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September 12, 2023 newsletter

September’s Paint Box

Venne 22/2 Cottolin

From left to right: Deep Red, Raspberry, Mauve, Cassis, Bright Pink, Flaming Red, Rich Berry, Autumn Red, Orange, Jaffa, Golden Yellow, Yellow & Very Light Yellow

Opening up the yarn pages of any Venne yarn on our website is like opening a paint box. You get to choose the colours you want to see “playing” together. You can then design your unique tea towels, runners, or other household linens with the colours you choose. Venne Cottolin is our favourite yarn for tea towels because you can weave hard-wearing and absorbent towels that will last for years. Cottolin is made of 70% organic cotton and 30% linen. The linen in the combination has been used for centuries for household items. Our ancestors referred to them as “linens” and had a “linen” cupboard so they could store their kitchen and household textiles for a lifetime.

  • Plain weave 16-20 epi (ranging from a gossamer fabric at 16 epi to firm cloth at 20 epi)
  • Twill 20-24 epi (ranging from a nice drapey fabric at 20 epi to a firmer cloth at 24 epi)

Venne Collection

Cottolin isn’t the only magical Venne yarn that we carry. We also carry their Organic Cotton, Eco Jeans recycled yarn, and Organic 16/2 Linen. The quality of these yarns makes them the go-to yarn for many weavers who want to create a lasting gift for cherished families and/or themselves.

Organic Cotton

Venne 8/2 Organic GOTS certified cotton is available on 100g cones with 710 yds/cone (3,230 yds/lb.).

Plain weave: 16-20 epi (ranging from gossamer cotton at 16 epi to firm cloth at 20 epi
Twill: 20-24 epi (ranging from a nice drapey fabric at 20 epi to a firmer cloth at 24 epi

Eco Jeans Recycled Yarn

Are you aware that Venne’s Eco Jeans yarn is 100% recycled and is made from worn jeans, jackets and other articles of jeans fabric? Here’s your chance to create a wonderfully soft scarf, shawl or… as well as doing a tiny something for our tired planet. It’s made of 48% cotton, 47% polyester and 5% other material. This super soft yarn is a tad thicker than 8/2 cotton and slightly textured.

Organic Linen

This exquisite line of 16/2 linen comes in stunning colours and is just waiting for you to design a “one-of-a-kind” treasure. It’s available in 100g tubes – 600 yards per tube (2,700 yards/ lb). Both setts below give you a nice drapey fabric.

  • Plain weave: 15 epi & 15 ppi   
  • Twill: 18 epi & 15 ppi


A few weeks ago we posted this photo on social media from one of our customers who purchased this wonderful pallet of autumn colours in Venne GOTS certified organic cottolin Olive, Brass, Golden Brown, Rich Berry, Autumn Red, Deep Red, Brick Red and Apricot. We just had to share it with all of you in case you are looking for a bit of inspiration for your next project. 

From Our Inbox

Our “From Our Inbox” this time comes to us from Austria where Brigitte Schweitzer created this stunning length of cloth after watching Jane’s School of Weaving episodes. She wove this treasure using Venne Organic cotton and we’re guessing from your photo Brigitte – that you have 8 shaft Turned Twill towels in your future 😉
Hallo Jane and Team,
I’m really happy of my last weaving. I love the colours and the material, it’s Venne Bio cotton. Thank you for your inspiration.
Best wishes from Austria,
Brigitte Schweitzer

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

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.

4 thoughts on “September 12, 2023 newsletter

  1. WOW!
    What a stunning array of luscious colors. These would make a wonderful towel warp…..if only the color names were posted. Hint, hint!

    1. Hi Patricia!

      Here are the Venne Cottolin colours:

      Very light yellow
      Golden Yellow
      Autumn Red
      Rich Berry
      Flaming Red
      Bright Pink
      Deep Red

  2. Dear Jane and Staff,

    I am a fiber person and I love your teaching skills.
    At 78, due shortly to be 79 I have shelves and baskets of yarn that I want to weave and some to knit.
    I dream about what I could do with some of your new beautiful yarns…… I must resist .

    Sincerely, pat ahrens


    1. I totally get it Pat….you tackle that stash 🙂

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