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June 2017 Newsletter


Louet Sale until July 31st Until July 31st 2017 all our Louet looms (but not the Louet accessories) have a 5% discount. So if you were splashing out on a Louet Megado Floor Loom, you’d save almost $1,000… and yet still incur the wrath of your bank manager. Due to high demand, delivery may be […]

May 2017 Newsletter


Mercerized Cotton, the end of an era We’ve carried mercerized cotton for over 25 years. However, recently UKI has changed their policies and small stores like ours have to buy 20 cones per colour per weight in order for them to deal with us. Unfortunately we cannot afford that inventory or space. Whilst we’re sad […]

April 2017 Newsletter


  “Absolutely love these video’s! Now I have Jane in my studio anytime I want! I think this was a fabulous idea to create this online Guild, so many helpful tips and learning moments! And as usual, I had big smiles and chuckles as I watched Jane in her unique teaching style!” – Mary, Seattle, […]

March 2017 Newsletter


Oh My Gosh….we are waiting for Spring – we can hardly wait! I hope that you have all survived the cold and snow and if you are lucky to live in warm places….well……how lovely, we are so happy for you! I should not complain because I spent February in India travelling around with Charllotte Kwon […]

December 2016 Newsletter


It is a snow day on Salt Spring Island! We don’t get much of this white stuff but when we do I revel in it. There is a quiet that accompanies it and it slows us all down. It has been a very busy year, so many classes, so many happy weavers, a fabulous trip […]

Colour & Weave Inspiration : Plain Weave and Twill


Colour and Weave Inspiration During the past few weeks some great cloth has walked through our doors and I just have to share it with you. All of these pieces are based on Colour and Weave Technique…. basically working with dark and light colour combinations in simple cloth. In my workshop Colour and Design we […]

JST November Newsletter


This beautiful Japanese Maple is what I see when I come home from the studio every afternoon. I wait for this time of year so I can see it in all its glory. Autumn is my favourite time of the year, right after Spring. In the Spring, spring is my favourite time of year, right […]

JST September Newsletter


Hello Lovelies, It is that time of year again….the time when we start to talk about registration for the upcoming workshop season in 2017. We will open workshop registration on October 12th at 9 am. Registrations will be taken over the phone only at (250) 537-9468. A New Year a New Format There are big […]

JST August Newsletter


August is a magical time for us at JST – read about our Natural Dye workshop, our Yarn news, and general Yarny business here – in the Old Ladies with String Digest. Newsletter begins after the Jump…   Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better. – […]

JST’s New Tussar Silk


We are so pleased to introduce you to our lovely new line of Tussar Tweed Silk that we are carrying at JST. Direct from India, this silk is a beauty to weave with.   Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. – Chinese Proverb View this email in your browser Introducing Tussar […]