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ALEX NICHOLS FREESTYLE WEAVING

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STORY OF AN ARTIST

Alex Nichols

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.

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I like to create unexpected, outside-the-box art. I also create Memory Weavings using favorite clothing and mementos from a loved one. I made one for two sisters whose grandfather passed away. He loved Yosemite and his dogs, so I used two of his flannel shirts, an ornament of his dog, and Yosemite patches to create a one-of-a-kind wall hanging.

Alex Nichols

 
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CONTACT ME

Thank you for your interest. Prices range between $100-$1000 depending on length. For a quote, custom memory weaving or theme requests, please contact Lori Nichols.

760-822-2058

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MY PORTFOLIO

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SEA GREEN

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NATIVE COLORS

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TURTLES

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PEPPERMINT

 
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TASSEL CLEF

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CHARMED

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AUTUMN

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UNDER THE SEA

 
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NATIVE AMERICAN

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SUMMER DAY

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NATIVE DREAMS

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PARADISE & PATRIOTIC

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TROPICAL

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BUTTERFLY

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FIREWORKS

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GRAPES

 
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THE SMALLEST ANIMALS

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THE GARDEN

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PUPPIES!

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DEEP SEA

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DC SUPERHEROES

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I LOVE PUPPIES!

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MINIONS

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EGYPTIAN

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GRANDFATHER'S MEMORY

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JAZZ

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ACOUSTIC

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GONE FISHING

 
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EXHIBITS

SOPHIE'S KENSINGTON GALLERY

WEAVELIFE STUDIO

RANCHO PENASQUITOS LIBRARY

SOLANA BEACH LIBRARY

 

ENCINITAS CITY HALL

ENCINITAS RECREATION & SENIOR CENTER

STATE PARKS OFFICE LIBERTY STATION

LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUTISM!

 

MAINLY MOZART

Art of Autism Events in El Cajon, La Jolla, San Diego

RADICAL INCLUSION GIFT FAIR

Rancho Bernardo Church

SAN DIEGO STATE AUTISM CENTER EXHIBIT

SDSU

MIRACOSTA COLLEGE

Library Exhibit

 

ART OF AUTISM WEBSITE

Featured several times

BROOKS GALLERY

Oceanside

ARTICLE ABOUT ME IN SD VOYAGER MAGAZINE

Interview by Patrick Harris

MEMORY WEAVINGS

Using ties, shirts, belts, collars, jewelry, and keepsakes from loved ones.

CUSTOM & THEMED WEAVINGS

ocean, fishing, spring, Hawaii, Austrailia, antique jewelry collection, nature

OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART

Exhibit featuring music themes

POWAY PERFORMING ARTS

Art of Autism Exhibit

CARLSBAD LIBRARY

Exhibit and Blog

 

SAN DIEGO REPERTORY THEATRE

Neurodiverse Artists

SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF ARTS

Del Mar

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