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April 30, 2024 newsletter

Mother’s Day is Coming

Are you a weaver who has someone in your life that you want to celebrate on Mother’s Day? If so, and you want a quick gift to give to her – you can’t go wrong with potholders! Order a potholder kit now and you should have time to weave a few potholders in her favourite colours that will brighten up her Mother’s Day! Or, if you have a hunch that she might have fun making the potholders herself – then give her the potholder loom and a bag of loops in the colours that would inspire her. Either way – we have you covered 😉


Harrisville 7″ Potholder Deluxe Traditional Size Kit

Kit comes with enough cotton loops to make 6 potholders. Additional loops sold separately.

Included in the kit:

  •     Sturdy metal loom 7″ x 7″
  •     2 Hooks (one metal for loop weaving and one plastic for finishing)
  •     Illustrated instructions with lots of ideas.
  •     Enough cotton loops to make six potholders
  •     Multicoloured 100% cotton loops

Use this Potholder Design Wizard tool to create and inspire your very own potholder designs. Watch how to weave a potholder video.


Lotta Loops Traditional Size – Party Pack

Each party pack bag makes 18 potholders!
Cotton loops are custom-sized to fit our 7″ Potholder Loom. Every loop fits.


JST Store E-Gifts

Are looking for a last-minute gift to give to your “weaving” Mom? Give her the fun of choosing an item that she has been wanting to add to her weaver’s toolbox …. give her an  E-Gift!


School of Weaving Subscription

Give the gift of learning, an all-access subscription to the Jane Stafford School of Weaving. You can choose between 1 to 12 months! Included with a subscription:

  • Immediate access to 7 full seasons & 3 lessons from Season 8
  • That’s 74 episodes to date
  • A new lesson every 6 weeks during the gift subscription
  • Downloadable pattern instructions in PDF for
  • Access to our active Forum

JST Greeting Cards

These beautiful greeting cards can also be gift cards 😉 You’ve just spent a lot of time and effort in creating that perfect handwoven gift for someone in your life. If you plan to box and wrap your gift for a special occasion – then including one of these JST greeting cards adds a special layer to the work you’ve already done. You could explain a bit about the item you’ve woven. For instance … the choice of colours, structure and/or why you wove them the particular item you are gifting them. Or … another handy use is to include cleaning instructions for the item – washing instructions – machine/hand, and dry/dryer, etc. 

Out in the Wild Collection


From Our Inbox

Sometimes photos of little “beings” just pop into our mailbox and make our day! Thank you, Carolyn! They are absolutely delightful and will be loved to pieces by whoever they adopt. They look very intelligent so don’t for a minute think the choice will be all yours 😉

Hand-spun wool and kid mohair, woven, then sewn with help from my sister-in-law. Gifts for my great-grandchildren. Carolyn

All Louet looms are in stock and ready to ship. From now until the end of the year receive a FREE BENCH with the purchase of a Louet floor loom! Shipping on looms is free in North America. To our friends in the USA, no duties/import fees apply and you can pay for your loom in US dollars.


Here to help

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.

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November 8, 2022 newsletter

It’s the little things that make our weaving lives easier and the weaving fun!

It’s that time of year when you can start dropping hints for the items that will make your weaving life a tad easier. We now have the Harrisville Cone Holder in stock – it can hold up to 4 cones while you are winding your warp or bobbins -making winding easy peasy. Wishing for an extra Schacht shuttle so you don’t have to keep changing your bobbins while you weave?? We have them in stock! Or…do you really want to make your bobbin winding faster and more efficient (including being able to wind those luscious silk skeins onto Leclerc’s large Styrene Spools) – using your brand new double-ended bobbin winder? We’ve got all these items and more….even lots of my handy-dandy JST pointer, which is actually the Harrisville Brass Heddle/Reed Hook, that is often found in my hand in the videos 😉

Jane

Shuttles


Bobbins


Fringe Twiters


Double Ended Bobbin Winder


Dr. Beckmann Colour & Dirt Collector


Harrisvillle Cone Holder – NEW PRODUCT!


Harrisville Brass Heddle/Reed Hook


JST Hand dyed Silk

Add some colour to your Christmas wish list – nothing is more wonderful that receiving beautiful silk that you will have a delightful time designing and weaving into your own unique cloth.


Wish List

Since we’ve mentioned Christmas gifts – and I know Christmas is still a way off, but ….. have you been dreaming about that particular tool, some fabulous yarn – or dreaming really big, maybe about a new loom? Set up a Wish List on the JST Shop Store and just in passing mention that your list can be found there 😉 You can manage your list under your account which gives you different options on how you might want to share it. Your close circle can get a chance to look at your list, find something perfect for you OR possibly give you a JST Gift Certificate towards something that you are really wishing for.


Get these lucious “one-off” colours while they last!

