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June 18, 2024 newsletter

From Our Dye Studio

New Limited Edition Silks

Sharon – our silk dyer, has been having fun playing with the colours of her rainbow to see what she can create using our 20/2 Bombyx Silk! Aren’t the colours below wonderful? And…they are available for you to buy! However, these are limited editions…when they’re gone – they’re gone……

Grab a colour, or two…and see what magic you can create.

Prussian Blue

Blackberry

Copper

Lichen

Shitake

Curry


Summer Colour Towels

With summer just around the corner – how about weaving some summer colours into tea towels for your kitchen and/or as gifts? We love having a stash to choose from when we have time in the sun to spend with family or friends. Have a few ready and waiting to give as a hostess/host gift when you finally have the time to visit those special people in your life.

Spring at the Cabin Tea Towel Kit

These towels have been designed by JST Dream Team member, Gail Maier and are simple to weave on a warp that gives you 8 towels to “play” with!

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Weave structure: Log Cabin
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 23⅓ “


African Violet Bouclé Towel Kit

These towels are quick and fun to weave. Cotton Bouclé is wonderfully absorbent and a great kit for the beginning weaver.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Cotton Bouclé
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 or 8 dent
Weaving width: 22″


Beach Umbrella Tea Towel Kit

Beach Umbrella towels are perfect for your next picnic. Not only can they wrap your food, but they also serve as excellent mats for your picnic setup.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 7 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
EPI: 18
Weaving width: 24.25″
Finished Dimensions: 21″ X 27-30″ long


Tuscan Twill Tea Towel Kit

These towels were designed by Susan Brown, Jane’s first (and longest) employee, and the samples were woven by Sharon…who also doubles as JST’s silk dyer.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure:Twill Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 6 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
EPI: 20
Weaving width: 22″
Finished Dimensions: 27-30″ X 19″


Popsicle Bouclé Towel Kit

We’ve restocked our shelves with a few more Popsicle Bouclé Towel Kits! Grab them while they’re here, as these are becoming a popular set of towels for this summer!

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Cotton Bouclé
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 or 8 dent
Weaving width: 22″


Pretty Pansies Cotton Towels

One of our favourite kits is the Huck Towel kit, originally designed by Arlene Kohut. In 2021, Elizabeth was assigned the task of adding more huck & colour sequences to the pattern and Pretty Pansies was created!

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”


All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


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.

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