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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Schacht Sidekick Wheel Review

Tried & Tested: Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel

Susan Litton’s review of Schacht’s latest spinning wheel ‘The Sidekick‘: ‘I have been spinning for twenty five years and for a long time have been a very happy owner of a Schacht Matchless wheel. This wheel does everything I could...
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Mixed Media Card 2

Mixed Media Embroidered Message

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...
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Polymer Clay Necklace Black White

Simple Tribal Beads

An ethnic necklace made by a complete novice from left over polymer clay! The ratio of colours was approximately 70:30 black to white, both colours were rolled into logs of the same length. The logs were then placed side by side...
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Felted animals

Crafted Creatures

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...
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Scrapbooking ideas

Scrap Booking Ideas

The handmade books featured on this page have been made from Lokta paper. The handmade Lokta paper is made from the bark of the Daphne tree which regenerates after a few years, ensuring resources are never depleted. Skeleton leaves, paper...
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Glistening Angelina Fibres

Magical Angelina Fibres

The glistening Angelina fibres can be used in a number of ways. This 15 denier synthetic fibre has a low melting point. This means it can be fused together easily to make a flat sheet. Fusing the Fibres using boiling...
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Nuno felt silk chiffon

Nuno Felting

Nuno felting is an effective felt making technique where wool fibres are placed on an open weave fabric and then felted until the wool fibres shrink, making the fabric pucker. The fabric puckers as the wool fibre shrinks Merino Wool...
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Crafts for School Holidays

Craft Ideas for Half Term

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...
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Strap woven on an inkle loom

Decorative woven straps, bands & belts

Tablet Weaving Tablet weaving is an ancient technique for weaving decorative bands of cloth for use as belts or straps. The equipment takes up only a limited amount of space and provides a surprising diversity in patterning, depending on the...
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Susan Felix

New boy Felix woos George Weil staff

The newest member of our team popped in with Mum on Thursday – much to our delight! Now Felix, what would you like to do? Packing room, order processing, buying, website, accounts or warehouse? You’re most welcome!...
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Painting with dyes

Printing and Painting with Procion MX dyes and Acid dyes

Painting or printing fabric with dyes will leave the fabric with a softer handle than with paints. Painting with Fabric Paints Silk and fabric paints contain pigments that settle on the surface of the fibre from which the fabric is woven...
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Blending 2 Colours Of Polymer Clay 7

Blending Polymer Clay

with Sue Heaser Creating a sheet of clay that blends from one colour to another is a basic technique that you will find has dozens of uses when working with polymer clay. It is most often used in millefiori canes...
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Sheridan Shawl

Weaver Peter Sheridan

This balanced double weave scarf (pictured right) set at 20 epi uses a design from Handwoven magazine. It includes a Celtic Knot in the design with a final size of 25cm x 150cm (10″ x 60″). The back face is...
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