Hi, my name is Alison Pascoe aka ASTRL Fibres. I am a fibre artist using macramé and knot craft to design and create functional works of beauty for you and your space. I'm a self taught macramé artist with a background in textiles, sculpture and fashion.
My designs are all handcrafted by myself, from hand dying to construction, with the quality of my craftsmanship and conscientious material choices being core to my creative process. My aim is to refine my future practice and become more sustainable through research and development and I've got some exciting plans for the coming year.
Sharing my passion for macramé and promoting wellbeing through craft is why I love running my regular workshops, if you fancy learning the knots with me then head on over to workshop page for upcoming dates or get in touch to arrange a private workshop.
I am a Canadian based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where I live and raise my family. The ASTRL Fibres magic/mess happens at home in my makeshift studio or from my studio shop in Born and Bred where you can usually find me a couple days a week. Laughter is important to me and I try not to take myself too seriously. My Dali Lama quote to live by is:
"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live."