Alet van Wyk (Knap Macramé) is a fibre artist who tries to bring the outdoors into the home through macramé, using materials found in nature, in order to create a calm interior.
Before starting her macramé journey, Alet had worked for 9 years as a Graphic Designer, after graduating from the University of Stellenbosch. After living abroad in Taiwan for three years and traveling to the surrounding regions, she drew inspiration from Chinese knotting and the natural, earthy tones of Japanese design.
Her first popular range was inspired by her return to a Cape Town in the midst of a drought and uses driftwood from the Theewaterskloof Dam, drawing inspiration from the colours of the wood and the new fynbos in surrounding areas.
Alet enjoys going to Muizenberg for a quick surf session and going on hikes, always keeping an eye out for driftwood.