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March 8, 2022 newsletter

Abalone and Ebony Tea Towel & Scarf Kit

Treat yourself to a project that will have you mentally wandering a west coast beach. Something catches your eye; you pick it up, turn it over, see the beautiful colours of abalone sparkling up at you hidden inside a clamshell. Look closer and you will see that it’s framed by the ebony black of the outside of the shell. As you know, I love anything that is nicely framed.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: 4 shaft Bronson Spot
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 3 Tea Towels & 1 Scarf
(silk for scarf sold separately)

Close-up look at the patterning

Log Cabin squares framed with black & white dividers.
Squares have 4 quadrants with a background of Log Cabin.
Lace unit profile while alternating two colours.
The scarf is woven exclusively with JST’s hand-dyed 20/2 silks

Ganges Sunrise Scarf Kit

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

Season 6 Episode 2, 8 Shaft Twill Block and Tie-up Quadrants

Back in stock! All the yarns needed to follow along with Season 6 Episode 2 of School of Weaving.

If you have downloaded the PDF for 8 Shaft Twill Block and Tie-up Quadrants, we have updated the pattern for towel #7, you may want to download it again 🙂

School of Weaving Forum

Have you dropped into the School of Weaving Forum lately? There is always a lot of chatter happening there – questions asked and answered, insight into how other weavers have solved a problem or created their own cloth. Join us and let us know “What’s on YOUR Loom” – by posting your story and photos to a new thread we’ve added to the Forum.

From our Inbox

I first met Darlene well over 10 years ago when she travelled from Alberta to Salt Spring for our in-house retreats. She reminisced “I was in awe of all the towels hanging in the studio – wondering if I would ever have something worthy of being there.🌻” 

Well, my goodness…you’re doing it Darlene 🙂

Darlene has been exploring ideas around Turned Twill. She had come up with a lovely pattern where she threaded 2 A units alternating with 2 B units across the warp. Then she saw our JST African Violet Bouclé Towel Kit. She was inspired by the graphic & colour but wanted to change it up a bit and make them using 8/2 cotton in Navy, Nile Green, Pale Limette and Magenta. She kept the graphic and colours from the kit but overlaid them with her Block Twill pattern that was tied up for broken twill also known as false damask. Note: A units were threaded 1,2,3,4 – B units were threaded 5,6,7,8. The magenta dividers were threaded as 1 unit of A and B threaded in a broken twill.
I particularly love the 2 dark/1 light colour & weave sequence that Darlene used in the wide section on the right.
All these great ideas coming together in a new way. It is so wonderful to see where inspiration takes others. They are fabulous! Way to go Darlene! Thank you so much for sharing!

We love to receive your pictures 🙂 and you can share what’s on YOUR loom with us anytime at

Our towel wall from 2010 with my trusty old adding machine 🙂

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