Download the JST Online Guild Index – episodes 1 through 10

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