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Alisa McRonald - Rasp

10.5” x 8” • Punch needle wall piece made from reclaimed yarn, fabric, burlap & polyfill

Alisa McRonald’s woven and hand-punched weirdos live in the ironic fairytale paradise of a Queer GenX Feminist. Her work is a tactile fruit salad with a soupçon of the esoteric.

She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work has been featured in publications such as: Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Untitled and Giant Robot Magazine. She was awarded the 2023 Best Product/Design Award from DesignTO, the 2020 Best of Craft and Design Award from the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and her work has been featured on many curatorial lists. She is a Creative in Residence for the 2023 Ontario Culture Days.

Alisa is inspired by other handmade items such as quilts and afghans. For her, these items have a feeling of nostalgia and comfort to them. Alisa is passionate about using reclaimed textiles and has made a commitment to use as much as possible in her work (she's nearing 100%).