Nancy Warren

Mt. Pleasant, SC

I began weaving in 1976, and fell in love.  Since then, amidst working full-time and raising two children, I’ve always found time to weave.

I studied design at the Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas, and in the ensuing years enjoyed many master classes in weaving. My interests gradually broadened into other fiber arts: surface design, felting, beadwork and jewelry.  I am passionate about keeping ancient art forms and crafts alive. In today’s world of mass production and imported goods, my pieces are unique, personal expressions of the beautiful within and around us all.

Here in the Charleston Crafts Gallery, my work is represented in three categories: Textiles, Jewelry and Surface design. My weaving is primarily wearables and accessories, sometimes using my own hand-dyed or painted yarns. My jewelry designs feature handmade fabric beads, as well as beaded Kumihimo – the ancient Japanese braiding technique. My surface design pieces are “deconstructed” screen prints; unlike regular screen-printing, each one is unique.

I live in Mt. Pleasant with my husband and cat.  My two grown children live out of state – one in Houston, and one in South Africa.  I love walking on the beach, listening to live music, reading – and of course, creating art.