JST School of Weaving is a series of instructional lessons where weavers learn at their own pace to weave on 4 shaft looms or continue on their weaving journey with renowned and sought-after instructor and designer Jane Stafford.
Each lesson demonstrates step by step instructions and will inspire weavers to design and create the best possible cloth they can – to care about graphic, colour, hand, and drape – from beginners wondering where to start, to experienced production weavers searching for new horizons.
All previously aired Seasons
New episode released every 5 weeks
Access to downloadable PDF pattern drafts
Be able to participate in an engaging weaving community
Season 1 - The Fundamentals of Weaving
All the fundamentals of weaving. Warping, various methods of dressing the loom, great weaving technique, project planning, understanding sett, information about different types of looms and yarns, weaving with difficult yarns like mohair, fulling and finishing.
Season 2 - Colour & Weave
Laying the foundations of colour and design. The format is simple and easy, encouraging original design and making it accessible and fun. Concepts regarding colour theory, graphic, division of space and the architecture of design are laid down in a way that allows weavers to bring their ideas to reality.
Season 3 - Pushing the Boundaries of Plain Weave
We take an in-depth look at Plain Weave. We get really familiar with our reed: exploring denting; cramming and denting; weft-faced; warp-faced; double weave; collapse weave and supplementary warp. All of these ideas are laid down on top of what we learned in Season 2.
Season 4 - Twills on Four
We explore threadings, tie-ups, treadlings, colour and weave, big threadings, little threadings, Point Twill, Twill and Basket Weave, Shadow Weave, Weft Faced Twills and end up harnessing the power of 4 shaft looms in relation to the twill weave structure.
Season 5 - Laces
We tackle Laces with Canvas Weave, Huck, Huck with Colour and Weave effects, Bronson Spot, Atwater Bronson Lace, Blended Lace and how we can get Lace and Twills all in one piece. But we first start the year with Turned Twill, one of Jane’s favourite weave structures.
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