Category Archives: Weaving

Winner of the George Weil Graduation Prize 2019

Congratulations to Andrea Dawson for being chosen to receive the George Weil Graduation Prize for achieving the most accomplished work on her course. Andrea was presented with her prize of a £100.00 George Weil Gift Card during an award ceremony which launched the Cass Summer Show. You can visit the show, which features students’ work, […]

Louet Megado Dobby Looms

How a Dobby Loom Works A dobby weaving loom has a dobby mechanism, which is used to program the harness combinations for the weave pattern. Dobby is short for “draw boy” which refers to the weaver’s helper who controlled the warp thread by pulling on draw threads. The dobby mechanism replaces the treadle/lam combination of […]

Dyeing to Weave?

Jo Aylwin

It’s never too late to change direction in life and customer Jo Aylwin is living proof! Before training as a solicitor, Jo had discovered weaving as a student in Norway in 1975. Although in love with the craft, she did not encounter weaving again for another 30 years. The workshop she attended at UCA Farnham […]

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 […]

Learning Basic Weaving Techniques

For many people the idea of buying a loom, then weaving on it sounds complicated and confusing. Something perhaps best left to professionals and textile artists? This is how I felt whenever I contemplated the practical use of ‘heddles’, ‘warp and weft’ and many other weaving terms. However this week I found myself surrounded by opportunity. […]

Kathe Todd-Hooker Books

Thank you Kathe for posting the following about her book “So Warped” in the Tapestry2005 yahoo group: “My books have been available in Europe through Amazon and Fine Fiber Press for years, but because they were sent by US Mail it sometimes doubled or almost doubled the cost of the books. That problems is now […]

Weaving, Understanding the Shed

Understanding Weaving Loom Shed The shed is the space between raised and lowered warp threads in which the weft passes through. Floor looms have a range of mechanisms for creating the shed; each has its benefits and disadvantages. The shed shown in the image right demonstrates how the warp is lifted and separated. This small […]

Tapestry Weaving in the Falkland Islands

Thanks to the wondrous invention of the world wide web, George Weil receive orders for craft tools and materials from all over the world. One of the furthest delivery destinations is the Falkland Islands. Although it is more than 8,000 miles away, there has never been a lost parcel yet! Our sales manager Jo has […]

Tapestry Woven Fish

We had great fun making this fish at an experimental tapestry weaving workshop. You can use any flexible materials to weave, so exploring the craft doesn’t have to be expensive. For this project we used lengths of left over yarns and wool tops, the technique would work equally well with ribbons, laces, string or strips […]

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