Tag Archives: Mixed Media

Crafted Creatures

Felted animals

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 […]

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 with mixed media textiles and felt making has now progressed to making and selling her […]

Craft Ideas for Half Term

Crafts for School Holidays

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 […]

Polymer Clay: Embellishment and Inclusions

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 […]

Creating Devore Fabric

Devore Velvet

You can create devore (from the French devorer – 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 […]

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 […]

Block Printing with Speedball Speedy Stamps

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, […]

Unique and Beautiful – a Valentine Card to Keep

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 […]

Calling all Amateur Artists for New TV Series

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 […]

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