Nancy Ford lives in Colorado where she works as an artist, educator, researcher, and writer.  Originally from New Jersey, her interest in textiles developed at an early age.

Ford studied fiber art as an undergraduate under Sheila Fox at Kean University and was selected to participate in a workshop taught by Francoise Grossen on large-scale fiber sculpture.  She worked for several textile firms in NYC and completed a certificate of competency in ladies tailoring from the Fashion Institute of Technology.


After completing her master's degree at Colorado State University in design merchandising and consumer sciences, Ford continued her studies at the University of Wyoming focusing on textile marketing and research. Dr. Ford began a new fiber arts program at Front Range Community College and has taught fiber arts classes throughout the Front Range.


Dr. Ford's marketing research firm, Ford Research Group LLC, designs research studies for the textile industry.  She is the author of Stone Quarrying in Loveland's Foothills:  Through the Centuries and is currently working on several textile manuscripts.