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 to create, course information, blogs and more. Please note that George Weil & Sons Ltd is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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


Paula Burch’s All About Hand Dyeing contains information about batik, immersion dyeing, tie-dyeing, plus technical advice about the dyes and chemicals used.


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.


The Batik Guild – members include professional artists, amateur artists, teachers, students and those that simply enjoy doing batik.

 


British Polymer Clay Guild is open to all who are interested in polymer clay – from beginners through to professionals.

 

 


British Tapestry Group – promoting the development of woven tapestry.

 


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.

 

 


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.


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.


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

 

The Guild of Silk Painters is a non-profit making organisation run by volunteers to promote the art of silk painting.

 


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


Kromski Wheels & LoomsQuality spinning and weaving equipment from Kromski in Poland.  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


Quality spinning and weaving equipment from Louet in the Netherlands.  View the range of Louet spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >

 


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

 


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.

 


Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery developed the MCSJ Diploma in Silver Metal Clay Proficiency 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

 


Natural Dyes International research natural dyes and pigments, share information and educate the public about the history of the rich tradition and use of natural dyes.

 


Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg. Search for Ethel Mairet’s Vegetable Dyes and other craft titles (use keywords such as ‘dyes’, ‘spinning’ & ‘weaving’.

 


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

 


Schacht Spindle Company IncorporatedThe Schacht Spindle Company Incorporated, Colorado who manufacture high quality spinning and weaving tools and equipment View the range of Schacht spinning & weaving products available from George Weil >

 


Speedball Art manufacture textile paints and inks and other craft items. View the range of Speedball Art products available from George Weil >


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.


Textile Arts Directory for everything to do with the textile and fibre crafts


Weavershand, 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