ALEX NICHOLS FREESTYLE WEAVING
STORY OF AN ARTIST
Alex Nichols is a free style weaver who follows the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which represents embracing imperfection.
Using a Saori loom and various hand weaving techniques, Alex creates wild and free wall hangings mixing textures and vibrant colors using yarn and unconventional materials such as strips of fabric from clothing like Aloha shirts, wire ribbon, jewelry, and toys.
Strings are left unfinished, tufts of roving are stuffed in, and items dangle to create an impressionist piece that delights and surprises viewers when they spy an unexpected item.
Alex is an artist with special needs who expresses himself through weaving and painting.
I like to create unexpected, outside-the-box art. My mom and I also create Memory Weavings using favorite clothing and mementos from a loved one. We just finished one for a lady whose grandfather passed away. He loved Yosemite and his dogs, so we used two of his flannel shirts, an ornament of his dog, and several patches to create a one-of-a-kind wall hanging.
Thank you for your interest. Prices range between $60-$200 depending on length. For a quote, custom memory weaving or theme requests, please contact Lori Nichols.
UNDER THE SEA
PARADISE & PATRIOTIC
SOPHIE'S KENSINGTON GALLERY
RANCHO PENASQUITOS LIBRARY
SOLANA BEACH LIBRARY
ENCINITAS CITY HALL
ENCINITAS RECREATION & SENIOR CENTER
STATE PARKS OFFICE LIBERTY STATION
LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUTISM!
Art of Autism Events in El Cajon, La Jolla, San Diego
RADICAL INCLUSION GIFT FAIR
Rancho Bernardo Church
SAN DIEGO STATE AUTISM CENTER EXHIBIT
ART OF AUTISM WEBSITE
Featured several times
ARTICLE ABOUT ME IN SD VOYAGER MAGAZINE
Interview by Patrick Harris
Using ties, shirts, belts, collars, jewelry, and keepsakes from loved ones.
CUSTOM & THEMED WEAVINGS
ocean, fishing, spring, Hawaii, Austrailia, antique jewelry collection, nature