Alison’s involvement with fibre crafts spans decades. She first started knitting as a very young child, but it was a visit to Upper Canada Village, shortly after it opened in 1961, that sparked Alison’s interest in Heritage Crafts. She enjoys a wide variety of fibre art and craft activities but mainly focuses on hand weaving, hand spinning and knitting. She has a special interest in working with the simplest tools and carries a spindle with her almost everywhere.
Alison enjoys teaching and sharing her craft. She is a skilled instructor, particularly sought after for instruction in using spindles and inkle and tablet weaving.