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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Ratings and Reviews
Jane is the best fiber arts teacher I have ever had!
Jane’s method of teaching is the best I’ve ever had the pleasure to experience — online or in person. I love the way she always takes the time to carefully and thoroughly explain the theory behind every weaving technique and structure that she teaches. Her explanations are detailed and logical in their order of presentation — and her demonstrations at the loom are presented very clearly. An added bonus is her sense of humor and obvious love of the weaving process and the fabric she produces. I also believe that the Jane Stafford School of Weaving is the best value available today. To be able to get so many hours of high quality instruction, detailed lesson printouts and patterns, and on-line chat and assistance for such a reasonable charge is truly remarkable! I have completed the first five seasons, am currently enjoying season six, and hope to continue as long as Jane is teaching! (I frequently review past lessons — another plus for membership.) I also enjoy the access to beautiful yarns and kits. I recommend the JST School of Weaving to all of my fellow weavers, both new and experienced.
Wow- 5 years
The School of Weaving really changed my experience with weaving. I started weaving in 2005, and did’t get enough traction to really understand what I was doing, gave up for a few years, had to start over multiple times and never really understood the weave structures and how to use the loom. I have a Delta loom that was generously given to me and was way over my capabilities to warp and tie up.
I signed up for the classes in February and just loved it. Binge watched all 5 seasons and now am using both of my floor looms (baby wolf and delta) at the same time just to keep up. I love going back to classes for the fabric I want to create as a refresher. After all you can’t do it all in a month.
I have been doing the kits, to ensure success and have loved the resulting fabrics. So worth doing to get more confidence. I tend to like to make fabrics (even though they are samples), that are also useful too. I wove the color and weave gamp (Season 3) a little wider to make a dress (Merchant Mills - Factory dress).
The classes have really made a difference in this 2nd year of Covid, giving me a wonderful outlet for creating my own designs. I am very inspired by it all,-Jane, the team and the online store.
I absolutely LOVE this!
Every night my husband and I watch at least one episode of weaving school. Yes, you heard that right. Even my husband who is not a weaver (yet) enjoys Jane’s wit and humor as well as her stellar teaching style. I am currently a rigid heddle weaver and am waiting not so patiently for my David III to arrive, so I’m absorbing as much knowledge as I can before diving in. I love that I can watch and rewatch at my own pace and not have to leave my house, though we do look forward to the day when we can visit Jane on Salt Spring Island! If you want to learn to weave on a floor loom, THIS is the best place to be!
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