a few of our most vibrant kits and if you haven’t woven a kit recently – one of these can’t help but brighten your day. When we think of bright colours – Granny Pam’s Tea Towels, woven with Bouclé, always pops to mind. Our Pretty Pansies and Inspiration From a Sari compete for attention and certainly add a bright spark to anyone’s kitchen. And ….. speaking of bright spots – I’ll bet you can guess that Jane’s Favourite Tea Towel was designed after a trip to India and my exposure to the amazing palate of colours found there. For a touch of luxury in your life – we have lots of colourful scarves you can drape yourself in. Our Simple Collapse series of scarves offer you choices – just pick your colourway – and, while you are there, check out the Ganges Sunrise Scarf which will surround you with the colours of a beautiful sunrise as you weave and wear it.


Granny Pam’s Inspiration

Project Specs

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

Loom requirements

Shafts: 4

Reed: 12 dent

Weaving width: 22″


Pretty Pansies in Huck Lace

Project Specs

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”


Inspiration from a Sari

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 Cotton
Each kit makes: 12 Towels and a bit of play time

Loom requirements

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


Jane’s Favourite

Project Specs

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”


Simple Collapse Pucker Up

Simple Collapse Weave

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Each kit makes: 2 stunning Scarves
each with finished dimensions of 12” x 75” plus fringe

Loom requirements

Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
Width in Reed: 18”


Ganges Sunrise

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 1/3, 3/1 Twill Weave
Material: 30/2 Bombyx Silk 40/2 linen
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements

Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent


From Our Inbox

This week’s “From Our Inbox” features Julie Evans, from the Los Angeles area of California, sharing a tip with us. She turned the plaid warp that was on her loom into napkins! Jane responded…..

Hi Julie,
Brilliant idea, that is definitely an idea worth sharing. I have put small cones in my bobbins too, many times but never on camera, so that is a great 2nd tip. Yay, thank you so much for sharing your ideas. So glad you are having fun.

Jane
Hello Jane and Team!
My name is Julie Evans, and I live in the Los Angeles, CA area. I’m currently working through Season 2, and I have the plaid warp on my loom right now. Like everyone else, I’ve been amazed how an olive green and red warp can transform when you add bright colors into the weft. I’m nearing the end of the warp, and I have re-sleyed it to 12 ppi, and I thought I’d make some napkins with 8/4 cotton. I’ve done this before on other warps, and I finished by sewing two preemptive seams, and then cutting down the middle. I thought I would split the warp into two while still on the loom, and weave both sides at once. It is a little fiddly, but it will make for much better napkins when finished. I’m using up 8/4 from a previous project, and as you can see, I was able to fit the cones right onto my shuttles. Not only am I using up some cones, I also saved some time by not having to rewind onto a bobbin. Thank you for your classes and kits; I’m learning so much!


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