Aloha, and welcome to Hawai’i Handweavers’ Hui (HHH), a 501(c)3 membership based organization founded in 1953 to promote handweaving in our community. Starting on Oahu and now with branches on both Oahu and the Big Island, our 100+ members teach weaving and spinning within our schools, universities, and community centers. Through ongoing mentorship to new weavers and spinners, we perpetuate the joy of our craft.
Weaving has transitioned over the last century from a common everyday activity into a contemporary craft and art form. In many ways, the processes have remained the same throughout history, but today the product, whether functional or not, is inherently a personal statement. As a group, or hui, we embrace our varied personal efforts while encouraging both excellence and creativity. Our work is reflective of our member-artisans, whether island grown or from far-flung locations, who represent diverse walks of life and all levels of expertise. Enveloped in fellowship and encouragement, we are inspired to learn from each other; and pooled knowledge spurs creativity and understanding. We are weavers, spinners, dyers, artists and educators who share a passion for fiber.
Activities include workshops, community demonstrations and sales, membership meetings on Oahu and the Big Island, spinning and knitting get-togethers, and support of the weaving and spinning classes offered through Honolulu Museum of Art School and Island Yarn & Art Supplies in Kona. In the pursuit of excellence, we also organize a juried biennial exhibition and an annual scholarship given to a deserving student.