George Weil Blog & FAQs

Welcome to the George Weil Blog FAQs which includes information about the art and craft products sold on this website. There are project ideas, photographs of items created by our customers, product reviews, and step-by-step instructions. If there is anything you would like to see included here or if you would like to contribute an item, please email graphics@georgeweil.com

Printing and Painting on Silk using Acid Dyes

It is possible to achieve excellent levels of colour fastness when colouring the silk with Acid dyes, making the dyed silk fabric ideal for clothes, linings, and wall hangings. The silk scarf below was painted by Katherine Barney using the Dupont Steam-Fix Acid dyes. A similar technique can be used on fine wool and fabric. […]

Papershed Computer Printable Journal

The handmade computer printable album can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions on how best to use it to its full potential! These instructions apply to printing any image from your computer using an inkjet printer. The album contains beautiful, handmade pages of highly textured, natural Lokta paper. These sheets […]

Polymer Clay Christmas Trees using an Extruder

Polymer clay is very easy to shape and smooth into shape and using an extruder allows you to create lengths of consistently shaped clay which can be coiled, pressed together to create complex multi-coloured canes, woven or plaited. These Christmas Tree decorations were created using extruded polymer clay which has been wrapped around a cone […]

Hand Spun, Knitted Hat

Karen Malledent sent us this great photo. ‘Thought you might like a photo of my daughter wearing one of my creations using your merino and blue faced Leicester (the one I dyed yellow using your acid dyes). I call this the ‘Pineapple Hat’!’ Karen has hand spun dye wool tops, and hand dyed and spun […]

Handmade Papershed Papers from George Weil

The range of beautiful Papershed handmade papers are both high quality and unusual. They are mostly sourced directly from the country of origin. We aim to provide colour, texture and value whilst contributing to the economic survival of a whole local community. The Papershed handmade papers have been categorised by weight to help with selection. […]

Paints for Fabric, Paper and other Surfaces

We offer a range of water based acrylic paints specifically formulated for use on both natural and synthetic fabrics. Most of them can also be used to paint paper and card and some, such as Jacquard Lumiere are effective on knitwear, leather, wood, and clay. Silk and fabric paints contain pigments that settle on the […]

Printed Silk Organza Greetings Card

These paper-backed Organza fabric sheets can be used for printing on inkjet printers and copiers. They can be used to build up layers of printed text and photographs giving interest and depth in cardmaking, scrapbooking, montage, patchwork and 3d embroidery. You can use images from scanned photographs, digital cameras, web pages, clip art, paint and […]

Needle Felted Animals by Coralie and Phil Miles

We love these needle felted animals created by Coralie and Phil Miles. This is their first attempt and we can’t wait to see how their skills progress! Coralie used to work here with us before she retired. She is a keen spinner (see her skein samples and her freeform crocheted bag) and crafts person, as […]

Natural Dyes – Mineral, Substantive or Adjective

Natural dyes tend to fall into one of three types, mineral, substantive or adjective. The type of natural dye will determine if a mordant needs to be used. Adjective Dyes There are many adjective natural dyes which only give a worthwhile colour and a good level of wash and light fastness if the fibres are […]

Handmade Mulberry Paper

Daler Rowney Classic Artcase inside

The Papershed handmade Mulberry paper is made from the bast (the long strong fibres from the inner bark) of the Mulberry tree. The fibres (also known as Kozo) are stripped and beaten to separate out the longer, tougher fibres for this quality paper. With characteristic, floating strands of fibre embedded throughout, and the bright colour […]

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