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WEAVING A PATH TO EXCELLENCE WITH JANE STAFFORD

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With your yearly $75 (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 – Episdoe 1: Denting

February 7th – Episode 2: Cramming & Denting

March 14th – Episode 3: Plain Weave Log Cabin Blocks

April 11th – Episode 4: Weft-Faced

May 23 – Episode 5: Warp-Faced

June 27 – Episode 6: Simple Collapse Weave

August 1st – Episode 7: Double Width, Double Layers

September 5th – Episode 8: Plain Weave with Supplementary Warp

October 10th – Episode 9: Plain Weave with Supplementary Warp & Weft

November 14th – Episode 10: Grand Finale

Colour & Design course

Release schedule 2018

Jan. 18th - Episode 1: One and only Guild meeting of the year 🙂
  • One and only Guild meeting of the year
  • Intro
  • Another chat about sett
  • Resleying with breaming
Feb. 8th - Episode 2: More on division of space
  • More on division of space
  • Your sample – asymmetry
Mar. 8th - Episode 3: Colour... colour... more colour
  • Colour… colour… more colour
  • Organize your stash
  • Sketching
Mar. 15th - 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.

Apr. 19th - Episode 5: More on Fibonacci
  • More on Fibonacci
  • Sample – Parrott
  • Clasped weft
  • Inlay
May 24th - Episode 6: Designing plaids
  • Designing plaids
  • Sample plaid and how to make it not look like a plaid 🙂
Jun. 28th - Episode 7: All about stripes
  • All about stripes
  • Changing things up again
  • Playing with a different weft
  • Sample stripes
Aug. 2nd - Episode 8: Colour on natural ground
  • Muted colour gamp on natural ground
  • So much to learn from gamps
  • Playing with colour
Sept. 6th - 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
Oct. 11th - Episode 10: 2nd colour
  • 2nd colour gamp
  • Primaries & secondaries of black
Nov. 15th - 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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