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Hopewell WeavingHopewell WeavingContact: Jennie Hawkey
The art and craft of weaving has inspired Jennie Hawkey for over 30 years, both as an artist and a teacher. She is the owner of Hopewell Weaving and teaches weaving to both beginning and more advanced weavers. Jennie has a passion for teaching and has presented at weaving workshops and festivals in addition to teaching students at her home.
Working from her home studio located in Hopewell, Illinois, she produces handwoven creations using four and eight harness looms. Though she specializes in hand weaving, Jennie is also adept at leatherwork and embroidery, often combining her skills to create intricately detailed pieces. She studied leather craft with Kathryn Brenne, founder the of the Academy of Fine Sewing and Design in North Bay, Ontario and and has used the skills she acquired at the academy to develop a line of purses and accessories.
Jennie is an active member of the Illinois arts community. she is a long-time member of the Handweavers’ Guild of Peoria, President of the newly formed Prairie Fiber Arts Guild and a founding member of Three Sisters Folk Art School.