• Woven Spirit Studio

    with Nancy Escherich

    Hand woven weavings, tapestries and more

  • "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

  • About Nancy

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    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 throughout my life, 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 also enjoy teaching weaving and other handcrafts to people of all ages. I so enjoy the journey of creating with others and being a part of the work others create. Please contact me if you would like to have me teach a class with a circle of friends or family. I also do private lessons.

     

  • Work With Nancy

    Learn the art and craft of weaving

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    Beginning Weaving Workshop

    1 - 4pm Saturdays

    Feb 24, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16 2024

     

    Maximum 6 students per workshop

    $195

     

    In this 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 and perhaps another project.

     

    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
    • 2-3 large paper bags

    Please email me if you are interested in signing up for the workshop: nancye13@gmail.com

     

    I will be teaching the class from my home in Ashland

     

    Private instruction available for small groups or individuals- please contact me

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    Natural Dyeing Workshop

    (coming soon)

    10am - 1pm Saturday and Sunday

     

    Maximum 8 students per workshop

    In this two day worshop, students will learn how to mordant wool and silk fibers, how to create some dye resists, and how to make a few natural dye baths. We will focus on dye stuff that we can gather locally and also use the all time favorites: cochineal or indigo.

     

    Workshop includes:

    • yarn and wool/silk scarves to dye
    • natural dyes and mordants
    • materials to create resists

    Please bring:

    • apron or clothes that can get stained
    • Scissors
    • Notebook and pen

    Private instruction available for small groups or

    individuals- please contact me

  • If you are interested in a commission,

    please contact me!

  • Contact Nancy

    Ashland, OR
    By Appointment Only
    4063706552
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