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. See also our USEFUL LINKS page which includes a listing of websites offering information about the products sold on our website, training resources and Guilds.

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The Myrehed Draw Loom

Take your weaving further with a Myrehed Draw Loom A draw loom gives the weaver dramatically extended fabric design options using a traditional Countermarch floor loom. The draw loom controls individual warp threads to build up patterns on a ground ...

Printing with Jacquard Iron-On Transfer Paper

Print images onto fabrics such as t-shirts, bags, bedding, jackets, home textiles, banners, art quilts and much more with the iron on Jacquard Transfer Paper. There are two types of transfer sheets Jacquard Iron-On Transfer Paper for Light Coloured Fabrics ...

Snowman Mobile made from Sculpey UltraLight Polymer Clay

Sculpey UltraLight polymer clay is exactly what it says – an ultralight clay that can be used in so many brilliant ways. It is perfect for making things just like this snowman mobile! The simple snowmen were made by rolling ...

More Art by Walt – Felted Pictures

Walt Underwood has kindly sent us photos of some of his recent felted pictures. “Art by Walt” demonstrates and sells at craft shows and Walt is a regular and valued customer at George Weil.       If you would ...

NEW Website Layout for 2022

The George Weil website has had a Spring Clean to brush away the Winter cobwebs – and all without reducing the product range! The new category structure is designed to take you straight to the products you are looking for; ...
craft ideas for Spring

Springspiration 2022!

Spring is springing (so are the March hares!) and Easter is just round the corner. Are you feeling inspired to create? Felt Making Ideas Feltmaking and Needle Felting techniques can be used to create 3-dimensional objects and there are many ...
Botanical Eco Printing with Leaves

Experimental Botanical Print with Leaves using Alum Mordant

Print with leaves found in the garden or out on a walk; explore, experiment and take notes! Creating these Botanical Prints is so satisfying as each experiment will give you a different result.  You can find further information about this ...
Overview of Botanical Prinintg

Botanical Printing – an overview

Botanical Printing, Eco Printing, Botanical Dyeing, Eco Dyeing, Botanical Inks – just some of the terms being used to describe this increasingly popular and exciting approach to transferring plant colours and patterns onto fabric and paper. The varying methods use ...
Botanical printing using petals

Experimental Botanical Print with Petals using Alum Mordant

Here is a first attempt at creating a Botanical Print with petals gathered from around the garden (you can find further information about this technique from our Blog post Botanical Printing – an overview). It is difficult to get a ...
Needle felted fox - Art by Walt

Art by Walt – Felted Pictures

We’re always delighted to receive photos showing what has been made using the materials sold by George Weil.     Browse the Felt Making section to see the full range of Merino Wool Tops ...
Customised Garden Table

Painting with Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colours

I got my set of Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colours last Summer as they promised to be a good all rounder for both oil painting and craft applications. The set includes Winsor Yellow, Winsor Red, French ...
Pinata Alcohol inks on cups

Jacquard Pinata Drips on Cups and Saucers

The vibrant colours of the Jacquard Pinata alcohol inks are stunningly showcased here against the background of white ceramic. The alcohol base means that the ink dries to an indelible and moisture resistant finish. The effects of the inks vary ...
Toy made from felt balls

Caterpillar made from Felted Balls

It is great fun making felt balls – especially with the help from enthusiastic children! The balls can be used to make jewellery, toys, mobiles, embellishments, costume and more. Felt is made from wool fibres, and Merino wool is particularly ...
Rug Yarn Delivery

COVID-19 – Stock & Website Implications

In one way or another, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on all of us. George Weil & Sons Ltd has continued operating during these difficult times, providing materials and tools for artists, students and craft enthusiasts. Stock Problems ...
Christmas 2020

Happy Christmas 2020 & Looking forward to 2021

The team at George Weil would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Joyful Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year. With 2021 just over a week away, we will all be reflecting on the events of ...
Felt made in a washing machine

Feltmaking in a Washing Machine!

A quick and easy method of making felt in a washing machine – just parcel up and throw in with your usual wash. Felt is created by agitating wool fibres until they mat together to form a non-woven fabric. The ...
Ice dyed cushion cover

Ice Dyeing with Procion MX Dyes

Ice dyeing is a technique for creating random patterning on fabrics (or fibres and yarns!). The dyeing method below uses Procion MX dyes on cotton fabric.   Here is how Cara created her one-of-a-kind ice dyed cushion covers for her ...

Natural Dyeing with Designer Alice Temperley

We’re thrilled to have been mentioned in an article by Rachael Dove in The Evening Standard recently. “How to dye your old clothes with Alice Temperley” shares how to bring new life to discarded garments – using Fibrecrafts Natural Dyes! ...
Batik patterned cloth

Batik Wax Printing using Procion MX Dyes

In Batik, melted wax is applied to fabric to act as a resist to dye or paint. The wax is applied using a carved wooden block or stamp, or free hand with a tjanting or brush. When the wax has ...