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January 18, 2022 newsletter

Louet Loom Prices

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.

So …. if you loved that golden, honey coloured semi-bleached Tussah, now’s the time to get it while we have a few skeins left in stock. 

Ask Jane

Finishing Handwoven Silk

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.
You can check out Season 1 Episode 10 at School of Weaving on finishing fabrics, video Handwashing Silk Fabrics 1.10.4 where Jane demonstrates this technique with Charlie’s Silk Scarf.


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December 15th, 2021 Newsletter

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JST’s Hand-dyed Tussah

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


School of Weaving Kits Season 6 Now Available

Episode 2 – 8 Shaft Twill Blocks & Tie-up Quadrants

Episode 3 – Monk’s Belt

Episode 4 – Overshot


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.

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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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January 30th, 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year

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.

Electric Aubergine 
20/2 Bombyx20/2 Tussah
30/2 Bombyx

Chocolate Ice Scarves

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.
 

Chocolate & Vanilla Kit

Melting Ice Kit

Holly & Berry Tea Towel Kit

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.

Brushed Mohair

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 🙁

A few Scarves

Need a little pizzazz in your life?  Maybe Ha Cha ChaAutumn Equinox or Orient Express will warm you up. Stylish scarves to warm your body and your heart.

Ha Cha Cha
Weaves 2 scarves
C$167.00

Autumn Equinox Kit
Weaves 2 scarves
C$167.00

Orient Express Kit
Weaves 2 scarves
C$60.00

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You can always find us on the Jane Stafford Textiles Online Guild Forum or on Weave with Jane Stafford at Ravelry.