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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


  • - if only we had them! Here at FIBRECRAFTS we do not, under any circumstances, begrudge our colleagues their well earned holiday. But Jo we miss you so! Our small team is suffering the impact of Jo's need for relaxation and sunshine and here we are running to chase our tails. Our priority is customer service and we WILL try to get your orders to yo

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  • OFFER NOW ENDED You may have noticed that we're offering a canvas shopping bag in the Special Offers section of our web site. I hope this blog will urge you to consider buying one or a reusable one like it. As you are aware, plastic carrier bags are getting a lot of negative press at the moment. There are calls, from the environmentally conscious

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  • Here are a selection of the Papershed handmade papers available from George Weil. Lokta Papers Silk Rag Papers Suede Effect Lokta Papers Sloshy Lokta Papers Visit our Handmade Paper section to view these and many more Papershed papers

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  • The Surrey Small Business Awards have kindly sent us a photo of Ian and Jo receiving a certificate confirming FIBRECRAFTS (now George Weil) place as a finalist for the Small Business Award. Jo first began working for Fibrecrafts as a picker and packer. Nine years on, she is now Sales Manager and responsible for the smooth running of the sales depar

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  • Not us, on this occassion! The Small Business Award has eluded us but the team here at FIBRECRAFTS are still very proud to have been amongst the four finalists. Our Managing Director, Ian Bowers, and Sales Manager, Jo Barrell, enjoyed a pleasant evening amongst 'the cream of the business community' at Sandown Park in Esher. Congratulations to the 3

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  • With such a diverse range of textile related products we often wonder what happens to them and how they are used once they leave FIBRECRAFTS for homes, workshops and classrooms. We try to offer you first-hand advice and usage instructions for all the products and most of them have been used or experimented with by the staff. But just how many diffe

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  • Here is a photograph we had taken today in readiness for the Surrey Business Awards! We are almost complete except for Howard who wasn't working today. The photograph includes (back row) Allison, Susan, Ruth, Jo, Julie, Ian, (front row) Sharon, Dave and Sylvia. Why not pop in to meet the current team? Sylvia retired two years ago after working for

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  • The new year of 2008 has tip-toed in behind the hustle and bustle of Christmas and brings with it the promise of resolution. Wikipedia defines it as 'a commitment that an individual makes to a project or a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous.' Whatever it is that you have decided to commit to or change, the

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  • A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree! With dark green needled memories Of childhood dreams and mysteries Wrapped present-like in front of me. A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree! I glimpse a past wherein i see The child that then grew into me Not forward fast but haltingly. A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree! A time for being with family A time that's

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  • Great news for FIBRECRAFTS! The shortlist has been shortened and the finalists announced - George Weil & Sons Ltd have made it to the last four contenders for the Small Business Award! FIBRECRAFTS is the mail order division of George Weil & Sons Ltd and it is the hard work, commitment and imagination of the small team here that has led to t

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  • We've been delightfully busy here at Fibrecrafts and are pleased and surprised at the success of our Christmas offers. We've noted a particular demand for the Natural Dye Kit which we feature here. The Fibrecrafts (Now George Weil) Natural Dye Kit includes a selection of natural dyes and mordants to enable the beginner to experiment with and gain a

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  • If you've got some free time between now and Christmas, here are some Christmas decoration projects just begging to be explored.... Computer Printed Silk Organza Christmas Card This card was designed and created by Linda Chapman. It is a relatively simple design but nonetheless very effective. Linda used a card blank, available from most stationer

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  • Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night are out of the way, the next main calendar event is Christmas. With the threat of 'Trick' still echoing in our ears and the smell of smoke lingering in the air, we've noticed a significant change here at FIBRECRAFTS. Kits, such as the Feltmaking Kit and the Indigo Dye Kit, are flying off the shelves and books ar

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  • OFFER NOW ENDED TREAT - we hope! Special Offers at FIBRECRAFTS (now George Weil, Jan 2011) include a 30% saving on selected silks and up to 20% savings on Merino Wool Tops until the end November 2007. The silk scarves and ties can be dyed or painted ready for the much anticipated Christmas (eek! is it really only 8 weeks away) and the Merino Wool T

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  • As a small business that relies heavily on the Royal Mail, the team at FIBRECRAFTS (now George Weil, Jan 2011) have been determined not to be beaten by the recent strikes. Of course it has had an effect, not all of our customers have received their goods as quickly as we would like. We endeavour to fulfill orders and dispatch on the same day that t

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  • It's here! The 26th FIBRECRAFTS mail order catalogue containing page after page of textile crafts materials and equipment. There are lots of new products including the Bubble Jet Set 2000, Ashford & Louet Spinning Wheels, block printing inks, handmade papers and papermaking materials as well as new fibres and yarns... You'll need to take a look

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  • The Recycled Silk Sari Yarn is very tactile. It is an unusual, varied and colourful coarse yarn made from recycled sari fabric and can be knitted, crocheted or woven. The sari yarn will create a robust fabric suitable for bags, hats and rugs. The frayed strips of brightly coloured, and often metallic, sari remnants have been tightly spun into an ex

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  • We've been without internet access for 2 weeks here at FIBRECRAFTS (Now George Weil, 2011). Up until three years ago we didn't even have an internet connection and email was still a novelty - a great surprise to us therefore that its been so difficult to cope without. Ian's been dragging the server back and forth to download and upload emails, so w

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  • It wasn't until we were at the mercy of torrential rain this morning, that we began to understand what some of you have been experiencing with the flooding across Britain. It's quite amusing to look out the door here and see our temporary lake, but just a short while ago the water was lapping at the warehouse door threatening to creep in across the

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  • Hey, I’m Sam and I’ve just finished my GCSE’s. I’ve been at Fibrecrafts for almost a week now doing work experience with them. I’ve found it different to how I thought it’d be, I imagined an office full of grumpy employees with a new kid to baby sit. Instead I’ve entered a massive world of colour and texture, with a continual flow of

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