Friday, 24 April 2009

Felted Flowers by Ruth Beer

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Above is a detail from a piece of Ruth Beer's stunning felt work. Ruth felted the colourful flowers from Fibrecrafts wool tops and then added stitching and sequins for a 3d effect. Here is a link to Ruth's page so that you can see the entire piece or you can browse the whole of the Fact File to see other felt making ideas

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Institute of European Design

We often get positive feedback about our service and we're very grateful that so many of you make the effort to contact us and thank us. This email was sent from the Institute of European Design and we feature it here with two of the photographs that accompanied it.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and everyone at Fibrecrafts (now George Weil) for your help and participation in my Fibre Materials seminar at the Institute of European Design. Thank you so much for the rush service, It was spectacular. The quality of the goods was also excellent and lead to some great projects. Your professionalism and personal attention speak well not only of your business, but of your country. Expect another order from the IED soon, as they have asked me to do the same seminar in Rome.

My heartfelt thanks,
Troy Robert Nachtigall

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Another Celebration!

Schacht have brought out a special limited edition of the 8 Shaft Baby Wolf in walnut wood and the Matchless Spinning Wheel in cherry wood to mark their 40th Anniversary.

They're also running a competition 'I made it on my Schacht' (see more, the web site will open in a separate window).

Let us know if you enter the contest as we would love to see what you have created and we will add a link from the Blog. Visit our website to see the range of equipment available from Schacht

Louët Celebrate 35 years of trading!

To mark their anniversary, Louët are offering a FREE loom bench when you order any of the following Louët looms: David*, Spring*, Delta*, Magic Dobby, Octado* and Megado or a FREE skeinwinder when you order any of the following spinning wheels: S10*, S51DT*, S75DT* and S15*
Louët Megado Loom
The offer applies to any order (for the products specified above) placed through George Weil. The items marked * are available to special order from George Weil, as are any of the Louët products. Please ring 01483 565800 or email us for further information.

If you would like to know a little more about the history of these quality weaving and spinning products, visit the Louet web site and click on the link 'History' (the page will open in a separate window).