Alisa McRonald



Alisa McRonald has been teaching fibre arts, curating textile related shows, exhibiting her own artwork and featured in various publications worldwide since 1998. She recently completed her third year of a six-year Master’s of Hand-Spinning and Textiles at the Haliburton School of the Arts.

Since 2011, she has been working as a creative mentor through expressive arts organization Spark of Brilliance and The Farmer Fern Puppet Program, producing programming for youth centered on self-esteem building and the importance of nature in our lives.

This program operated out of the Guelph Enabling Garden and Silent Voices, a summer camp in Toronto for children living with hearing impairments.

She continually augments her experience through attending hands-on workshops, residencies and lectures on various subjects including dyeing, hand-spinning and other textile arts.


Alisa’s first published article appeared in the fall issue of Fibre Focus Magazine (2012). Her artwork has been featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Giant Robot, Nylon and Time Out New York, and in other publications such as By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art (Princeton Architectural) and View on Colour (K M Associates), a colour forecasting publication.

She has had prominent exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and Toronto, including a large-scale “yarn bombing” for the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto (2010) and a large-scale performance and installation at Laforet in Tokyo (2003).

She has been a guest speaker for the KW Knitters Guild (2012) and the Downtown Knit Collective (2011) and a guest lecturer and critic at the Maryland Institute College of Art (2001).


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