Monday, 7 July 2014

Schacht Zoom Loom - Tried & Tested

The Schacht Zoom Loom is a pin loom that is very easy and comfortable to use. The instructions contain a step by step process of how to use the loom and a selection of projects. The loom has been designed for creating woven squares which can be joined together to create scarves, place mats, throws and other items.

Schacht Zoom Loom

I found the instructions very easy to follow and, even though this was my first go at weaving, I completed my square with ease. Below is my finished square which I wove on the Zoom Loom. I then used the fulling process of rubbing the fabric with soap and water so that it shrinks and pulls together to make a denser fabric.

Hand held mini pin loom

Melissa Ludden Hankens shows how to create a three dimensional box using the Schact Zoom Loom in the project featured on her Yearning to Spin and Weave column on the Schacht website.

Storage box created using the Schacht Zoom Loom

I was surprised at how robust the Schacht Zoom Loom is. The sloping interior edge guides the needle effortlessly through the threads and the handy slot holds the beginning yarn so there is no need for knotting. The Zoom Loom comes in a small and compact carry case so you can take it with you and weave at any time or in any place. 

Lewes Goff

Thursday, 26 June 2014

George Weil Art Shop & Craft Supplies

Directions to George Weil & Sons Ltd
You can order your art and craft supplies from our website but if you prefer to visit, we are open weekdays between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm. You can find us on the A3100 halfway between Godalming and Guildford in Surrey.

A small selection of the products available from George Weil are photographed below.

Merino Wool Tops for Felt Making and Spinning

Merino Wool Tops in warehouse
Large range of artists pastels

Pencils and pastels

Paper for watercolour, drawing, pastels, inks and acrylics
Papers for watercolour, drawing, pastels, inks and acrylics

Paper and card in a selection of colours and weights

Colourful paper and card 
Shelves full of acrylic, watercolour and oil paints

  Shelves full of artists paints

Wool yarns for knitting, crochet and weaving
Silk, wool, cotton and linen yarns for knitting, crochet and weaving

A corner of our show room
A small corner of our Aladdin's cave - natural and dyed wool and silk fibres and felt making equipment