Meet Ash Wang, the San Diego-based creative force behind Love & Fiber. Ash, who is self-taught, wanted to find a way to unite her work as a home decorator with her love for fiber arts. When she began making custom hand-dyed macrame wall hangings for her clients, she found that her Contemporary Boho designs were a great success. She now focuses primarily on working with fiber, exploring different dyes, and feeding her true passion. Hear what Ash has to say about her creative inspirations and process!
Q: What’s unique about your work?
All of my pieces are hand dyed and cut, then suspended from bamboo or walnut to create a uniquely styled modern wall hanging.
Q: What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?
I want people to feel happy and at peace when they look at my wall hangings. I want it to feel like home.
Q: What is your favorite material to work with?
I love working with different dyes. It is a process to create the colors and transfer them onto the ropes.
Q: How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your process?
My pieces come to life by displaying movement. They are on ropes so if you run your hands through them and watch them dance, sometimes you will see new designs. They bring textured to a blank wall.
Q: What motivates and inspires you?
The idea of being able to pursue creativity as my passion in life pushes me forward every day.
Q: What makes a space special?
A space is where you pour your energy. You are in that place all the time, feeling whatever comes up in your day. That place should be special and full of things you love.
Also published on Medium.