JST Online Guild Index – Season 1 episodes 1 through 10

JST Online Guild Index – Season 2, episodes 1 to 7

PDFs for all Lessons

 

Season 2 Episode 7 – All About Stripes

Stripes, Stripes, Stripes Zebras Have Stripes and Everyone Loves Zebras I love stripes… fat ones, skinny ones… fat stripes with skinny stripes on them… there’s so much to do with stripes. The stripe has an ancient textile history but hasn’t always been loved. For much of history the stripe was used to label you an […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Season 2 Episode 6 – Designing Plaids

Plaids have been identified in archeological digs dating back 3000 years. In Scotland a plaid is a length of woolen cloth slung over the shoulder that can be used as a blanket. It is usually called a tartan but in North America we use the word plaid to describe a fabric woven in plain weave […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Season 2 Episode 5 – More on Fibonacci

The inspiration for Sample #3 was a parrot. It honestly had all these colours in it, it was just breathtaking. All my early inspiration comes from some external source and eventually it morphs into something that has my fingerprint on it. Things we will learn: Using Fibonacci in yet another way. I have taken the […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Season 2 Episode 4 – The Colour & Weave sample

This is the first of three gamps in this workshop. Gamps are great for getting a lot of information out of one warp. Colour & Weave is pure magic. How can all these little sequences of dark and light net us so many remarkable little patterns. The patterns themselves are remarkable but the sequencing is […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Season 2 Episode 3 – Colour… colour… more colour

Ookie Dokie Artichokies, It’s time to break open that new box of coloured pencils, aka as pencil crayons in Canada. I know you have all been chomping at the bit to use them. In this episode we start looking for sources of inspiration, how to look deeper into an image or a flower and pull […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Season 2 Episode 2 – More on division of space

Make sure you have your sketch book out and be ready to take notes. You might also like to review Season 1 Episode 6, where I introduce you to division of space as my second step in the design process. We go further now… you have your canvas and now you divvy up your space […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Season 2 Episode 1 – Colour & Design

Now we start our little escapade into the world of colour and design.  It is a system that I have developed after years of production work and I have seen it empower hundreds of students. When students do this workshop in house, the first morning is spent taking a good look at sett.  We started […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford
JST Online Guild Episode 10

Episode 10 – Finishing up our first year with FINISHING!

Our final episode of our first year is appropriately all about finishing. We go over twisting fringes with a fringe twister and by hand. I demonstrate washing silk so you don’t get any stubborn wrinkles. Then we tackle fulling those mohair blankies from Episode 9 in the washing machine and smaller projects by hand in […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Episode 9 – Making a Mohair Blankie… Yes!

Episode 9 is my favourite, hands down. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love weaving with brushed mohair. I wove my first mohair throw in 1982 and since then I have woven over 1000 of them. We still weave them in the studio to this day. They are so light and warm […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Episode 8 – A Few Things About Looms

In this episode we are going to take a peek at the 3 main types of looms in popular use at the moment. The Jack Loom, The Counter-Balance Loom and the Counter-Marche loom. We use all three of them on our studio. As weavers it is very important that we understand how our equipment works […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford
all about yarn episode 7

Episode 7 – All About Yarn

A few wee things about yarn….not all yarn, just some yarn. My favourite yarns…….those made from cotton, linen, wool and silk. Welcome back to Episode 7. This beautiful planet that we live on has given weavers so much to work with and we all owe a great deal to the farmers who tend these plants […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Episode 6 – Division of Space

Welcome back to Episode 6 where we carry on with project planning. When we first start weaving we pretty much all start by following a recipe, we do this with so many new things in our lives. After awhile we get a hankering to change up those recipes whether it be in the kitchen or […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Episode 5 – Project Planning 101… Putting it All Together

Welcome Back kids……In this episode I have taken the opportunity to have a guild meeting. I explain how I decided on the guild model and how it works. There is some info on how to find pdfs and volume control on Vimeo and I introduce you to the Online Forum. We have a section called […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Episode 4 – Let’s Have a Little Chat About Sett

In life it is our teachers who mould us and help us see new ways of seeing the world.  I have been so blessed to have had so many amazing teachers.  One of the most memorable workshops I have ever had the privilege of assisting was one given by Jack Lenor Larsen called ‘The Consummate […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Episode 3 – Good Weaving Technique

This episode is all about having a great time sitting at the loom.  It is so important to be comfortable at the loom so you can weave for extended periods of time without hurting yourself.  Posture is everything.  Once you feel good at the loom the next thing you need to think about is how […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Episode 2 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front

Necessity is the mother of invention. In the past 39 years I have warped a lot of looms and I have tweaked my technique along the way, over and over and over again. If any of you have the Louet DVD you will notice that I don’t warp with a lot of tension…and in the […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford

Episode 1 – Making a Good Warp

Years ago I read a gardening book that talked about the concept of 5 %’ers.  Basically the author was talking about paying attention to little details in the process of growing an awesome garden.  If you paid attention to ‘this or that detail’ your garden would be 5% better and if you added up all […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: Easy
Teacher: Jane Stafford