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July 5, 2022 newsletter

They’re Back! Thread Count Magnifiers

Have you ever come across a beautiful piece of cloth and wondered what structure and sett created it? Keep one of these magnifiers close at hand and you can take a closer look 😉  

This one-piece folding thread count magnifier can be used to count the number of threads per inch or per half-inch. Designed to fold flat and slip into your pocket, this solid one is metal rather than plastic.


Just Monk’ing Around Tea Towel Kit

I am so delighted to share Arlene Kohut’s Monk’s Belt towel pattern as a JST Kit. It is absolutely fantastic and you will have so much fun playing with your own designs once you get it all warped up. I’m sure you’ll make this pattern over and over again in whatever colours strike your fancy.

We offer 3 different colour scheme kits to choose from, Berry Bowl, Kiwi and Surf’s Up.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate 
Weave structure: Monk’s Belt with Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:

Shafts: 4

Reed: 10 dent

Weaving width: 22.7″

Just Monk’ing Around Tea Towel Kits include weaving instructions (including draft) and 5 cones of 8/2 cotton.


Ganges Sunrise Scarf Kit

These lovely scarves are perfect for spring and summer! Woven with silk on linen in alternating bands of 1/3 and 3/1 Twill. They have a gorgeous sheen and drape with a slightly crisp texture that will only get softer and more shimmery with wear. 

This pattern requires only 4 harnesses, but there are 8 different tie-ups required for weaving.  If you have an 8 shaft loom, you’re stylin’, but if you have a 6 treadle loom, we’ve provided a tie-up system to ensure your success!

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

Ganges Sunrise Scarf Kit includes weaving instructions (including draft), one cone each of Linen in Teal & Olive, and 1 skein each of 30/2 Bombyx Silk – Coral Flame and Dragon Fruit.


Ganges Sunrise Scarf Kit with Additional Silks

We always have spools of 30/2 silk kicking around, so – we did another version adding 2 more colours… Favourite Wine and Buddha Berry. Please NOTE that if you want to get these colours you must select the “Ganges Sunrise Scarf Kit with Additional Silks” from the drop-down menu when ordering.

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

Ganges Sunrise Scarf Kit with Additional Silks includes weaving instructions (including draft), one cone each of Linen in Teal and Olive and 1 skein each of 30/2 Bombyx Silk in Coral Flame, Dragon Fruit, Buddha Berry and Favourite Wine.


Don’t be shy – share your creative designs with us 🙂

We’d love to see how you’ve taken what you’ve learned through the School of Weaving using JST Kits and/or our yarns and then created your own unique cloth/project. Send us your photos, including the story behind your cloth. Click here to share your information, photos and adventure with us. With your permission, you might see your work featured in a future newsletter!


We offer FREE shipping on all Louet looms within Continental North America. We also offer the option to pay a $1000.00 CAD deposit on your loom with the balance due when the loom ships out to you. This gives you the flexibility to make smaller payments towards your balance, at your convenience.


Here to help

Have a weaving question? Find us on the Jane Stafford School of Weaving Forum and on Weave with Jane Stafford at Ravelry.

2 thoughts on “July 5, 2022 newsletter

  1. Good morning! I know I’m late to the party, and that this reply isn’t directly related to the 7/5 newsletter – apologies. But yarn has finally arrived and I’m ready to participate in the TTTWJ project. Is there a project guide for this work? I’ve browsed all the uTubes, but was unable to find it.

    Some of the marvelous treadling variations would also be much appreciated.

    As always, I’m so very grateful for Jane’s expertise and willingness to share!
    kathy

    1. Hi Kathleen, The TTTWJ pattern is available by donation on our website here. It is a fundraiser for the Maiwa Foundation supporting artisans in India . https://janestaffordtextiles.com/product/tea-towel-time-with-jane-pdf-pattern-download/
      Have fun.

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