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Hartford Artisans Weaving Center:
BLOCK BY DESIGN

Exhibition runs: July 16 – September 29, 2018
Meet the Weavers: Mon, Aug. 13, 10:30-11:30am

3rd Floor Cultural Corridor (Glass Cases)
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street

This year, the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center presents BLOCK BY DESIGN. A block is a basic unit of design in weaving. The weaver is able to create beautiful patterns by using blocks of various sizes and textures. The block design is determined as the warp goes on the loom. Each different block requires a special threading. As the cloth is woven the weaver can select arrangements, combinations, and sizes of the blocks. More interest is added by the choices of color and texture of the yarns. Block weaves offer the artisans countless possibilities for dynamic designs.

Under the direction of our Creative Director, Fran Curran, the artisans wove multiple examples of block designs. View these handwoven pieces up close and look for block patterns and repeats. Step back and you might find an entirely different pattern.

The Hartford Artisan Weaving Center’s mission is to enrich lives through hand-weaving. The Center is a space where seniors and artisans with low or no vision work together to create quality, handwoven pieces—beautiful fabric, scarves, throws, table runners, and wall hangings.

The Center is located at 42 Woodland Street, Hartford and is open Monday-Thursday 10-6; Friday 10-3 for tours and to shop. The annual open house and sale this year is November 10-11. For more information, visit www.weavingcenter.org.