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

Dyeing Clothes made from Polyester Fabric

dyeing polyester

Here we include tips on how to dye polyester clothing with Fibrecrafts Disperse Dyes and Jacquard iDye Poly Dyes. Things to Consider when Dyeing Polyester Clothes Firstly you need to be absolutely certain about the type of fabric and select a dye which will work on it. Polyester has to be dyed using Disperse dyes […]

Basic Colour Theory

Understanding a little about colour theory can help you to decide which colours to choose for art or craft projects. The success of a project, whether it be woven cloth or a watercolour painting, can be determined by choosing the best colour relationships. Primary Colours The primary colours red, yellow and blue are the only […]

Christmas Wreath Decorations made from Merino Wool Tops

Merino Wool Christmas Wreath

Simple and effective Christmas Wreath decorations made from Merino Wool Tops by Cara and Jo Barrell.   How to Make the Christmas Wreath You will need a framework on which to attach the wool tops, and these can be found in floristry sections in garden centres. If you can’t find one, you can bend a […]

Retirement for Julie – and Pastures Anew!

Congratulations to our friend and colleague, Julie Scanlon who begins her retirement journey this week. If you have placed an order by phone, or called us with a query, you may well have spoken to Julie who has been part of the George Weil sales team for nearly 14 years. Julie has plans to fill […]

Natural Dyeing Display at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

A visit to the Weald & Downland Living Museum takes us on a journey through 950 years of English rural history. There are 50 historical buildings which were carefully rebuilt within the 40 acre site, demonstrations and exhibits, plus an extensive artefact collection housed in the award-winning Downland Gridshell Building. Throughout the year, the Museum […]

Following in Grandpa’s Footsteps

Did you know that Doctor Ian Bowers, Managing Director of George Weil & Sons Ltd, has run the business since it merged with Fibrecrafts, over 20 years ago? Fibrecrafts was set up in 1982 by Anna Bowers, to offer textile crafts supplies for hand spinners, weavers, dyers, felt makers and knitters. Anna set the standard […]

Yvonne Arnaud Art Exhibition 2017

George Weil are pleased to have been able to support the 2017 Yvonne Arnaud Art Exhibition as a patron. The event featured 25 artists including works in oils, acrylics, pastels – and cement! Plus photographs on aluminum, sculptures and ceramics. The painting “Patti” featured here (right) is by artist David Dragon, and another of his […]

A Close-up of Conte a Paris Crayons

Conte pastels

Conte a Paris Crayons are square ‘carre’ sticks which are made using a combination of pigments, clay and binder. They are harder than pastels and charcoal, and can be applied with the corner for fine lines and the flat edge to make larger strokes. Conte a Paris Crayons – a small selection of the colours! […]

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