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  • PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. Here's a great opportunity for all budding artists. BBC1 is looking for the best of Britain's amateur artists for a new competitive arts series. The programme is looking for amateur painters from all over the UK who have a passion for painting and drawing. Applications are invited from all no

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  • These lovely cards have been hand crafted in coloured Lokta paper which is a medium weight, textured paper with a soft handle. The pale pink heart is cut-out from silk rag paper and the smaller hearts are made from silk paper made using hand-dyed silk fibres and CMC paste. Learn more about making silk paper with adhesive mediums. The pink card has

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  • The Speedball Speedy Stamps are made from a high density rubber which can be easily carved to make unique stamps for a multitude of surfaces. The Speedy Blocks are a flexible and durable alternative to lino and do not crack, crumble or break. Their ability to bend abound shapes, such as glasses or plant pots, gives them a more diverse use than trad

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  • A 90 denier monofilament yarn which shrinks by 40% when placed in water at 40°C, and dissolves completely at 70°C. This yarn offers weavers exciting possibilities for experimentation. The water soluble yarn can be used to support a low strength warp or weft yarn, stabilise open weaves and create accurately placed holes. The low temperature for d

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  • We are often asked advice about the crafts advertised on our website. Whilst we have a good knowledge of most of the techniques, we cannot always claim to be experts. The traditional crafts of weaving, spinning and dyeing are championed by The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. The objectives of this Association are 'the preserva

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  • You can create devoré (from the French devorér - meaning to devour) by using a devorant paste on a mixed fibre fabric. The devorant destroys (burns out) viscose and plant (cellulose) fibres such as cotton, linen etc and leaves other fibres such as polyester and animal fibres, like silk and wool, intact. It is used to best effect on Velvet fabric

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  • Most polymer clay manufacturers offer effects clays such as pearlescent, glitter and transluscent. There are also a number of materials which can be used to add effects to the clays including foils, mica powders such as Jacquard Pearl-Ex, resins and liquid clays. These are perfect for jewellery making. Metal Leaf Sue Heaser's necklace (above) was m

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  • Linda Chapman worked for George Weil as our Sales Manager. She studied a BA Honours degree in Design and specialised in fine art. Her love of textiles was inspired by her travels to Malaysia, India, Nepal and Australia. Her experimentation with mixed media textiles and felt making has now progressed to making and selling her own creations. (Moorend

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  • Here are an assortment of creatures crafted from the materials sold at George Weil! Felted Merino The mouse and caterpillar have been made from felted Merino wool tops. The fibres were wetted with soap and hot water before being rolled between the hands to make them felt together. The caterpillar is made from a series of different sized felt balls

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  • With half term and school holidays looming, we'd like to offer you a number of craft ideas for keeping the children occupied and for encouraging their creativity. Tapestry Weaving You will need a tapestry frame or an old picture frame, a selection of yarns (these can include strips of fabric, plastic bags or ribbons, our Mixed Bag of Yarns may be o

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  • Devoré fabric is highly decorative and desirable. It is created by using a devorant on a fabric that contains a mix of cellulose fibres and protein fibres. Cellulose fibres include cotton and viscose and protein fibres include silk, hair and wool. This sample of devoré is made from Velvet fabric. The pile (which is made from viscose) is woven int

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  • The Sue Heaser 1:12 scale Doll Making kits, which are available as a small child, a woman or teenager, and an adult man, are a helpful place to start when deciding how to populate your dolls house. The doll making kits include a dolls head mould, hands and forearms mould, pipe cleaners, wadding, a hank of dolls hair, and step-by-step instructions o

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  • Many of the materials found on the George Weil website are very effective for bead making. Polymer Clay Polymer clay is probably the most versatile material. Colours can be blended together, placed side by side in a cane, or marbled to create a variety of effects. It is possible to make faux semi-precious stones by combining translucent polymer c

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  • This special card has been made using a number of handmade papers. The Natural Lokta A5 card (folded to A6) has been used as the base. The surface of the Lokta card has been calendered for home printing so the text within the card can be printed before you decorate it. This design is so romantic it can be used as a wedding invitation, Valentines ca

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  • This superb painting was created by Diana Fenney using Procion dyes and a wax resist. Diana uses either the pretty Mulberry papers or the textured Lokta papers as her canvas. Visit our page about Diana's paintings to see more...

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  • What is Bondaweb? Bondaweb (known as Wonder Under in the US) is similar to Wonderweb but sold from a much larger roll! Bondaweb is 90cm wide and available in increments of 1 metre, allowing for large areas of application It can be used to bond fabrics and paper together, and onto surfaces such as wood, ceramics, cardboard and felt. It is an extra s

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