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WEAVING A PATH TO EXCELLENCE WITH JANE STAFFORD

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With your yearly $99 (Canadian dollar) subscription you will be able to stream each video over and over and you can visit the full library of videos anytime you want day or night.  No matter when you join in the year the cost is the same – you’re subscribed for 365 days.

Jane’s workshops strike the perfect balance between theory, technique and inspiration. Jane’s workshops are like eating potato chips, you won’t want to stop at one!

W Hayden

Toronto, Ontario

Wow you are good. I have learned so much from your online classes. This one on sett just blows me away. Jane, you are a national treasure!

Lynne Russell

Surrey BC

pushing the boundaries of plain weave

Release schedule 2019

January 10th – Episode 1: Denting
  • Using our reed to create Lacey fabric
  • Adapting our technique with our beater to weave these types of fabrics quickly and easily
February 7th – Episode 2: Cramming & Denting
  • Using multiple setts in one piece of cloth
  • Adapting our sleying & beating to create absolutely beautiful fabric all done in linen
March 14th – Episode 3: Plain Weave Log Cabin Blocks
  • Log Cabin can be viewed as a block weave and we can insert blocks of log cabin into existing graphics that you already have
  • We learn how to create asymmetrical & symmetrical log cabin
  • How to frame log cabin with other colours
April 11th – Episode 4: Weft-Faced
  • Using colour & weave effects from log cabin and pouring them into weft faced plain weave
  • Branching into twill & other tie-ups
  • We master the ideas around weaving on opposites
May 23 – Episode 5: Warp-Faced
  • Getting your sett right for Warp Faced
  • Basic design principles in plain weave
  • How colour sequences work in Warp Faced plain weave
June 27 – Episode 6: Simple Collapse Weave
  • Ways to collapse a fabric
  • Creating puckery & 3 dimensional fabrics
  • Weaving with fine silk & merino in both warp & weft to create amazing scarves
August 1st – Episode 7: Double Width, Double Layers
  • This episode is a double weave primer
  • We look at weaving double width
  • Weaving 2 separate layers at the same time
  • Weaving a tube
  • Switching layers by manipulating our tie-up
  • Changing sides of our double width to get an entirely new graphic
September 5th – Episode 8: Plain Weave with Supplementary Warp
  • This is the first of 2 episodes about using supplementary warps
  • We learn how to figure out the sett, how to thread & how to control 2 layers in a super duper easy way
  • We look at all possible tie-ups on 4 harnesses to manage those supp warps
  • No extra equipment is needed for this!
October 10th – Episode 9: Plain Weave with Supplementary Warp & Weft
  • Our second episode on supplementary warp
  • Weaving supplementary warp threads made of merino sitting on a ground of fine bambu
  • We learn about the unbelievable graphic possibilities with just 4 harnesses
  • And then at the end we can collapse the fabric or not, so much fun!
November 14th – Episode 10: Grand Finale
  • We look at everything we have learned throughout the year
  • So much about bringing the lessons from Colour & Design into a whole new world
  • It all just keeps building and building and building

Colour & Design course

Available immediately

Episode 1: One and only Guild meeting of the year 🙂
  • One and only Guild meeting of the year
  • Intro
  • Another chat about sett
  • Resleying without re-beaming
Episode 2: More on division of space
  • More on division of space
  • Your sample – asymmetry
Episode 3: Colour... colour... more colour
  • Colour… colour… more colour
  • Organize your stash
  • Sketching
Episode 4: The Colour & Weave sample release party
  • Using Colour & Weave in a million different ways

In case you’re wondering what Colour & Weave is, it’s alternating sequences of dark and light.

Episode 5: More on Fibonacci
  • More on Fibonacci
  • Sample – Parrott
  • Clasped weft
  • Inlay
Episode 6: Designing plaids
  • Designing plaids
  • Sample plaid and how to make it not look like a plaid 🙂
Episode 7: All about stripes
  • All about stripes
  • Changing things up again
  • Playing with a different weft
  • Sample stripes
Episode 8: Colour on natural ground
  • Muted colour gamp on natural ground
  • So much to learn from gamps
  • Playing with colour
Episode 9: And now for something completely different
  • And now for something completely different
  • Let’s make a garlic basket & festive star to give away in a few months
Episode 10: 2nd colour
  • 2nd colour gamp
  • Primaries & secondaries of black
Episode 11: Grand finale
  • Grand finale
  • Putting it all together

Jane is that rare combination: an extraordinary weaver with an incredible depth of knowledge, and also a wonderful teacher who respects her students at whatever stage they may be. I’ve taken several workshops from her, but I live quite far away from her studio; I can hardly wait to have access to her wisdom online.

