Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center is a non-profit that preserves, promotes, and teaches the craft of hand-weaving.
They run a unique artisan program that teaches weaving to people who are blind, visually-impaired, and anyone 55 and older.
They worked with a synagogue in Connecticut on a project to create hand woven torah covers. The director of the weaving center, the designer of the woven fabric, the weaver of the fabric, the synagogue and CustomJudaica collaborated, planned, and measured for a year and a half to to bring this fantastic, one of a kind project to fruition. The fabric is woven in a structure called “double weave”, and the yarn was all cotton. The colors were beautiful and vibrant. Many weavers are afraid to cut into their woven fabric, but Margery of CustomJudaica, is also a weaver, and this project was a delightful challenge. The woven fabric was also used to create torah binders.