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November 2017 Newsletter


It’s Blankie Season… YAY! At this time of year we always love to encourage blankie weaving… we need to stay warm up in these parts! To this end we’ve done two things. 1) We’ve produced a free leaflet to download: Quick yarn requirements for Shetland, Mohair and Alpaca 2) We are giving a 10% discount […]

October 2017 Newsletter


You’re the fringe twister… twisted fringe twister! If you’ve been finding that twisting fringes has been twisting your melon then I’ve put up a short “how-to” video showing how to twist fringes on handwoven items. Don’t be a twisted sister, subscribe to our YouTube channel as I’ll be putting up more video shorts. Brand spanking […]

September 2017 Newsletter


  Workshop Registration 2018 We are so grateful to all our students who travel from far and wide to attend workshops here at JST. I’d love nothing more than to have the opportunity to teach everyone of you one-to-one but there are more of you than me! We cannot accommodate everyone at our in-house workshops […]

July 2017 Newsletter


Louet loom sale ends July 31st Our Louet loom sale ends July 31st 2017. All our Louet looms (but not Louet accessories) have a 5% discount. Treat yourself to a Louet Jane Loom, or really push the boat out and grab yourself your dream loom. You really can’t go wrong with a Louet Spring Loom. […]

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 […]