About us

All Hands to Work Textiles products are designed and manufactured by hand in Western Massachusetts by Emily F. Gwynn. Emily weaves on a Swedish-style loom using techniques and tools that would have been familiar to weavers of the Ancient World. Her goal is to create heirloom-quality functional textiles that enhance the beauty of any home. Emily is a graduate of the apprentice program at the Vävstuga Weaving School in Shelburne Falls where she studied under Becky Ashenden. Hands to Work Textiles has grown out of her learning there. 

HTW is committed to contributing to the economic health of Western Massachusetts. Emily employs local talent for all outsourced labor including machine sewing as well as graphic design and printing. She endeavors to source tools and other necessities from local small businesses. As HTW grows,  Emily hopes to be able to hire a studio assistant and in doing so, support other young weavers in the community. 

Follow Hands to Work Textiles on Facebook or Instagram @handstoworktextiles. For a sneak peek behind the scenes you can follow Emily @efrancesgwynn