The price of Louet looms will be increasing on February 1st, 2022. If you have been dreaming about a new loom, there is no better time than the present!
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.
Last chance on semi-bleached Tussah!
Our silk supplier is no longer carrying the semi-bleached 20/2 Tussah silk that we’ve been hand-dying for the past 10 years. But that’s okay …. we are switching over to a bleached Tussah that will make those colours brighter and clearer, more like the 20/2 and 30/2 Bombyx.
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 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 bambu.
One of our hand-dyed silks made its way into the Handwoven Magazine’s Nov/Dec 2021 issue! Natalie Drummond’s Deflected Double Weave Cool Breeze project uses our 20/2 Tussah silk along with space-dyed Tencel. We were so pleased to see that she had chosen to work with our JST hand-dyed Felicitation! The results are just beautiful!
To view more of Natalie’s work, follow her on Instagram
We will be closed for the holidays from December 25th to January 2nd. The last order for shipping before the holidays is December 24th. Orders placed during our closed days will be processed on January 4th, 2022.
I hope you have all had a restful holiday season and are diving into this new decade with positive intentions and hope in your heart.
Two New Silks Colours
Everyday at JST we get to enjoy the spectacular array of silks on our display shelves. It never fails to brighten our day. Its funny how we sensed something was missing though, so last year we came up with 2 New Colours and Ta Da! We nailed it! Stormy Teal and Electric Aubergine round out our silk colour offerings perfectly. How did we ever get along without them? Hope you agree that they are 2 new welcomed additions to our Hand-dyed Colour Line.
Linda has been busy weaving these luxurious silk/merino scarves. The drape and hand are absolutely stunning and can be woven on a 4 shaft loom. They are based on the first episode of the Online Guild’s Season 4….all about 4 shaft twills and they put into practice many of the sequencing ideas presented. Each kit makes 2 scarves and we offer the kit in 2 colour ways, the top two are Chocolate & Vanilla and the bottom two are Melting Ice.
OOPS! We started this little project last October to re-launch Arlene’s Tea Towels for the holiday season…ordering all the yarn, getting new photos taken, working on the pattern… The only thing is, the yarns didn’t arrive until December 28! Best laid plans…. well, we think red and green are beautiful throughout the year so here they are – the Holly & Berry Tea Towels!
And hey….here’s an idea….why not get a head start on 2020’s Holiday Season and be early rather then late!!! Like Us!! That way, you’ll be the first in your guild to have your Christmas weaving done early…..ha ha.
My little heart is broken….Brushed Mohair prices are going through the roof. I’m never going to give it up because it is a major source of my dietary fibre….it seems to get into everything! BUT…the prices are going up on the 5th of February so if you’re into making Mohair Blankies you might want to stock up now.
Present price: C$28.00/100g, New price: C$35.40/100g 🙁