Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

We'll be here up to lunchtime Christmas Eve and then back again on Tuesday 4th January 2011. If you'd like to place an order, the website will remain open and we will attend to it as soon as we return.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Last Orders!


The last post for 1st Class Royal Mail is Tuesday 21st December.

We'll be here as usual, so if you do have any last minute Christmas shopping, give us a ring before noon and will we try our hardest to get your parcels to you by Wednesday 22nd.

Please bear in mind that we're up against the weather!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Read All About It!!

We're coming up to the end of our special offer of FREE postage on orders over £10.00.  If you place an order by 17th December 2010 you can still benefit from this saving. 

The 20% saving on the craft Explorer packs and 10% saving on selected starter kits also ends on 17th December 2010.  See our Special Offers section to find out more >>

The Explorer packs include feltmaking, silk painting, knitting & dyeing, batik, needle felting, silk papermaking, hand spinning, weaving, glass painting and paper making.  Alone they make wonderful presents, and if you buy a book on the subject, even better!  You can visit the Bookshop anytime (it's open 24/7!) to browse the craft sections >>
Books are a great way to learn about crafts


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Forecast looks Fair

The snow was pretty bad here in Surrey on Thursday and Friday, but the members of staff that made it in didn't let it phase them.

Here's what Managing Director Ian Bowers had to say about Thursday, 'Yesterday the three of us (but I didn't contribute much) handled £2.5K of sales and shifted a full car load of parcels to the Post Offics but the Courier did not come'.

Although the roads were still in a treacherous condition on Friday, the three members of staff became four, and we should be back on track by the close of business on Monday.

Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

SNOW STOPS PLAY?

No! George Weil is open for business as usual although the team is reduce to just 3. We will try to take your calls, answer your emails and process your orders with the same commitment as usual. The local main roads are cleared and gritted and Royal Mail didn't let us down last year, they are only limited by where they will be required to deliver.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Selectasine Screen Printing System

The manufacturers of the Selectasine screen printing binders have now sent us an explanation, and helpful user advice, for the replacement of Selectasine solvent based binder TS125 for the acrylic based binder SF20:

'Due to ever increasing environmental legislation and the impact of REACH regulations, we will no longer be able to supply the Binder TS125. This will be replaced with the more environmentally friendly Binder SF20, and below are the details of the differences between the two systems:

Solvent-Based Binder TS125
Acrylic/butadiene co polymer with white spirit
Imparts a soft handle
Imparts good wash/dry properties
Imparts good dry rub fastness properties
Suitable for T Shirt or fashion garment market
Low curing temperature
High white spirit odour

Acrylic-based Binder SF20

Solvent free acrylic based binder system
Imparts a soft handle
Imparts good fastness to wash and dry clean
Imparts good wet and dry rub fastness
Primarily designed for educational and craft establishments
Introduced to meet ever increasing environmental concerns

The Binder SF20 has a higher viscosity than the Binder TS125 and can appear to produce cleaner brighter, stronger prints so the amounts of colour used in a system may be reduced. Alternatively the viscosity of the Binder SF20 can be reduced with the addition of either Ammonium Sulphate solution or Diammonium Phosphate solution.
The optimum temperature for curing the Binder SF20 is 150°c for 4 – 5 minutes, however the temperature can be reduced but the time will increase.

The information given herein and otherwise supplied to users is based upon our general experience and where applicable, on the results of tests on samples of typical manufacture. Therefore we recommend that a sample of product for evaluation in the users system prior to production. However because of the many factors outside our knowledge and control which can affect the use of these products, we cannot accept liability for injury, loss or damage resulting from reliance upon such information'


Find out more about the Selectasine Screen Printing System...

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

SAVE on Polymer Clays

OFFER NOW ENDED


ALL polymer clays are on offer at
www.polymerclaypit.co.uk
through to Monday 29th November 2010.  Save 10% on FIMO, Sculpey and Kato, 15% on Sculpey play sets and 20% on Studio Sculpey - what's more, there's still FREE postage on all orders over £10.00 until 17th December 2010!

Polymer clay is a highly versatile modelling medium that can be heat hardened at low temperatures in a domestic oven.  Once baked, it becomes hard with a smooth surface, making it ideal for modellers, jewellery makers and doll makers.  Select any image below to find out more about the polymer clays.



Friday, 5 November 2010

1st Class Savings with George Weil...

Are you starting to plan for Christmas?  To help with the cost, George Weil are pleased to offer FREE delivery to UK addresses for orders over £10!   This saving is extended until 17th December 2010

Friday, 1 October 2010

Pssst, did you know...

that George Weil supply paints and dyes to major film studios?

