When Velma and Rev. Otto Schroedel founded Woods Hall, Velma chose weaving as the first craft to help island residents stay busy and support themselves through the long Madeline Island winters.
It’s fitting because the island always has benefited from an interwoven community. During Woods Hall’s more than 50 years, it has enjoyed support from the entire island community. Even those who have not chosen to become Woods Hall artisans have eagerly helped in other ways, starting with the community construction project that built the Woods Hall building.
Making purchases at the shop is a favorite way for islanders and island-lovers to support Woods Hall. But many community members also help with donations of finances or time. We always welcome involvement, knowing part of our mission is to nurture community relationships on Madeline Island.