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  • We're thrilled to have been mentioned in an article by Rachael Dove in The Evening Standard recently. "How to dye your old clothes with Alice Temperley" shares how to bring new life to discarded garments - using Fibrecrafts Natural Dyes! Award winning British designer Alice Temperley MBE, explains how she uses Madder, Cochineal and Logwood to dye s

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  • Candy canes look great on Christmas Trees, but how many of us remember to eat them before the decorations come down? Here's a way to help save your teeth and save room for all the other leftover Christmas goodies. Take the idea further and make an extra long polymer clay cane and twist it into a Christmas Greeting such as Cara's "Noel" below! Prepa

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  • Here's a festive project for polymer clay! Cara used the flexible plastic Sculpey Texture Makers to add the patterns to these clay Christmas decorations and then highlighted parts of the pattern with glistening Jacquard Pearl Ex powder. Materials & Tools List Polymer clay - you can use any brand and any colour... Jacquard Pearl Ex Powder - Cara

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  • We spend all day with each other during the week and then decide it's a good idea to spend even more time together at the weekend! The Bowers Dynasty - Ian (our Managing Director) with his family Susan, Peter, Victoria, Katie, Sophie, Ian, William and Felix Friends, family and colleagues gathered together to enjoy the sunshine and tasty food at Ian

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  • We would like to wish Susan a very Happy 70th Birthday. Susan worked for George Weil for many years as our buyer, and still "keeps her hand in" by dyeing the hand-dyed silk fibres and Wensleydale for the business. Susan is also married to our Managing Director Ian, and busy Mum to her son who is pictured here beside her. We hope you have a lovely d

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  • We had the great pleasure of welcoming Millie for her five days work experience last week. Millie worked closely with Allison to create content for the website, social media and this blog. Not only is she is the hand model in our post Fuse Angelina Fibres to Make a Glistening Web, she also contributed to the wording in the post (correcting Allison'

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  • We've been celebrating two birthday's here at George Weil today! Susan has been busy baking and made these delicious cakes for granddaughter Sophie, who had her 20th birthday at the weekend, and Sales Manager Jo who reached her big five-o last week. Our friend and colleague Jo has worked for George Weil for 20 years and remembers Sophie visiting us

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  • Congratulations to Andrea Dawson for being chosen to receive the George Weil Graduation Prize for achieving the most accomplished work on her course. Andrea was presented with her prize of a £100.00 George Weil Gift Card during an award ceremony which launched the Cass Summer Show. You can visit the show, which features students' work, at London M

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  • It's been a busy few weeks here at George Weil so it was good to get together and let our hair down. Thank you Ian for our Christmas treat! Top, left to right: Cara, Sophie, Jo and Ian Middle, left to right: Ian, Susan and David Bottom, left to right: Simon, (Cara in the background), Allison and Sophie

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  • What indeed! Poor Sophie had a minor disaster this morning while picking a customer's order. She reached out to pick up a jar of yellow Javana Silk Paint which promptly fell out of her hands. The lid cracked when it hit the floor and Sophie was covered in a citrusy yellow paint. It was very amusing to find her in the warehouse mopping up the spill

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  • Welcome to the brand new George Weil website for your art and craft supplies. We're delighted to provide our customers with this much improved shopping experience. What's different about the new George Weil website? The enhanced product search gives you instant, accurate results. There are more top level categories to let you browse the website by

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  • We're often asked by customers if we do any of the many crafts featured on the George Weil website. And yes we do! This still life was painted by our colleague Allison using Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylics on Canvas Board. She chose a limited palette of Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine, White. "I chose to keep the number of colours to a minim

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  • Simple and effective Christmas Wreath decorations made from Merino Wool Tops by Cara and Jo Barrell. How to Make the Christmas Wreath You will need a framework on which to attach the wool tops, and these can be found in floristry sections in garden centres. If you can't find one, you can bend a wire coat hanger into a circle, leaving the hook a

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  • Congratulations to our friend and colleague, Julie Scanlon who begins her retirement journey this week. If you have placed an order by phone, or called us with a query, you may well have spoken to Julie who has been part of the George Weil sales team for nearly 14 years. Julie has plans to fill her time travelling all over the world, doting on her

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  • A visit to the Weald & Downland Living Museum takes us on a journey through 950 years of English rural history. There are 50 historical buildings which were carefully rebuilt within the 40 acre site, demonstrations and exhibits, plus an extensive artefact collection housed in the award-winning Downland Gridshell Building. Throughout the year, t

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  • Wishing Liam (the tall one!) every success and happiness in his new job. We at George Weil will miss you. Liam has been working with us for a couple of years now and as much as we would like to keep him, he has received a job offer he can't resist.

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  • Did you know that Doctor Ian Bowers, Managing Director of George Weil & Sons Ltd, has run the business since it merged with Fibrecrafts, over 20 years ago? Fibrecrafts was set up in 1982 by Anna Bowers, to offer textile crafts supplies for hand spinners, weavers, dyers, felt makers and knitters. Anna set the standard for the service we are prou

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  • George Weil are pleased to have been able to support the 2017 Yvonne Arnaud Art Exhibition as a patron. The event featured 25 artists including works in oils, acrylics, pastels - and cement! Plus photographs on aluminum, sculptures and ceramics. The painting "Patti" featured here (right) is by artist David Dragon, and another of his paintings "The

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  • Kyra has joined us for work experience this week where she's learning the in's and out's of how a business is run. Today Kyra has learnt about the steps for how orders are processed and packaged, as well as how businesses keep track of sales and profit. She's even had a sneak preview of our new and improved website, and had a summary of how it all

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  • Say hello to Cara! Cara recently joined the team here at George Weil, and a great addition she is! Cara carefully weighs, measures and packs your art and craft materials in our warehouse, ensuring you always receive exactly what you've ordered. She is responsible for checking in stock from our many suppliers, and beautifully displays the product

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