Category Archives: Model Making

Felted Hats with Hatshapers

Hats made with a wool and a hatshaper

Feltmaking takes many forms. It can be used to create wall hangings, clothing, soft furnishings and toys. Feltmakers can make perfectly shaped and consistently sized hand-made felted hats from our robust plastic formers. The hats above were felted by Susan Litton and Monica Traub. Susan used a dark red wool top which had a hand-dyed […]

More on Art Clay Silver 650 Clay

Art Clay Silver Clay

Work Smart and Plan Take care when working with Art Clay Silver to get the most out of it with little waste. Here are some tips: Plan your project before you start. Work out how to make the item as efficiently as possible, calculating quantities and measurements. Do not expose the clay to air until […]

Polymer Clay Tree Ornaments

Polymer clay Christmas Tree Ornaments

The malleable polymer clay can be shaped or moulded using a number of methods. A simple way to create consistent shapes is to use a cutter and rolling strips (or CD cases as in the example below). The polymer clay is first conditioned by holding and working it. The heat from your hands makes the […]

Using an Extruder with Polymer Clay

Extruded Polymer clay

The ability to create long lengths of uniform shapes from polymer clay helps with the cane making process. A simple chequered cane can be accomplished from the square shaped disc. Using 2 in black and 2 in white, the square extruded shapes can be pushed together (as in the image, right), reduced and then sliced […]

The Art Clay Silver Starter Kit

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The Art Clay Silver Starter Kit contains everything to learn about making silver items out of this precious metal clay. There’s no need to invest in expensive items such as kilns while you’re learning. The kit contains a firing mesh which can be used on a gas hob. The decision to invest in a kiln […]

Crafted Creatures

Felted animals

Here are an assortment of creatures crafted from the materials sold at George Weil! Felted Merino The mouse and caterpillar have been made from felted Merino wool tops. The fibres were wetted with soap and hot water before being rolled between the hands to make them felt together. The caterpillar is made from a series […]

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