Author Archives: Allison Holland

Understanding Yarn Count Measurements

Understanding Yarn Count

Common Yarn Count Systems Various methods are used to determine yarn counts. The yarn count is basically a way of defining the thickness of a yarn, and this is done by measuring the length of yarn to a specific weight; the higher the number, the finer the yarn. Most of the yarns on this website […]

Andrea Hennessey’s Special Rug made from Hand-dyed Wool Yarn

Andrea Hennessey Rug

Customer Andrea Hennessey has kindly sent us some photographs of a rug she was commissioned to make for a recently renovated chapel in France. Using the bespoke stained glass windows as her inspiration she set about hand-dyeing her wool yarn to match the colours as closely as possible. Andrea uses Fibrecrafts acid dyes for her […]

What is a Rigid Heddle Loom & how does it work?

Stick Shuttle Passing Through The Shed

Are you thinking about buying a loom for weaving, but don’t know where to start? Looms vary in complexity; a simple frame can be used to produce a plain weave (see illustration) while a large floor loom will provide the mechanism to produce intricate cloth. Stringing yarn vertically around a picture frame provides you with […]

The Myrehed Draw Loom

Glimakra Countermarch And Myrehed Draw Loom

Take your weaving further with a Myrehed Draw Loom A draw loom gives the weaver dramatically extended fabric design options using a traditional Countermarch floor loom. The draw loom controls individual warp threads to build up patterns on a ground weave. Think of adding pixelated images or lettering to your woven fabric. That is the joy […]

Printing with Jacquard Iron-On Transfer Paper

Jacquard Iron On Transfer Light Grey Marl T Shirt

Print images onto fabrics such as t-shirts, bags, bedding, jackets, home textiles, banners, art quilts and much more with the iron on Jacquard Transfer Paper. There are two types of transfer sheets Jacquard Iron-On Transfer Paper for Light Coloured Fabrics and Jacquard Iron-On Transfer Paper for Dark Coloured Fabrics and these can be used to […]

Snowman Mobile made from Sculpey UltraLight Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay Snowman Mobile

Sculpey UltraLight polymer clay is exactly what it says – an ultralight clay that can be used in so many brilliant ways. It is perfect for making things just like this snowman mobile! The simple snowmen were made by rolling Sculpey UltraLight into a log and dividing it into five equal parts. Two parts were […]

NEW Website Layout for 2022

Website 2022 Fi

The George Weil website has had a Spring Clean to brush away the Winter cobwebs – and all without reducing the product range! The new category structure is designed to take you straight to the products you are looking for; visit PAINTS for Artists & Crafts to find watercolours, oils, acrylics, silk paints and glass paints, or […]