Tag Archives: Looms

The Changing Face of Fashion

George Weil came from Alsace, France in 1891 to supply silks linings to the fur trade. As this controversial fashion became unpopular, the family business had to explore other ways of surviving. The craft market was the obvious choice as these finely woven silk fabrics look stunning when painted with silk paints or acid dyes. […]

The Schacht End-Delivery Shuttle

The Schacht End-Delivery Shuttle is designed especially and precisely for handweavers. It is lightweight, comfortable to throw and catch, adjustable to a variety of yarns, and easy to thread. The shuttle has a pirn which remains stationary, instead of a free-spinning bobbin. The weft yarn unwinds off the pirns tip when the shuttle is in […]

The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

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 […]

Water Soluble Yarn for Weaving & Shibori

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 […]

Weaving Looms from GAV Glimarkra AB

We source a huge range of craft materials and equipment from manufacturers across the world. Our selection of weaving looms and tools are chosen from three main suppliers, the Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. in the USA, Lout in The Netherlands, and GAV Glimarkra AB in Sweden. Formerly known as AB Gunnar Anderssons V¤vskedsfabrik, GAV Glimarkra […]

The Ashford Fringe Twister

Ashford Fringe twister

The Ashford Fringe Twister has been designed to make light work of making twisted fringe for handwoven garments, knitted scarves or for needle work projects – the finishing touch to your handmade items. You can also use the finge twister to create corded cotton, or to twist sliver prior to felting it. Features There are […]

Types of Weaving Loom

The range of looms featured on the George Weil website are built by skilled craftsmen from long established manufacturers. There are the GAV Glim¥kra AB looms from Sweden, the Louet looms from the Netherlands, the Schacht looms from America and the Ashford looms from New Zealand. The extended range of looms and other craft materials […]

Weaving and Knitting Yarns

Venne Merino Bio Wool Yarn

The value of a length of woven material lies primarily in the time taken in design, loom preparation, the weaving and the fabric finishing. The cost of the weaving yarn is generally a very small proportion of the final value. At first sight there is a huge range of yarns available to the hand loom […]

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