• Woven Spirit Studio

    with Nancy Escherich

    Hand woven weavings and tapestries

  • "Weaving connects me to the web of life that surrounds and informs us. My work plays with capturing our connection to this larger energetic field"

    ~Nancy Escherich

  • Gallery Shop

    Prices include shipping anywhere in the United States (except Hawaii & Alaska). Ask for rates on international shipping. 

    Dancing Snakes
    2,750.00
    Dancing Snakes is 34’x 62”, wool with linen warp, 5” fringe.
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Alti Plano
    2,000.00
    Size: 24” x 33”
    Wool with cotton warp, hemmed.
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Snake in the Womb
    3,750.00
    Size: 38” x 39”
    Hand dyed wool with cotton warp. Hemmed.
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Autumn
    2,000.00
    Size: 23”x 34”
    Hand dyed wool with linen warp, 3” fringe
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Four Corners
    3,250.00
    Size: 37” x 36”
    Hand dyed wool with cotton warp. Hemmed
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Double Snakes
    2,750.00
    Size: 37” x 37”
    Hand dyed wool with cotton warp
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Earth and Sky
    2,950.00
    Size: 36” x 33”
    Hand dyed wool, handspun wool (for brown) with cotton warp
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Bauhaus 1
    1,750.00
    Size: 23” x 35”
    Wool with linen warp, 3” fringe
    Quantity
    Coming soon
  • About Nancy

    Nancy Escherich

    My great grandmother and grandmother were weavers....

    Weaving is in my bones and I summon it to create the images I weave.

     

    Tapestry has always been a way for me to create and express what I feel within me and witness outside of me. There are universal themes which we understand even if we don’t know how we understand them. Weaving connects me to the web of life that surrounds and informs us. My work plays with capturing our connection to this larger energetic field.

     

    The ideas for my pieces begin in my heartmind. An image takes form while I play with color and patterns. I then draw up the design and place it behind the warp threads of my upright loom. I call in my ancestors, my guardian beings and the living energies thru prayer and invite them to be with me while I weave. The journey begins as my hands, heart, head and spirit bring this new piece into being.

     

    From working with Navajo, Peruvian and Guatemalan weavers and Southwestern Native American potters, my work is influenced by the intricate patterns and designs of the these artists and cultures. I am inspired by the geometric designs of the textiles and pottery of the Americas and all the rich layers of meanings that pulse through the designs.

     

    I invite you to choose a one of a kind tapestry from my Shop. 

  • Work With Nancy

    Learn the art and craft of weaving

    Beginning Weaving Workshop

    10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday

    $195

    Maximum 4 students per workshop

    In this two day workshop, you will learn to warp a 4 harness table loom, learn a few weaving techniques and how to finish a weaving. You will leave with a beautiful, handwoven scarf.

     

    Workshop includes:

    • Use of 4 harness table loom and warping board
    • 4 oz 5/2 cotton warp
    • Warping tools

    Please bring:

    • 4 oz skein of yarn (will discuss options first day)
    • Scissors
    • Measuring tape
    • Notebook and pen

    Private instruction available - please contact me

  • If you are interested in a commission,

    please contact me!

  • Contact Nancy

    Ashland, OR
    By Appointment Only
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