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October 24, 2023 newsletter

Flowers & Lattices

Rebecca Logan is a member of the School of Weaving’s Dream Team. She created this stunning, original design for Season 6 Episode 9 Block Analysis’ Show & Tell. Rebecca used 7 shafts for her beautiful design and if you have an 8-shaft loom, this Bronson Lace wrap and tea towel kit is the perfect project for you! Rebecca’s pattern has flower and lattice motifs in both the wrap and towels. She wove the wrap with our exclusive hand-dyed 20/2 Bombyx silk in Black Magic as the weft. The warp is a combination of 3 colours of 8/2 cotton in Black, Purple and Wine – a magical combination of colours to weave with. Using a skein of our luscious Bombyx Black Magic silk gives the wrap an elegant hand. We are delighted to be able to share it with our wider weaving community.

Project Specs
Weave structure: 7 shaft Bronson Lace
Kit weaves 5 towels and 1 wrap

Finished dimensions:
21” wide – 29 to 33” long – towels
22” wide – 72” long plus fringes – wrap
Warp: 8/2 cotton
Weft: 8/2 cotton towels – 20/2 Bombyx silk wrap

Abalone & Ebony

On with the theme of “1 warp/2 projects”…Abalone & Ebony also gives you an opportunity to weave off 3 tea towels and then weave a fabulous scarf using our beautiful 20/2 Bombyx Silk as the weft (sold separately). What a wonderful project to have on our looms as we see the “gifting” season approaching 😉 

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)

You will need to purchase 1 skein of 20/2 Bombyx silk for the scarf (not included in the kit). The colours used in the scarf were Ariel’s Voice, Starfish & Lime Light. You can choose 1, 2 or all of them for your scarf.

20/2 Bombyx Ariel’s Voice
20/2 Bombyx Starfish
20/2 Bombyx Lime Light

JST October Calendar Image

Fall is a wonderful time to be surrounded by soft colours, as rain and cooler temperatures mute the colours in our outside world. The perfect time of year to weave a project with the subdued colours of autumn. Get out your notebook and coloured pencils and see what you can design with these colours. The October Calendar image below features 4 of our 24 colours of 40/2 wet spun line linen. The soft and dreamy colours below are Flax, Olive, Lavender, and Hickory.

All David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship. Once ordered the looms generally take 5 days to reach our customers!

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