Jane Stafford is a weaver’s weaver. For over thirty years, she has explored the wonders of woven cloth. She operates Jane Stafford Textiles on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. Her studio-based workshops are so popular, they often fill up a year ahead of time. Jane is a consultant to Louet North America and the Jane Table Loom shares her name. We asked Jane to share a bit about what makes this table loom so special.
Jane: The Jane Loom has several wonderful features. My favorite feature is its portability. Imagine a sixteen-inch loom that will weave any eight-shaft pattern, and the whole thing folds down and fits under your bed! It has a very large shed. You can weave five-inches before you have to advance your warp. Those are just a few features that make weaving on the Jane Loom so pleasurable. There is also the built in raddle, overhead beater, lovely handle to carry her around by, and easy-to-use levers. I could go one and on.
The Jane Loom has a lot to offer to any weaver. Most weavers love to take workshops and attend conferences and retreats. In four easy steps and approximately sixty seconds you can fold her down, lock her up, and take her away. Good for travelers and anyone who doesn’t have a lot of room in their house to devote to a loom.
Its eight shafts mean you can take any beginner through advanced workshop. If it is a round robin workshop your classmates will love you for owning one because their weaving experience will be great, too.
For weavers that are moving beyond the rigid heddle loom, the Jane Loom is the perfect next step. Learning weave structures on a table loom is often easier because you can really see how the tie-up controls what is happening with your warp. Most new weavers eventually get shaft envy and want to create more complex patterns and they need more shafts and The Jane already has eight.
Want to try out the Jane Loom for yourself? Visit our website to find a store near you.