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

Andrea Hennessey’s Special Rug made from Hand-dyed Wool Yarn

Andrea Hennessey Rug

Customer Andrea Hennessey has kindly sent us some photographs of a rug she was commissioned to make for a recently renovated chapel in France. Using the bespoke stained glass windows as her inspiration she set about hand-dyeing her wool yarn to match the colours as closely as possible. Andrea uses Fibrecrafts acid dyes for her […]

Marbling on Fabric and Paper

Marbling Fabric Paper Wood

Think of marbling as a printing process. Paints or inks are suspended on the surface of a prepared solution of size. Size, is a jelly-like mixture of a thickener such as Manutex RS or Methyl Cellulose (CMC powder) and water. The marbling medium (size) is poured into a shallow tray and the colours are dripped […]

Understanding Yarn Count Measurements

Understanding Yarn Count

Common Yarn Count Systems Various methods are used to determine yarn counts. The yarn count is basically a way of defining the thickness of a yarn, and this is done by measuring the length of yarn to a specific weight; the higher the number, the finer the yarn. Most of the yarns on this website […]