Sunday, 27 January 2008

Spot the Difference?

Not to sit idle, we have since replaced the website mentioned below with the new George Weil website, Jan 2011

We hope you like the new look of the Fibrecrafts website. The design is in transition and we hope you'll be patient with us while we weed out any problems that still remain.

Please post your feedback and comments on this blog as it will help us to provide our best service to you.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Dispersed Dyes and Paints

With such a diverse range of textile related products we often wonder what happens to them and how they are used once they leave FIBRECRAFTS for homes, workshops and classrooms.

We try to offer you first-hand advice and usage instructions for all the products and most of them have been used or experimented with by the staff. But just how many different ways can you apply paints and dyes? And who are we to tell you how to use them!

This print was made by Linda
Chapman using heat-transfer paints
made from disperse dyes
The Embroidery magazine gives us some clues. Their feature 'Transfer Printing on Textiles' from the January/February 2008 issue names us as a supplier for transfer paint and disperse dyes and ideas of how to use them are also offered.

We're delighted to see the samples of printed work by designers Barbara Massey and Helen Rogers. Their fine work certainly shows the potential of the transfer paints.

The outstanding publication, Embroidery is available through the Embroiderers' Guild web site and features articles and reviews on the textile arts.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Pics and Cake

Here is a photograph we had taken today in readiness for the Surrey Business Awards!

We are almost complete except for Howard who wasn't working today (click here to meet the current team). The photograph includes (back row) Allison, Susan, Ruth, Jo, Julie, Ian, (front row) Sharon, Dave and Sylvia.

Sylvia retired two years ago after working for Fibrecrafts for more than 15 years. She still maintains a welcome link by performing the role of 'House Mother' which involves providing us with essential supplies.

Sylvia also keeps a close eye on the Birthday Diary which triggers the delights of tea-time chocolate cake. Todays tea-time chocolate cake was eagerly received by Ian who is celebrating his 21st birthday today - for the 45th time!

Thursday, 3 January 2008


The new year of 2008 has tip-toed in behind the hustle and bustle of Christmas and brings with it the promise of resolution.

Wikipedia defines it as 'a commitment that an individual makes to a project or a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous.'

Whatever it is that you have decided to commit to or change, the staff here at Fibrecrafts take this opportunity to wish you every success and happiness for the coming year