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March 28, 2023 newsletter

Weave your own Easter Basket!

Open Weave Garlic Basket

Garlic isn’t the only thing that is happy in our wee baskets! They are fun to fill with Easter eggs showing off all their beautiful colours while safely nestled in the wee baskets.

These baskets are fun to weave and you still have time to make them for Easter morning. This Open Weave Garlic Basket is woven with regular twining using rattan reed. This kit includes material for 3 baskets –  3 sets of spokes and 3 sets of weavers in natural and dyed colours for you to mix and match. This is one of Jane’s favourite baskets because of the various shapes you can weave them…..and they don’t all have to hold garlic or Easter eggs….you’ll come up with all kinds of uses for them! Check below for links that will take you to videos demonstrating how to make these delightful baskets.

Kit Includes:
12 spokes – 34” long, #3 round reed, #2 round reed for weavers

Discontinuing Bambu 7 Line at JST

We have to make room on our shelves as we fill them with new colour choices in our other yarns. So … we have decided to discontinue Bambu 7 from our stock. Don’t worry – we will still carry Bambu 12 and maintain a supply of the Bambu 7 needed for the School of Weaving Season 5 Episode 3 Huck kits.

Important Announcements!

There are some exciting improvements happening at JST that we want to let you know about.

We have some very exciting news for our American customers! is now able to accept payment in USD. This means that you will be able to see the exact amount you will be charged in USD and will not incur any exchange rate fees or be subject to the FX rate of the day from your bank/credit card company! Your cart will default to USD if you are in the USA but this can also be changed manually by clicking the USD currency button 🙂

Canadian customers this does not change anything for you 🙂

Please note that this change does not effect the School of Weaving and subscription fees are still charged in USD for everyone no matter where you live.

We are also in the process of switching over to new parcel carriers for all our outgoing parcels. We will be using Canpar for parcels going to Canada and UPS for parcels going to the USA. DHL will be used for any parcels outside of the other carrier’s delivery areas. As such, we will no longer be able to ship to PO Boxes so please make sure to enter your physical address on the checkout screen. This means cheaper shipping rates for you! We have already reduced the shipping rates a bit but will be switching to a lower flat rate fee to pass on even more savings to you and make ordering from us more economical. Please stay tuned for more updates about this soon 🙂

Weave A Garlic Basket Video

There are two ways that you can watch and learn:

-as a subscriber (and for free) on Joan’s Vimeo site (she has some very informative videos)

-or…if you are a member of the School of Weaving – by watching Season 2 – Episode 9 on the School of Weaving. You can download the PDF there.

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 toward 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.

3 thoughts on “March 28, 2023 newsletter

  1. Awesome news about the shipping! More reasons to love you guys!

  2. I began weaving with a rigid heddle loom last September, and recently found your blog, which I am enjoying and learning from! Before this I wove only with a backstrap loom, so this is a new adventure. I am currently making a sample for a project that combines log cabin and clasped weft, as I want log cabin on the border and the rest plain. I have a question about the technique. I figured out how to do this by having two shuttles on the log cabin side and one on the opposite side. The line where they meet is what doesn’t look good. I read your blog from March 12, 2020, and on her sample where the red line is, the join is flat and looks just like the rest. My yarns draw up and make a line with spaces all the way up. If you could give me a suggestion or tell me where I might find more information on this technique, I would greatly appreciate it. I can send a photo if that would help. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Marilyn, One tip is so adjust the weft yarns just before you do the final beat. So set them so them look close and then bring your beater down close to the fell of the cloth and see if it is going to line up. Then you can manipulate the wefts from the sides to tweak it to almost perfect. The more you do of this the easier it gets and it doesn’t take long to get really good alignment. Hope this helps. If you ever do join the School of Weaving I demonstrate this in Season 2.

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