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    • #46143

        How do you find the PDF’s?

        When you click on the online guild episodes and then click on the lesson you want, you’ll find the episode’s PDF for download just below the video. Click to download.

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        Where do I find the complete index of all episodes and PDFs?

        If you look above the current JST Online Guild episode page you will find the JST Online Guild Index (organized by year) plus a list of all the PDFs  to date.

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        Problems with Video Playback

        Alastair has put together some notes about video playback of Online Guild Episodes. If you have any issues or have managed to resolve your own problems with video playback, please post your question as a separate comment.

        The video plays but I can’t hear any audio:

        The video player within your web browser has it’s own volume control.  Move the cursor over the video and you should see the volume indicator located next to the HD button at the bottom right of the video. Clicking the rightmost bar of the volume indicator will set the volume to maximum. Make sure that you don’t have your computer’s volume set to maximum when doing this!


        The video playback is choppy or interrupted:

        Try changing the playback quality. This can be done by moving the cursor over the video and clicking ‘HD’ at the bottom right of the video. Change the playback quality to the lowest quality setting, ‘360p’. If the playback is smooth, try moving to a higher setting.


        I’m using the lowest video quality setting and the video playback is still choppy:

        It may be that your Internet connection isn’t fast enough or suited to video streaming. We use Vimeo to stream our videos. Vimeo suggests a minimum bandwidth of around 2 – 5 Mbps for the lowest quality streaming video.

        You can test your bandwidth by visiting SpeedTest and running its speed test. If your bandwidth is below 5 Mbps then your connection may need to be upgraded. At this point you should speak with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to see what options are available to you.


        Problems viewing the episodes: video stops and goes blank,  video keeps trying to load or asking to log in when already logged:

        Make your browser perform a “hard refresh” – https://howtohardrefresh.com/ – and then try viewing the episode you experienced problems with.

        If that doesn’t work could you then try “clearing your browser’s cache” – https://kb.iu.edu/d/ahic – then perform a “hard refresh”. Then try to view the episode.

        Trying a different web browser might also help. For example, if you usually use Chrome then try using Firefox instead.


        Ad-Blocking software

        Ad-blocking software caused a problem with one member’s ability to view the episodes – once it was removed, her problem was solved.


        How do I deal with photos?

        Uploading a Profile Picture

        ·      Your profile picture has to be uploaded to http://en.gravatar.com/

        ·      First, you’ll need to create an account at http://en.gravatar.com/

        ·      Once at the Gravatar website, click the “Sign In” button and create an account.

        ·      When creating an account, make sure to use the same email address that you use on the Online Guild forums.

        ·      Once you’ve uploaded your photo to Gravatar then it will auto-magically appear on the Online Guild forums.


        Inserting an image to your post




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      • #46888
        Beth Napper

          I am having problems posting images. When I click on the insert image button, then drag and drop my pictures  I can’t get back to the post to “submit”.

        • #46930

            Hi Beth,  I’ve checked with those “in the know” and the maximum size per photo is 5 MB.  Apparently you can add as many as you want to a post, as long as none of them exceeds that size.  Can you give it a try again and if you are successful, I’ll add that information to the FAQs.

          • #46969
            Beth Napper

              Thanks, Sandra. I think you might be right. I will try that.

            • #46986
              Beth Napper

                Sandra, I ended up sizing my photos to 770 KB and that seemed to be about right. Thanks for your assistance.

              • #47329

                  I hope this is the place to ask this question – I wonder if i can change the order of the messages as they appear for the various topics? Every time I get a link to somebody’s message and I click on it I go to whatever page it says it is, ie page 8, but the newest messages appear on Page 1 for me, so I always need to choose pg 1 to see the referred to message. Does that make sense?

                  thanks for any help,


                • #47337

                    Hi Deb, what you see is what we get, for now.  Hopefully at some point down the road we’ll be able to do upgrades on the Forum.  Right now, however, the energy is focused on getting the best episodes possible out to everyone.

                  • #47338

                      Thank you Sandra, I was wondering if I had somehow reset my preferences. That answers the query and I will carry on as always!

                    • #63385

                        Joy – I moved your question on hemming to a Forum topic called “Hemming” – you’ll find it below on the first page of Forum topics – so others could easily see your question and pitch in with their own solutions to the hemming question 😉

                      • #64919

                          Is there any way the replies in the forum could align with the people actually involved?  All responses come up as new postings when I look at them, and it’s very hard to follow a conversation thread.  Thank you!

                        • #100341

                            New feature, Speed Control! You can now slow down or speed up Jane 🙂

                            Click on the ‘setting’ icon at the bottom right corner of the video and choose your speed.

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                          • #166631
                            Maureen Janda

                              Where is the list of all the yarns needed for this year’s episodes? I saw it somewhere but can’t find it now. I don’t want to use up in “play” a color I’ll need for a later episode. Thanks.

