Since 2009, our Artisan program has been dedicated to teaching hand-weaving to Hartford-area seniors, and people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. Learning and mastering the ancient art of weaving enhances the Artisans' self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. The Weaving Center provides a safe-place to escape the isolation common to people in their circumstances; they become valuable members of a community of artisans where they are supported artistically. Artisans produce beautiful handwoven scarves, throws, wall hangings, and more that are sold to the general public.
The Weaving Center is supported by a small staff and wonderful volunteers. Some volunteers have extensive weaving knowledge, and others are happy to help in any way they can.
In addition, we offer weaving classes and workshops for people of all ages and abilities. All proceeds from our Class and Workshop programs support our Artisan Program. Explore all learning opportunities listed under Classes/Workshops. We are also an authorized Schacht Loom dealer and can help with any of your equipment needs.
Whatever your interest or ability, we would love for you to tour the Weaving Center or shop year-round, from Monday through Friday, or contact us to learn more about how you can join us. Check our Events calendar for updated exhibits and other opportunities to see us in Hartford, and around New England.
Please visit our online store to shop a selection of our hand-woven items and support our artisan program. We ship nationwide!
Our Vision for the Future:
We will be widely-known as a bustling and thriving community hub.
The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center is committed to being a welcoming, accessible community that actively works to create a kinder and more equitable world for everyone. Our diverse community unites people from different backgrounds and experiences to learn from each other and uncover their own unique skills. We challenge assumptions about disabilities and aging and show that everyone deserves an opportunity for creative expression. We recognize we have a responsibility not only to open our doors wider, but also to understand and work to change the racial and gender inequities that hurt us all.
Board Approved 4/8/2021