Alison Pascoe aka ASTRL Fibres, is a self taught macramé artist and lifelong creative. An adventurous Canadian who ended up putting down roots and starting a family in Northern Ireland, Alison navigates a creative business from her studio in East Belfast. Alongside ASTRL Fibres, Alison is part of the team at Decowell Restoration - a conservation and decorative arts studio also based in East Belfast.
Alison studied sculpture and textiles at the Alberta College of Art and Design, has tried her hand at numerous creative ventures and worked in fashion retail for over a decade. Throughout it all macramé has been a creative outlet and after a career change in 2016, ASTRL Fibres was born.
The practice of Macramé is a slow journey and Alison is passionate about its heritage and innovation. A member of the Heritage Crafts Association Alison plans to cultivate her creative practise to include the study of endangered craft skills. Promoting craft and creating a culture of skill sharing is at the heart of ASTRL Fibres. If you’d like to learn more then get in touch!