Useful Websites

A number of links to websites that compliment our product range of traditional craft supplies, including websites for Guilds, the crafts people who use our products, course information, free tutorials, blogs and more.


ART TECHNIQUES

The ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS Magazine website includes “How to Guides”, competitions, events and exhibitions – use their search function to find articles such as “Top Tips for using Masking Fluid” and “Watercolour Demo: When to paint the foreground first”


The DALER ROWNEY “INSPIRE ME” page allows you to select your level of experience, specify the techniques you are interested in, and choose from a selection of surfaces to provide you with countless links to projects and “how-to’s”.


Artist Dan Scott’s DRAW PAINT ACADEMY is designed to provide easy to understand, high-level art education through a series of Ebooks, videos, and articles.


The WINSOR & NEWTON MASTERCLASS provides learning tools for artists’ using products from the Winsor & Newton range.
View the range of Winsor & Newton artist products available from George Weil >

DYEING

ASSOCIATION OF GUILDS OF WEAVERS, SPINNERS AND DYERS – the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship. Provides information about local guilds, the Summer School, events and more.


Paula Burch’s ALL ABOUT HAND DYEING contains information about batik, immersion dyeing, tie-dyeing, plus technical advice about the dyes and chemicals used.


THE BATIK GUILD – members include professional artists, amateur artists, teachers, students and those that simply enjoy doing batik.


USA based JACQUARD textile products including paints, dyes, inks and pigments.
View the range of Jacquard paints & dyes available from George Weil >


NATURE’S RAINBOW – a charming blog inspired by Sue Dye and Ashley Walker’s love of growing their own natural dyes.

FABRIC & SILK PAINTING

THE GUILD OF SILK PAINTERS is a non-profit making organisation run by volunteers to promote the art of silk painting.


US based JACQUARD textile products including paints, dyes, inks and pigments.
View the range of Jacquard paints & dyes available from George Weil >

FELT MAKING

FELTMAKERS is the website for the IFA – the International Feltmakers Association, which was formed to foster worldwide interest in felt, to promote members’ work and keep members in contact with one another for exchange of knowledge and ideas.


FELTMAKERS IRELAND a voluntary organisation with members throughout Ireland, Feltmakers Ireland was founded in 2003 in response to a growing interest in felt making.

JEWELLERY & MODEL MAKING

ART CLAY WORLD, JAPAN  Headquarters of Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd manufacturer of Art Clay Silver Clays.
As a UK supplier for Art Clay World, the Art Clay Silver clays are available from this website


BRITISH POLYMER CLAY GUILD is open to all who are interested in polymer clay – from beginners through to professionals.


Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery developed the MCSJ DIPLOMA IN SILVER METAL CLAY PRPFICIENCY which is widely recognised as the most thorough and comprehensive metal clay qualification in the world. If you want to work seriously with metal clay, this is the qualification for you


At the METAL CLAY ACADEMY you will find everything you need to know about metal clay, including the best resources and information from the internet, metal clay teachers and experts around the world.


SUE HEASER is a professional crafts woman whose skills range from polymer clay and Art Clay silver, glass engraving and puppet-making to textile crafts and pottery. She founded the Polymer Clay Pit in 1985 which she sold to George Weil & Sons Ltd in December 2008 to make way for more time to teach and write. Visit her web site to learn more about Sue, her books and the workshops and classes she holds at a studio near Diss, Norfolk.

PRINT MAKING

EAST LONDON PRINTMAKERS (ELP) is a group of contemporary artist-printmakers based in Hackney. ELP manage a spacious and modern printmaking studio which provides an open access facility for printmakers, and run workshops and educational programmes for its members and the general public. ELP also organise exhibitions for its members.


US based SPEEDBALL ART manufacture textile paints and inks and other craft items.
View the range of Speedball Art screen printing and block printing products available from George Weil >

SPINNING

ASHFORD WHEELS & LOOMS offer an extensive choice of spinning and weaving equipment all the way from New Zealand. Their website contains a huge resource for the hand spinners and weavers who use Ashford tools
View the range of Ashford spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >


ASSOCIATION OF GUILDS OF WEAVERS, SPINNERS AND DYERS – the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship. Provides information about local guilds, the Summer School, events and more.


KROMSKI quality spinning and weaving equipment from Poland. Check out the Kromski YouTube channel for an extensive selection of informative videos about their products.
View the range of Kromski spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >


THE LOOM EXCHANGE deals with second hand weaving and spinning equipment and textile books


LOUET quality spinning and weaving equipment from the Netherlands. Louet’s Support section continues to expand and provides expert product information.
View the range of Louet spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >


The SCHACHT SPINDLE COMPANY INCORPORATED, Colorado manufacture high quality spinning and weaving tools and equipment. Schacht’s Product Support section answers any question you may have about their products.
View the range of Schacht spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >

WEAVING

ASHFORD WHEELS & LOOMS offer an extensive choice of spinning and weaving equipment all the way from New Zealand. Their website contains a huge resource for the hand spinners and weavers who use Ashford tools
View the range of Ashford spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >


ASSOCIATION OF GUILDS OF WEAVERS, SPINNERS AND DYERS – the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship. Provides information about local guilds, the Summer School, events and more.


BRITISH TAPESTRY GROUP – promoting the development of woven tapestry.


GAV GLIMAKRA manufacture high quality weaving tools and equipment.
View the range of GAV Glimakra weaving products available from George Weil >


Kelly Cassonova’s WEAVING FOR ALL LEVELS includes a number of free online weaving projects, plus a wide choice of payable weaving courses which include video, PDFs and step-by-step instructions.


KROMSKI quality spinning and weaving equipment from Poland. Check out the Kromski YouTube channel for an extensive selection of informative videos about their products.
View the range of Kromski spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >


THE LOOM EXCHANGE deals with second hand weaving and spinning equipment and textile books


LOUET quality spinning and weaving equipment from the Netherlands. Louet’s Support section continues to expand and provides expert product information.
View the range of Louet spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >


The SCHACHT SPINDLE COMPANY INCORPORATED, Colorado manufacture high quality spinning and weaving tools and equipment. Schacht’s Product Support section answers any question you may have about their products.
View the range of Schacht spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >


WEAVERS HAND specifically for those interested in Tablet Weaving, Kumihimo, and Ply-splitting


THE WEAVE SHED is a website for weave designers with a portfolio practice, payee, mills, independent, designer makers, tapestry, artists, educators and students

GENERAL INTEREST

FREE E-BOOKS FROM PROJECT GUTENBERG. Search for Ethel Mairet’s Vegetable Dyes and other craft titles (use keywords such as ‘dyes’, ‘spinning’ & ‘weaving’.


LOW-IMPACT LIVING INITIATIVE (LILI) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to help people reduce their impact on the environment, improve their quality of life, gain new skills, live in a healthier and more satisfying way, have fun and save money

 

Please note that George Weil & Sons Ltd is not responsible for the content of external websites.