Hetty Friedman's Profile
Brooklyn-born Hetty fell in love with weaving at a Connecticut arts camp at age 13 and has never looked back. Weaving has been a part of her life through an MFA, MBA and a 30-year management career in the garment industry. Her newest project, run under her label Hetty Friedman Designs which was previously named Crafts for cause, puts her in partnership with a Fair Trade Weaver’s Cooperative in Solola, Guatemala, where she travels several times per year to provide design direction and business support.
Friedman weaves on a 36” 4 harness Le Clerc loom, which dominates the 3rd floor studio in her 1860 Mansard Victorian home in Newton, Massachusetts. Her work is inspired by Joseph and Annie Albers, Matisse, Picasso and Guatemalan indigenous weavers. She often hand paints her yarns and combines strong and unusual color combinations that result in unique shadings and patterns. Tactile yarns like rayon, bam…
- Joined December 8, 2009