The Albers Macrame Tapestry
Made by astral-fibres
The Albers Macramé Tapestry
Inspired by the decorative textiles of fibre artist Anni Albers, The Albers Macramé Tapestry is intricately knotted using the reverse double hitch using an earthy palette of four colours to create a striking geometric pattern. The single ply cotton used to make this plant hanger is produced in the UK using an ecologically low impact dye which conforms to OEKO-TEX® standard 100. The steel copper coated triangle measures 9 inches and is designed and crafted in the UK. Hanging length is approximately 30 inches including copper triangle, width 9 inches.
About the maker:
The ethos at the core of Alison’s practice is to discover innovative approaches and new perspectives on traditional craft. Professionally practicing since 2016 as ASTRL Fibres, Alison is a self-taught macramé artist with a background in fine arts. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Alison studied sculpture and textiles at the Alberta University of the Arts before following her nomadic urge to travel and eventually put down roots in Northern Ireland. Alison describes herself as a lifelong creative and is inspired by her own rich family history of accomplished craftspeople. Decorative arts, geometric pattern and interior design are key themes of influence in Alison’s work. For inspiration she draws on the contrast of her childhood landscape of landlocked Alberta to her present life in a coastal, red brick Belfast. ASTRL Fibres macramé collections are handcrafted art pieces and functional objects for modern spaces.