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May 9, 2023 newsletter

Magical May

One night last week we looked out and up at a sky was an incredible pink! It was the most amazing pink that matched and surrounded the flowers of a Camellia bush in full bloom. The magic sky slowly deepened to the richest pink/red that you can imagine. As weavers – the first thing that goes through our minds is how can we use that colour in a fabulous piece of cloth – maybe a scarf, a cozy wrap for a spring night or …… Picture a scarf made out of 40/2 linen with the subtle colour of Peachy Keen and/or Violet Ice mixed with the Linen as weft. Not in the mood for a scarf? who says you can’t have pink tea towels? Just imagine the fun you could have designing your own towels using 8/2 cotton in Salmon, Peach, Fuchsia, Cinnamon or with Bouclé in Salmon –  which are the colours featured above on our May calendar page 😉

JST Pink Kits

Can you tell that pink is our “flavour” of the month? We thought you would enjoy seeing different kits that play with pink in their design. You can wrap yourself in pink or use it to brighten up your kitchen in the months ahead.

English Rose Lace Scarf Kit

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Canvas Weave
Material: 40/2 linen
Each kit makes: 2 Scarves

Loom requirements
Shafts: 4
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 16.5″

Sweetheart Bronson Lace Scarf

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: 8 Shaft Bronson Lace
Material: 20/2 Bombyx Silk & 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 2 scarves

Loom requirements
Shafts: 8
Reed: 8 dent
Weaving width:18″
Finished Dimensions: 16″ X 63″ long (plus fringe)

Tea Towel Time with Jane Towel Kit

English Rose

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Weave structure: Plain weave, 2/2 Twill, Basket Weave,
Turned Twill, Broken Twill, 1/3 or 3/1 Twill
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes 12 towels. Finished dimensions: 21″x 27″ hemmed.

Loom requirements
Shafts: 4 or 8
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving Width: 26″

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Ruckle Beach Wrap

Harrisville Shetland is such a wonderful cosy yarn. Available in lovely heathered colours, it weaves up quickly and blooms beautifully when wet finished. Ruckle Beach Wrap kit contains enough yarn to weave one blankie or two wraps based on one of the squares from our colour and weave gamp (DDL), woven in a frame. Once fulled and brushed, it makes the perfect light throw or snugly wrap for curling up with a cup of tea and a good book.

Project Specs
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plainweave
Material: Harrisville Shetland
Each kit makes: 1 blankie or 2 wraps

Loom requirements
Shafts: 4
Width in reed: 43″ for the blanket or 32″ for the wrap
Reed: 6 dent or 12 dent

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Limited Supply

Mohair Bolero Bouclé

Our supplier sent us Mohair Bolero Bouclé instead of the Brushed Mohair so that means you’re in luck! Grab these while we have them on our shelves! Bouclé mohair is easy to warp with and it weaves up quickly at 6 picks per inch and can add some texture to your project.

Mohair Bolero Bouclé is made of 78% Mohair, 13% Wool and 9% Nylon in Natural at 980 yds/lb and available in 100 g cones. It’s a joy to dye so imagine weaving with this mohair in colours you have created! Double the fun 😉

Mother’s Day

Are you looking for a last-minute gift that will give your “weaving” Mom some fun choosing an item she has wanted to add to her weaver’s toolbox? These E-Gifts are perfect. 

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 toward your balance, at your convenience.

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.