Hi there! I'm Ashleigh and if you would have met me in high school, I was always the kid staying up late into the night (and waking up at the crack of dawn) to finish an art project for school, or a gift for a friend — I was also a perfectionist, making sure every color was perfect, and every line was drawn just right…
Then I discovered knitting. Knitting is the best of both worlds, creative but also comforting to that perfectionist side of my personality (I’m definitely an INTJ — if you’re into that kind of thing).
The problem with knitting was I just could never find the right pattern -- so, back in 2018, after leaving my career in the Air Force, starting an MBA program, and still nursing my infant daughter, I decided I needed to create a knitwear design business (I tend to make big decisions in life on a whim…), hence Wanderlust Fiber Arts was born. This baby business is what spurred everything you see in this shop!
When I’m not chasing my three-year-old, sipping coffee that has been reheated in the microwave twelve times, or going for a quick run, you’ll find me knitting a new shawl or dreaming about traveling (even if that means I’m day dreaming during my real day job!) and I've found a recent obsession with polymer clay.
I traveled a bunch over the years, through South America and Asia (go to PERU if you ever get the chance!) — so most of my designs are inspired by somewhere I’ve traveled to.
I love BOLD colors and mosaic (aka slip stitch) colorwork — so if that is what you like too, you’ve come to the right place!
Reach out to me (I’m SERIOUS!) if you ever have a problem with any of my patterns, if you are another creative who wants to collaborate, you want travel advice, or if you just want to say “Hi!”
If you want to see behind the scenes snapshots of my creative endeavors, head over to Instagram -- I live in my stories and DMs!