Category Archives: News and Celebration

Light Reflective Yarn – Highlighting Lace

A response to our email asking for your opinions about printing a catalogue this year, gave us this very pleasant response from lace maker and jewellery maker, Louise West. She wrote; ‘I personally like to be able to hold the catalogue and browse through it. It is my first port of call if I want […]

Tornado Strikes Supplies

As customers we rarely consider from where our purchases originate. We choose a product from a website or take it off a shelf in a shop, we pay for it and enjoy it. George Weil buys Art Clay Silver clay from Japan and stocks and production were miraculously not affected by the disruption of the […]

Tried & Tested: Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel

Susan Litton’s review of Schacht’s latest spinning wheel ‘The Sidekick‘: ‘I have been spinning for twenty five years and for a long time have been a very happy owner of a Schacht Matchless wheel. This wheel does everything I could want from a spinning wheel, except that it is takes up the space of a […]

Craft Ideas for Half Term

Crafts for School Holidays

With half term and school holidays looming, we’d like to offer you a number of craft ideas for keeping the children occupied and for encouraging their creativity. Tapestry Weaving You will need a tapestry frame or an old picture frame, a selection of yarns (these can include strips of fabric, plastic bags or ribbons, our […]

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Fibrecrafts Natural Dyes

Our MD, Ian Bowers was delighted to receive this email today: ‘A very delayed note to say thank you for the natural dye kit you donated to the All Wales Event – Guilds in Wales – I was the recipient of the kit and had been saying that there wasn’t a lot of choice of […]

The story of a dog, a joint effort, and a happy weaver in the sun

We received this email from a George Weil customer in Spain. “Hola! I am an existing customer. Recently I bought a Glimakra Tapestry Loom from you, I was very pleased with it. I went on holiday and asked a neighbour to water my plants (which she did) but her dog Goldie came too and has […]

Felix and his Knitted Farmyard

When this charming book The Knitted Farmyard, written by Hannelore Wernhard was first published, the business Fibrecrafts (now George Weil) was still in its infancy. Denise Kitchin was commissioned to knit the farm as a promotion for the Fibrecrafts outlet in Dartington (now closed) and the book flew off the shelves. This popular and successful […]

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