Susan Berlin

Lanark Ontario

Wow you are good. I have learned so much from your online classes. This one on sett just blows me away. Jane, you are a national treasure!

Lynne Russell

Surrey BC

Foundation videos

Available immediately

Episode 1: The importance of making a good warp

making-a-warp

  • On a warping board
  • On a table top warping mill
  • On a big floor model
  • Tying the cross
  • Counting your ends and keeping track
  • Chaining
Episode 2: Warping a loom back to front

dressing-loom

  • Placement of the raddle
  • Spreading your warp
  • Beaming it
  • Threading it
  • Sleying it
  • And tying it on
Episode 3: Proper posture at the loom

weaving-well

  • Winding a good bobbin
  • Shuttle handling
  • Throw Beat Change Beater Back
  • Mending a Broken Warp Thread
  • Selvedges
  • Hemstitching
  • A Brand Spanking New Weaver
Episode 4: It’s time we had a little chat about Sett

episode-4

  • Wrapping a ruler for PW
  • Wrapping a ruler for Twill
  • Introduction to Master Sett Chart with samples
  • We now have a canvas
Episode 5: Project Planning 101….putting it all together
  • on your canvas
  • How Long
  • How Wide
  • How Much
  • What do all those numbers mean, Sheesh!
Episode 6: Division of Space
  • Fibonacci the man of my dreams
  • Broad Strokes and the Big Picture
  • Fine Tuning the Details
Episode 7: All About yarn
  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Wool
  • Silk
  • Man Made Fibres from Cellulose
Episode 8: All about looms
  • An overview of the 3 main types of looms
  • Counter-Balance the most widely used loom in the world.
  • Counter-Marche Looms
  • Jack Looms
Episode 9: Making a Mohair Blankie….Yes!
  • Making the fuzziest  warp ever
  • Tying one on at the front
  • Winding it on…easy, peasy
  • Weaving Mohair
Episode 10: Finishing up our first year with FINISHING!
  • Washing
  • Ironing
  • Fulling that Mohair Blankie from E:9

FAQ

What is the JST Online Guild?

JST Online Guild is similar to any Weaving Guild. You pay your yearly membership ‘dues’ and this gives
you access to a library of videos and PDF workbooks created by Jane Stafford. When you pay your dues
you get all the videos that are presently in the guild library and you also get the next 10 that will be
released during the 365 days of your membership.

Year 1 are the Weaving Foundation Videos: Making a Good Warp, Dressing a Loom, learning about yarns
and sett, etc. Year 2 is our comprehensive Colour & Design Workshop where you learn basic design
and colour theory and Year 3 (to be released in 2019), is the full workshop Pushing the Boundaries of
Plain Weave. Each year has 10 episodes, each 1.5-3 hours long each. New episodes are released every 5
weeks.

The Online Guild also has a Forum where we do our Show & Tells and have discussions on the weaving
related topics covered in the episodes.

How long does my membership last?

365 days from the day you register. After the 365 days, your membership will automatically renew
unless you tell us differently.

Are the videos available for download?

No, our videos are not downloadable, but you can stream them over and over for as long as you are a
member of the JST Online Guild!

Are there workbooks available?

Yes, we have supporting PDFs that you can download for most lessons.

Can I view previously aired episodes?

Absolutely! With your yearly membership you have access to all lessons & PDF Workbooks that have
been released.

Is there a weaving project for each episode?

Year 1 lessons are all foundational videos on how to make a good warp, dress a loom, how to calculate
EPI, sett charts, project planning, how to weave a Mohair Blankie, finishing techniques and information
on looms & yarns. We finish the year with the Mohair Blankie project that you can weave and you’ll be
able to download the pattern.

Year 2 has 7 workshop samples that you can follow along and Year 3 has 9 samples. Each sample comes
with a downloadable PDF pattern.

Is there a material list?

Yes! When you sign up for the JST Online Guild, we send you a list of the yarns you’ll be needing for Year
2 and 3.

Do I need to purchase yarn?

Year 1 lessons are all foundation videos so you don’t need to purchase any yarn for these lessons.

Year 2 and Year 3 both have samples. We have kits available for you to purchase in our Online Shop, but
if you have the yarn in your stash we encourage you to use it. You get the draft with the video so you
can even make substitutions.

All additional yarns used in the extra samples shown on the videos are available to purchase at JST
Online Shop.

Do you provide additional weaving support?

We have the JST Forum on our website where you will find answers to questions related to the episodes
and you’ll also be able to post as a member of the JST Online Guild. We also have an extensive Helpline
on our website that is available for viewing.

I'm a bit hard at hearing, do you have Closed Captions?

YES! we do!

Pushing the boundaries of plain weave

Scheduled for 2019

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