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June 20, 2023 newsletter

Limited Edition!
Beach Umbrella Tea Towel Kit

Even the thought of a beach umbrella means that summer is just about here. School is winding down in our world, with summer holidays just around the corner. Our families and friends will soon be looking for ways to enjoy this time together. So we took the June photo from the JST calendar (see below) and imagined those colours in a beach umbrella that would be easy to spot on a sunny day. We then created a limited edition tea towel kit featuring June’s photo colours. You can bring these towels on a picnic with you – they would be happy to wrap your food and then act as mats for your picnic. When summer is over bring them into your kitchen to keep summer with you all year!

Get this limited edition kit before they are all gone!

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

JST June Calendar Image

Can you smell the lavender? Does it smell like purple? 😉  JST carries many different purple hues, in a variety of yarns. Choose your favourite yarn and create your own garden of lavender on your loom……

Clockwise starting at the bottom:

8/2 Venne organic cottolin Light Lilac
8/2 Venne organic cotton Iris
8/2 Venne organic cotton Light Lilac
8/2 cotton Light Plum
8/2 cotton Lilac
30/2 Bombyx silk Princess Pamuk
Bambu 12 Sugar Plum
18/2 Zephyr Elderberry
Bambu 7 Crocus

Last Chance for Kiki’s Swedish Lace Tea Towels

These gorgeous classic towels were designed by my dear friend Christel Knoth, lovingly known as Kiki to everyone here on Salt Spring Island. She created them for one of our School of Weaving’s Show & Tell, the one about Swedish Lace. Every weaver that sees these towels wants to make them and Kiki has graciously shared her pattern. As our shelves are filling up with new kits, we will be discontinuing this one once we run out.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Swedish Lace
Material: 8/2 cotton & 16/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 24″
Finished Dimensions: 18.5″ X 26-30″ long

School of Weaving


Have you been weaving for a few years or more and wondered if it would be worth your while to join the School of Weaving? Are you undecided as to whether you would see and learn anything that would add to the weaving skills you’ve already developed? Have you wanted to learn how to design, prepare and weave a unique cloth instead of always following a pattern? 

Many experienced weavers have enjoyed the Seasons and Episodes of the School of Weaving. They have discovered a new way to approach a task, a tip on how to adjust their current approach to a weaving step to make it more efficient or how to create an original design. Thank you, Dena – for sharing with us the obvious delight you are getting from taking what you’ve learned at the School of Weaving and using it to create your unique cloth. 👏

I’ve woven for more than 35 years, but up until about 5 years ago, I was a hesitant, scared weaver who was intimidated by most of the process. I successfully got through overshot, doubleweave and many twill projects, but always dreaded warping. So I started watching your videos to basically get better at warping and oh my God, now warping is my favorite part of the process! Easy peasy.

I ended up subscribing to all the classes, started back at the basics and made it through the Primaries Color Gamp before getting totally sidetracked on all kinds of related plain weave colorful placemats, scarves and kitchen towels. I’ve been having the most fun! Every month or so, I get an email about a new class that’s ready, but I am just having the time of my life with plain weave, so all those later classes will just have to wait. I’m still back at the beginning of season 3. ha ha! It’s unreal.

So thank you for all you do. It’s very impactful for so many of us weavers out here in the world.

Happy weaving,
Dena Hirchak
Morrisville, VT

Dena’s favourite placemats!

She eliminated the yellow and green in the warp, then wove with 4 threads together for weft, using up old bobbins.

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Video Lessons

Season 1 – Foundation

Making a Good Warp
Dressing Your Loom Back to Front
Good Weaving Techniques
Let’s Have a Little Chat About Sett
Project Planning 101… Putting it All Together
Division of Space
All About Yarn
A Few Things About Looms
Making a Mohair Blankie
Finishing up with Finishing

Season 2 – Colour & Design

Colour & Design
Asymmetry & Division of Space
Colour… colour… and more colour
Colour & Weave Sample
Parrot & Fibonacci
Designing Plaids
All About Stripes
Muted Colour Gamp on Natural Ground
Primaries & Secondaries on Black
Bonus: Basket Weaving with Joan Carrigan, weave a garlic basket!

Season 3 – Pushing the Boundaries of Plain Weave

Cramming and Denting
Log Cabin
Weft Faced
Warp Faced
Simple Collapse Weave
Double Width, Double Layers
Plain Weave With Supplementary Warp
Plain Weave with Supplementary Warp & Weft

Season 4 – Twills on 4 Shafts

Introduction to Twill & Simple Two Stripe Sample
Small Threadings Twill Gamp
Point Twill Gamp
Large Threadings Gamp
Colour & Weave Meets Twill
Twill & Basket Weave
Shadow Weave
Weft Faced Twills
Bonus: Fiberworks Weaving Software workshop for Mac & Windows!

Season 5 – Laces!

Canvas Weave
Huck Colour & Weave
Swedish Lace
Bronson Lace
Bronson Spot
Blended Lace
Huck and Twills
Bonus, Turned Twill for 8 shafts weavers!

Season 6 – Units, Blocks and Profiles

Introduction to Units, Blocks and Profiles
Monk’s Belt
Name Drafting
Crackle Weave
M’s and O’s
Summer and Winter
Block Analysis
Bonus: 8 Shaft Twill Blocks & Tie-up Quadrants for our 8 shaft weavers!

Season 7 – An Overlay of Colour, Weave and Texture on Units and Block Structure

Available right away:

Bonus: Fiberworks Weaving Software, Colour & Weave
AND Turned Twill with Colour & Weave for our 8-shaft weavers

Monk’s Belt with Colour & Weave
Overshot with Colour and Weave

Still to come for 2023:

Crackle with Colour & Weave
Summer and Winter with Colour & Weave
Turned Taquette

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