Aleks Byrd is a knitwear designer and illustrator. She draws upon her multifaceted background being American, Estonia and Canadian as well as travels and collected experiences with the knitting community for inspiration for both her knitwear designs and illustrations. When designing her knitting patterns, Aleks uses her Estonian heritage and weaves it into new patterns for today to produce new and unique designs with a connection to the past. She passes on her knowledge in a variety of workshops about various knitting techniques, particularly surrounding Estonian knitting. Her understanding of both western and Estonian knitting cultures as well as learning styles allows her to translate and be a “knitting ambassador” for modern traditional knitting.
At unravel Aleks will be teaching