Nearly four years ago, a weaving workshop began at Newtown Cultural Arts Commission’s original HealingNewtown Arts Space.
The weaving program was the brainchild of longtime weaver Hanna Roehrs of Sandy Hook. Her idea was to teach students a creative activity that takes a good amount of calm focus, leaving other thoughts behind, in a mutually supportive environment. After word got out, donations of looms, tools and yarn arrived from all over the Northeast from individuals and weaving guilds.
Since then, the Weaving Newtown workshop, now located at Newtown Congregational Church (14 West Street), has grown quite a bit, with five floor looms and even more table looms, all necessary tools, yarns, and even a reference library.
Anyone can learn to weave for the first time when they are ready; we teach as new folks arrive, and give individual instruction to each weaver, wherever they are in their weaving journey. Drop in for a complementary visit, and see if weaving is something you’d like to try.
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