Regular orders have been received from the Leavesden Film Studios, makers of the successful Harry Potter movies and our most recent has arrived from Blackbeard Productions Ltd, for the exciting Pirates of the Caribbean 4.  Ahoy there me hearties!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Let George look after you...

Do you buy products from us regularly, or would like to if you could justify the expense?

Becoming a member of the George Weil Society is a great way to make savings. For just £19.50 a year, you can save 10% on most products and get free delivery on all orders delivered within the UK.

What's more, if you buy a membership at the same time as placing an order, you get discount and free postage for the goods in your shopping bag!

Find out more about the benefits you can receive from your membership.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Pretty Buttons for Summer Knits?

Have you had a chance to look around the Fact File at George Weil?

We've added pages to get you started with both polymer clay and Art Clay silver clay and the simple techniques will have you hooked in no time!

A great project to start with is Button Making with Polymer Clay, written by expert Sue Heaser. Once oven baked, polymer clay is a durable and versatile material for making buttons. You can choose the exact colour to match your yarn or you can create faux stone effects such as jade. It is even possible to simulate metal using metallic powder or by adding foil to the surface.

Hand crafted buttons made from polymer clay by Sue Heaser
This assortment of buttons were designed and made by Sue Heaser. Pop in to the Fact File to learn more.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

We've been away...

but now we're back!

Modern technology gives us the tools to store, retrieve and share information. We celebrate the marvels of the internet, email, and even telephones - but when we find ourselves without them, we 'die'.

About 5 weeks ago, our main computer system fell over. This disabled us to the point of going back to the typewriter and traditional book-keeping. Our exceptional staff quickly picked up the slack and seamlessly continued with our quality service, we hope you didn't notice. If you were one of the very few whose orders were affected, please accept our apologies.

We're now all tech'd up again and the neglected web sites, unsent news letters, and abandoned blog can now get some much needed attention!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Screen Printing Supplies at George Weil

The range of screen printing supplies have been increased to include the Selectasine screen printing system.

This system is simple, economic and flexible in use. It produces a soft finish and has outstanding fastness on fabric. Although designed for screen printing, it can also be brushed, sprayed and blocked. This self-mix premium ink is ideal for use in schools and colleges where budget is a factor and also for experienced printers who will enjoy the flexibility of the system, find out more...!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Old Photographs

We found this photo (click to enlarge) amongst a box full of other photos which had become 'lost' when Fibrecrafts and George Weil first moved here to Peasmarsh more than 10 years ago.

The photo shows two customers in the showroom at the cottage in Eashing Lane. The lady appears to be buying a locker hook and the gentleman is spinning a thread on the Schacht Matchless spinning wheel. Does anyone know their names?

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Star of the Show

Schacht Wolf LoomMonty Don presents a new BBC 2 series 'Mastercrafts', celebrating the nation's craftsmanship and the recent renaissance in traditional crafts. The series kicks off on 12th February 2010 at 9pm and amongst the 6 episodes can be seen Margo Selby, Weaver and Woven Textile Designer.

Margo contacted us to see if we could get hold of three 8 shaft Schacht Mighty Wolf looms for use in the filming. We were able to oblige and look forward to seeing the episode in which they are featured.

Take a look at these special looms at www.georgeweil.com

Friday, 5 February 2010

Fastest Delivery Yet?

Clay cutters from Polymer Clay Pitor "Clay cutters wind their way from Peasmarsh, Surrey to Aukland, New Zealand in just 4 days"

After emailing the customer in New Zealand to advise that the goods could take between 10-15 working days to arrive, the satisfied customer replied to say she had already received them!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Foxy Lady

We've had ducks and floods in the car park and now we have foxes!


This lovely lady was spotted in the snow but by the time I had got to the window she'd disappeared around the side of the building. Much to our delight, we looked out the window at the back and discovered there are two of them!

We haven't got a photo of her very handsome mate but I did managed to snap her when she came back for another mosey round the car park.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Snow Deliveries from George Weil

The snow's still thick on the ground but most of the George Weil team are back at work.

We're happy to say that your parcels are being dispatched to the postman and courier. We don't have much control over what happens next but as long as the weather continues to improve, there should no longer be any delays.

Please contact us if you have not received your goods within 14 days. Tel: 01483 565800 or email: esales@georgeweil.com



Like the snowmen? Take a look at our page in the George Weil Fact File to find out more about how they were made...

Thursday, 7 January 2010

In the Thick of It

It's our turn to be in the thick of it! Travel conditions make it impossible for us to be fully manned but the stalwarts here at George Weil are dedicated to providing a service whatever the weather.

Our skeleton staff are working on your orders and will endeavour to entice Royal Mail to pick them up as soon as possible.

We're so sorry that we can't live up to our normal level of next day delivery but we're determined that you'll have your goods as soon as the snow and ice will allow.

Monday, 4 January 2010