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

The Classification of Wool Fibres; count, staple length, crimp and lustre

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Four factors are considered in the classification of wool fibres; count, staple length, crimp and lustre: Count: The traditional classification of wool fibre was done using the ‘Bradford Count’ which represented the greatest length of yarn that could be spun from 1lb (454g) of the wool fibre. The fibre was spun into yarn which was […]

What is a Rigid Heddle Loom & how does it work?

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Are you thinking about buying a loom for weaving, but don’t know where to start? Looms vary in complexity; a simple frame can be used to produce a plain weave (see illustration) while a large floor loom will provide the mechanism to produce intricate cloth. Stringing yarn vertically around a picture frame provides you with […]

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