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May 22, 2024 newsletter

Discontinuing Our Current Mohair Line

20% off on all in-stock mohair yarns and mohair blanket kits

Mohair news 🥳  We have established a connection with a mill in South Africa that makes beautiful mohair yarn. Their yarn comes in a wonderful new colour palette that will certainly tempt you to give mohair a try on your loom. To make the new line even sweeter –  this mohair comes with better pricing. Win-win 😁

So….we are discontinuing our current mohair line. All our current stock of mohair is on sale until it’s gone. We need to make room for the exciting new range of colours that we will introduce to you at the end of summer, just in time for blankie season.

Mohair Blankie Calculation Sheet

The following information will give you a quick idea of how much yarn you’ll need to order, should you want to weave a project with the mohair we have on sale.

Scarf – 2 cones

Shawl – 4 cones
A throw/blankie would need 7-ish (8) cones of mohair.

For more detail on the sett/size of these three items – click on the reference guide link below.

Two Stripe Mohair Blanket Kit

We have a few blankie kits of our current mohair in stock in a range of colours AND they are on sale as well! If you’ve been wanting to try weaving a mohair blankie, now is the perfect time to weave your own.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave
Material: Brushed Mohair
Each kit makes: 1 Blanket 41″ X 74″ plus fringes

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 6 dent (do not use a 12 dent reed as 0,1 will strip the mohair)
Weaving width: 45″

Each kit includes:
Weaving instructions (including draft)
800 grams brushed mohair

Mohair Cone Ends

Don’t forget to check out our Mohair Cone Ends Sale page!
Each bag has 200g of brushed mohair (2-5 cones of surprise colours).

School of Weaving

Weave a Mohair Blanket

New to weaving with mohair AND a member of the School of Weaving? Go back and watch Season 1 Episode 9 – Making a Mohair Blankie… Yes!

Jane takes us through the steps she has used while weaving over a thousand blankies. It’s a priceless episode for anyone interested in weaving with mohair. 

This is what you’ll learn in Season 1 Episode 9 – Making a Mohair Blankie:

  • Making the fuzziest warp ever.
  • Warping Front to Back.
  • Tying one warp onto an existing warp or a pseudo warp.
  • Winding on the stickiest warp in the world…….easy, peasy.
  • Creating the perfect tie-up for a nice clean shed.
  • Beat sequence.
  • Winding bobbins with fuzzy yarns.
  • Hemstitching with mohair.

Learn to weave a scarf and a throw in this episode!

And…check out how to finish and brush your mohair scarf or blanket in the following lesson in Season 1 Episode 10 – Finishing up our first year with FINISHING!:

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

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

Autumn Equinox Kit
Weaves 2 scarves

Orient Express Kit
Weaves 2 scarves

Here to help

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