ASTRL Fibres

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

Opening Hours

Contact for appointment

Where to Buy My Work

CraftNI Gallery



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26.10.2023 Macramé Moon Wreath Workshop 


19:00 to 21:00 The Workshop Ballynahinch Booking required 




Bespoke private and public commissions welcome, get in touch to book a consultation. Visit the website and sign up to the newsletter for upcoming workshops. For private group workshop sessions please get in touch.

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