Hey everyone,

I am happy to send you another episode from cozy, rainy Scotland today. I spoke to Ash Alberg, whose work I had been admiring on instagram for years. Their work is so beautiful, tactile and deeply meaningful and I am so glad I got to spend some time with them to ask them about how it all came to be. Here is what we talked about:

  • What we can learn from the process of making, loving and sharing clothes
  • Textiles as an access point to sustainability and community care
  • Ash’s textile practice and the knitty gritty of running a small textile business
  • Natural dying and fibre shed practices
  • The magic of plants and Ash’s project from field to skin

ash alberg is a queer femme and fibre witch who seeks to create beautiful and practical items using sustainable methods. equally importantly, they seek to nurture the skills, knowledge, and creativity of fellow fibre witches to achieve their goals. their side project, from field to skin, chronicles their adventures in the canadian fibreshed.

after living on the east coast of canada and in the uk, ash now operates out of their home studio in canada’s heartland on treaty one territory with their coven pooch, willow. when not creating new knitwear designs, ash can be found sewing a handmade wardrobe, foraging for natural dyes and bones, and cooking up new herbal remedies with their favourite plant allies. ash can be found on instagram @sunflowerknit and @fromfieldtoskin. you can also find them at ashalberg.com and fromfieldtoskin.com.

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