                            • #167023
                              peg alexander

                                What is the recommended format for viewing these  videos?

                                I find that YouTube allows me to watch EVERY video without fiddling with my phone or tablet.. But I am limited to the few on youtube.

                                The guild website is fiddly. I use Android phone, kindle fire, and smart tv.  Casting to my tv, I need to find Each video to start it.. And it might not be full screen. Viewing from my kindle is too small. I may need to borrow a Windows laptop for veiwing.

                                What is the best way to view. 1590410794193838012593690989084315904108331323568594555164627909

                                Thanks much. Peg in Indianapolis .

                              • #167024
                                peg alexander

                                  Should I be downloading the videos? Or streaming?

                                  • #167034

                                      Hi Peg, Jane’s videos that you find on YouTube are mostly the mini “how-to” videos that she has put out to everyone through YouTube.  The one you have on your screen is one of Louet Looms’ videos where they asked Jane to introduce their looms, not one of the series of videos that Jane has produced herself for the Online Guild.

                                      Personally, I stream the Online Guild’s videos to my TV from my phone.  They cannot be downloaded but all are available to every active member.  Have you had a chance to read the FAQs for viewing in this thread?  Another spot to check for answers to streaming problems and ask a question is in the little purple speech bubble at the bottom left corner of your screen.  If you still are having problems – let us know and I’ll pass you on to our “techie”.

                                  • #167039
                                    peg alexander

                                      Thanks much.

                                      Today’s goal is/was to work out these bugs.

                                      Kindle (fire10] cannot mirror/cast to tv-yet. All video shows- easy to watch – just not room size.

                                      Android (s10) can mirror to my Samsung tv. I handle the middle-aged on my phone. This does mirror to my tv… Just not children yet.

                                      Thanks for your help… This – is my best attempt today.


                                    • #171175

                                        I was looking for the subject splicing, and found a little mistake in the Guild Season 3 Index:

                                        “-splicing threads for colour changes in weft 3.3.1, 8:53”

                                        should be 3.3.2

                                        (…obviously, since in part 1 Jane is at the board 🙂 …)

                                        Just wanted to let you know, to contribute with my little bit to the overall awesomeness of the Guild and it’s carefully made indexes. Thanks for everything, you all rock!


                                        • #171178

                                            Thank you, Catherine!  I will alert Ginette (who is the Queen of the Indexes and so much more in the background) but she may have already seen your message.

                                        • #171344

                                            Thanks Catherine!

                                            I really appreciate it, I’m just working on the index so I’ll make the correction.


                                          • #182220

                                              Hello, Jane. I have a technique questions for you.

                                              I am on Season II, weaving the first sample. I wove your sample and am on the second one of my own. I have chosen to make the “background” 3 light gray/one black. The effect is lovely. I took me a while to get the the position of the threads at the selvage correct to achieve the “scallop.” I finally did but only half-way. I wove about six inches, one selvage with the black thread scallop on top and the other one underneath. Then, magically, without my changing how I was weaving the position of the scallops reversed – left one was under, right was now on top. I don’t believe I am doing anything differently that would make it switch! Please advise. What is the proper position of the two threads at the selvage? Thanks.


                                              • #182225

                                                  Just keep repeating the mantra, Lucy “dive the dip and jump the bump” – it’s hard to actually figure out what is happening on your particular cloth without seeing you weave.

                                              • #192317
                                                Sally Daffarn

                                                  Hi everyone, Guess what episode I’ve just watched? yup, 1.5.  I had no idea there was a forum!  I was so intent on finding the learning videos I’ve never even looked at the rest of the website!  I shall pop back and see what else there is.  I know the shop is not good for me as I live in the UK but i’m sure there will be more fun stuff.



                                                  • #192324

                                                      Good morning from the west coast of Canada, Sally and welcome aboard!  You’ll find that the website has a lot of resources, including the Forum.  Every episode has been indexed so that you can find answers to questions when you have them.  Also, Jane has created tools for you to use when planning your warp including the Master Sett Chart and the Reed Substitution Chart.  There is even a place to quickly find answers to your general weaving questions in the Knowledge Base where you will also find short tutorial videos on some weaving techniques. Have fun exploring.

                                                  • #195312
                                                    Kathleen Robertshaw

                                                      I need to sell my Louet Jane in the UK, to make room for a David. Is there a place on this forum to spread the word?



                                                      • #195336

                                                          No, there isn’t Kathleen.  However, are you on Ravelry?  If so, there is a group called Warped Weavers Marketplace that you can join to advertise that your Jane loom is for sale.  I’ll bet you sell it very quickly 🙂

                                                      • #195438
                                                        Sally Daffarn

                                                          You Cound also try https://www.theloomexchange.co.uk/floor-looms/ There are wanted and for sale posts for all types of looms.  The lady who runs it is wonderful and very helpful.  I attended one of her tapestry weaving days.

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