Textiles, Interior Furnishings
Alison Pascoe is a Belfast based artist and craftsperson specialising in the craft practice of macramé, a heritage knotting technique. ASTRL Fibres macramé collections are handcrafted objects and artworks for modern spaces.
The Artist: Alison Pascoe designs and makes hand-crafted objects and artworks from her studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland. An artist and craftsperson specializing in the practice of Macramé, Alison uses traditional knot work and cord weaving techniques to handcrafted objects and artworks designed for modern spaces. From distinctive homewares to furniture restoration her work as ASTRL Fibres explores new perspectives on heritage craft. Deeply rooted in generational skills, Alison’s work takes inspiration from historical textile and knot craft techniques alongside the patterns and colours found in the built and natural spaces we live in.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Alison studied sculpture and textiles at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Since 2016 Alison has facilitated workshops and tutored courses for individuals and organisations throughout Northern Ireland. Alison recognizes the importance of championing heritage crafts and a culture of skill sharing to keep traditional techniques like Macramé, in practice. Alison is a member of the Heritage Crafts Association, The International Guild of Knot Tyers and the Decowell team of conservation specialists.
The Studio: The desire to build a creative business from her craft practice is what led Alison to launch ASTRL Fibres in 2016. A few years later in 2021 Alison made the move to her own studio; a dedicated workshop, learning and consultation space located on the Woodstock Road in East Belfast.
ASTRL Fibres Studio
412 Woodstock Road
Belfast BT6 9DQ
Contact for appointment
|26.10.2023||Macramé Moon Wreath Workshop
|19:00 to 21:00||The Workshop Ballynahinch||Booking required|