Who are the Holy Trinity Weavers?




Hans Franzen-Nicholson is a retired professional handweaver whose work has been sold through prestigious stores in the USA, such as Neiman Marcus, Paul Stewart, Bergdorf Goodman and Macy’s, as well as upscale stores in Tokyo, Japan. He has demonstrated his craft in the window of Saks Fifth Avenue, where his merchandise was featured in “Proper Settings” in the Table Linen Boutique.













Phil Franzen-Nicholson learned the craft of weaving from Hans. The duo have been featured for many years doing spinning and weaving demonstrations in the Dutchess County and other fairs and expositions, and at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, to promote the use of wool and to introduce their craft to a younger generation.



From scarves, shawls, lap-robes and placemats, our interests have lately broadened to producing liturgical items such as stoles, tippets, frontals and other fine linens.











We no longer weave commercially, but for the past several years have been producing articles for fundraising by non-profit and religious organizations. Our main interest at this time is the fund for renovating the pipe organ of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in the Village of Pawling, New York. Receipts from all sales go directly to this fund.





Demonstrating our work at the Dutchess County (New York) Fair.










We maintain a limited stock of products, but we are constantly adding new items as we let our looms sing along. The pictures on these pages represent some of our in-house stock. Much of the charm of handweaving comes from making unique pieces tailored to specific situations. We are happy to discuss orders for specialty items.


Our contact information is available on our home page.





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