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October 19th, 2021 newsletter

Two 20/2 Bombyx Silk Colours on Sale!

10% off Shamless 20/2 Bombyx & Coral Flame 20/2 Bombyx Silk
on instock only

The autumns of my youth had a much more vibrant palate than those we experience in our little rain forest on Salt Spring Island! I miss bright ORANGE and RED at this time of the year – our natural forests are evergreen with a dash of yellow here and there. But I do have one Japanese Maple that turns a brilliant red. It greets me at my gate and never fails to bring a smile to my face. This weekend I sat outside admiring my tree sipping a pumpkin latte and decided to offer some orange and red silk in this newsletter.

Happy Weaving xo Jane

Coral Flame 20/2 Bombyx Silk 10% OFF!

For optimum drape we sett 20/2 silk at 20 epi for Plain Weave and 24 for Twill.
  20/2 is available in 100 g skeins with 1,100 yds/skein (5,000 yds/lb).

Shameless 20/2 Bombyx Silk 10% OFF!

For optimum drape we sett 20/2 silk at 20 epi for Plain Weave and 24 for Twill.
  20/2 is available in 100 g skeins with 1,100 yds/skein (5,000 yds/lb).


JST Hand Dyed Silks

Watch how our silks are all hand dyed right here on Salt Spring Island!


Ask Jane

Wet finishing fine yarn fabrics (taken from the JST Knowledge Base)

I have recently woven a 20/2 silk scarf in a lace weave, which turned out beautifully. However, when I washed it, spun it for 30 seconds in the gentle spin, hung to dry and ironed it dampish, the fabric is still showing creases, which won’t iron out. The same thing happened with the last three bamboo scarves in plain weave. I cannot get the creases out. I rewashed them but it didn’t make a difference. Where have I gone wrong? Silk loves to crease when it is wet. When I wash my silk, I never wring it out. I have always hand washed my silk scarves and stoles in the kitchen sink and I let them drip dry in my shower. Imagine taking your silk scarf and lowering it into your sink, lowering it down like an accordion. I then raise and lower the silk up and down to wash it. When I have finished the washing I accordion it into a lasagna pan sitting beside the sink. Rinse it the same way, always ‘accordioning’ it, never wringing it. I then take the lasagna pan up to the shower and drape the scarf over a broom handle stretched across the shower (I have a corner shower) and I let the scarf drip dry. Then I steam press it with a thin cloth over it. Same thing with any fine yarn, like bamboo.

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