At the moment we have some “Limited Edition” silk skeins that are available at a reduced price – lovely 20/2 Blue Mist or Dusty Rose. Get them while you can! The cones of yarn are sold out – sorry 🙁


JST Pattern Page

After having a lot of requests – we have decided to create a Pattern page where our wonderful weavers could purchase a selection of our most loved patterns. There are 11 patterns available to download and add to your weaving wish list for $10.00 each. And – listen for the drum roll ……

Autumn Orchard Wrap

Burgoyne Berry Wrap

Ruckle Beach Wrap

Cornucopia Towels

Harvest Splendour Towels

Heavenly Check Scarf

Jane’s Favourite Towels

Undulating Towels

Spring Stripes Mohair Blanket

Three Stripe Mohair Blanket 

Whole Lotta Huggin Blanket


Merino & Silk Scarves – Chocolate & Vanilla

This supremely beautiful scarf ticks all the boxes! Since it is made with silk on merino, it is super soft and warm with silky drape, and has that magic sheen we all love. The design is simple and classic with two stripes on the warp and design options for the weft. This is one of those life-time scarves. It just won’t go out of fashion or favour. The cosy colours you will use in this scarf are Suede and Vanilla merino in the warp with silk in Violet Ice and Double Chocolate for weft. Delicious!


From Our Inbox

PK Maracin has reached out to us from Cromwell, OT on the beautiful South Island of New Zealand – about as far south as you can get on our planet before reaching Antarctica! PK – your adventure in weaving was a delight to read and I can’t get the smile off my face after reading your saga with your Fanny loom. How wonderful to know that we are reaching out to weavers everywhere through our School of Weaving – it makes it all worthwhile.
 
Hi team Jane!

Weaving toddler here. I just finished Sample 1 – Season 2: Asymmetry.

From my local weaving guild I was able to purchase a 1950s Fanny loom in very good condition some months ago. Hardly used from the dear old lady. But, of course, zero directions on how to use (though LeClerc sent me some). You can imagine how happy I was when Jane used her Fanny to show some warping techniques!

So off I went learning to use my warping board, chaining up and then putting the warp on the Fanny. I am quite proud that I was able to change out the zinger mid stride. Well not really mid, but after 1 napkin and 4 tea towels. Then came the tea towel and napkin sans red.

Then I thought I would try the resleying at 12epi. Even though I didn’t really want to, I am in Weaving School for a reason = to learn. You never know when it may come in handy. I admit that was quite difficult. I think I left the process too late in the piece. My back beam would not hold any tension, I guess it was too short. I resleyed with no tension and then tried to wind the warp back on the back beam to get things tight. Therefore I lost warp length as my tie on was too long. And my “new” zinger grey threads all fell back on the floor because I forgot about them! So I had to rethread those. I persevered over hours, determined not to give up. All that for a dinky winky boucle wash rag! It could have been wider but I ran out of boucle. I only dyed so much. Really don’t see why I would do this in the future, but I did it here.

The 12 dent reed that came with the loom is very narrow (probably for a table loom). Only 2 1/2″. So it was sometimes difficult for wee me to get a nice shed. And I only had 2 narrow boat shuttles to fit through the shed! I have since ordered a new 12 dent reed from LeClerc and am waiting for that to arrive.

Anywho… I learned heaps from this first section of the course. Your teaching style is very similar to how I teach sewing. So an obvious big like!

I cannot continue right now as I am waiting for your yarns to arrive. Here in NZ there is a limited amount of cotton yarns, and if they do sell Brassard half of the colours are out of stock (hence no white). And Ashford, for some odd reason, sells 10/2 and not 8/2. I decided to purchase the rest of the Season 2 kits from you as 1) I like your colours and 2) I know I will have enough of what I need.

Cheers and thanks for the journey
PK

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May 3rd, 2022 newsletter

Thinking of Moms!

Mom or Mum’s the word at this time of year – no matter where you live and how you spell it 😉 Every one of us has a Mom and some of us are Moms, “Grand”moms or to a very special person in your life as an “adopted” Mom. We wish you an amazing day of being celebrated or celebrating the woman who is that person in your life.

I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without my Mom. She was my rock.  Happy Mother’s Day this coming Sunday ❤️💐

JST Store E-Gifts

If you are looking for a last minute gift that will give your “weaving” Mom some fun choosing an item that she has been wanting to add to her weaver’s toolbox – these E-Gifts are perfect.


School of Weaving Lessons

Coming up this Thursday is the release of the Overshot episode for this Season’s Units, Blocks & Profile. If you have not subscribed yet and would like to sign up or gift a subscription, click here to learn more!

Our Baby Blankie Collection

For those of you who are “expecting” a new arrival in your world – nothing is better than having a blankie waiting to wrap them up in. The Monte Cristo Blankie has wrapped hundreds of babies and then turned into a most loved “security” blanket as the toddler grew. These blankies have been dragged on lots of adventures and survived as an important part of growing up for many wee ones.

The Canvas Weave Baby Blanket is a newer version with the same comfort and softness of the original. Monte Cristo yarn gives a softness that is hard to beat – but not when you are actually weaving with it 🙂

Monte Cristo Baby Blanket Kit

Canvas Weave Baby Blanket Kit


From Our Inbox

Grand Aunts are so special!

Sharon Allen’s first grand-nephew Kirk just loves his new baby blanket 🙂


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 towards your balance, at your convenience.