Name: Allena Williams
Business name: StarKnits
What kind of items do you make?
I like to consider what I make project support! I make bags, crochet hooks and stitch markers for helping your knitting, spinning and crochet adventures.
How long have you been an indie artist? I’ve been sewing and making beaded bling for about 8 years now.
What got you interested in your art of choice?
I got interested when I started knitting and I needed bags to carry the projects around in b/c walmart bags weren’t that pretty.
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
I love color and fabric. I love to match and coordinate and contrast fabrics together. I love making bags that bring a smile to your face every time you take them out to use them.
What most inspires you?
Everything from nature to tv shows.
What makes your creations unique?
I think there are few things that make my bags different from other bags you see out there. I look for fabric everywhere and pick up some of the neatest designs. The shapes are similar to what you see but I try to put pockets in most of my bags and I have a variety of sizes. Also most don’t have exposed seems and I take great care on each and every bag.
Do you have a favorite item or colorway?
I’m in love with Gnomes. and also my geeky items.
Does being an indie fiber artist affect other aspects of your life?
Yes! My house is filled with yarn and fiber and fabric
What is your fiber arts superpower?
Stopping the shopping bag dreariness by bringing excitement to your craft! No project goes un-bagged! (I think I need a tiara or something! )
How is the fiber arts world different for you today than it was five years ago? Being online connects people from all over. That makes fiber events a place where you can meet up with your Ravelry friends, bringing the events to a whole new level of fun!