Artist Profile

Hartford Artisans Weaving Center

Medium: Fiber

Description:  Garments and rugs hand-woven by blind & senior artisans

We teach an ancient craft for modern good. The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center runs a unique hand-weaving program for the blind and anyone over 55. In addition to creative satisfaction, artisans benefit from strong social connections. Learning and mastering the craft of weaving enhances the Artisans' self-esteem and sense of accomplishment, and is an antidote to the isolation common to people in their circumstances. Artisans produce beautiful handwoven scarves, throws, wall hangings, and more that are sold to the public.

Tour Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 40 Woodland Street


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