Location: On beautiful Salt Spring Island, situated between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland in the Salish Sea.
Jane Stafford is one of North America’s most highly skilled weaving instructors and the namesake of the Louet Jane loom (yes, really!). She has been weaving most of her adult life, and teaching for many of those years. Since becoming a Louet dealer in 1990, she has worked closely with the company and gave invaluable advice for developing what many call the best table loom on the market.
Jane’s studio on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada is a weaver’s paradise. It’s a place where the joy of the craft comes to life! Since opening, hundreds of weavers have come to the studio to deepen their skills on the loom.
The studio is located on an island in the Salish sea, located between Vancouver and the British Columbian mainland. It features spectacular coastal and pastoral scenery and a moderate climate. The local area is known for the hiking, the food producers, the shoreline, the artisans, the quaint country roads, the artists.
Jane Stafford’s studio has all of the Louet looms on display on the floor and boasts tremendous customer service, not only in teaching, but also in product support.
Sounds like a dream, right? Are you already checking flight prices?
Alas, a visit to that lovely corner in the world isn’t practical for all of us, which is why Jane offers the Jane Stafford Textiles Online Guild. For $75 per year, online students receive access to all the Online Guild episodes produced to date, plus every episode produced over the coming year as well. It’s an amazing way for weavers across the world to get a flavor of visiting the studio without leaving home!
The last Online Guild episode was on the topic of weaving with mohair, and in addition to the episode, students have access to the Online Guild forums, where they can chat, connect and share.
Jane says her favorite physical product (because, of course, weaving & teaching are her first passions!) is the lovely hand-dyed silk, dyed right on the island. Wouldn’t that make an amazing souvenir?
Whether you are lucky enough to visit in person, or just virtually, weavers of all levels will be inspired by spending some time with Jane!
Address: 142 Richard Flack Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1N4, Canada
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