5 Questions With Stephanie Jones

5 Questions With Stephanie Jones

Stephanie Jones Of Asylum Fibers


1. What got you interested in Fiber Arts, Knitting, Crochet, Weaving, Spinning, Dying and more?
This is easy - my mom! She's a quilter, so I've always seen her making gorgeous things, and it seems natural to me. I don't know what on earth I would do without crafting in my life. I think it's a beautiful, productive, healthy way to turn your innermost feelings (and sometimes struggles) into tangible pieces of useful artwork. It's empowering. Yarn is to me what fabric is to her. Her stash puts mine to shame... even with the whole yarn factory that is my apartment, believe it or not! You can learn about my mom and get a sneak peek of her stash here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvV1K9wl_EI

2. If you were to describe yourself as a color, what would that color be? Why?

Maybe "oil slick"? I like that it's different depending how you look at it and that it’s both dark and colorful.

3. What's a motto that you live your life by?

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. This is a Judy Garland quote that I really like.

4. What is your favorite thing that you've ever created? And for S&G Your least favorite?

My favorite thing I've created is the Peasy cardigan for my grandmother. The pattern was lovely, but the reason it's my favorite is because she wears it ALL the time and loves it so much. I've made lots of projects that I've enjoyed making more, but this is definitely the most appreciated one. https://www.ravelry.com/projects/AsylumFibers/peasy

My least favorite thing was my terrible scrappy version of Le Pouffe. Nothing worked about it and it was just an eyesore in the corner of the living room until I sent it packing. The pattern is great, but I would definitely recommend using yarn more similar to what's suggested instead of trying to get rid of some sad scraps the way I did.https://www.ravelry.com/projects/AsylumFibers/le-pouffe

5. What's a piece of advice about crafting, life or both that you'd like to pass along?

If you are no longer enjoying something, it's okay to move on. Perhaps this is why I have so many WIPs? I think it can apply in many aspects of life as well as crafting.

A Huge thank You to Stephanie for taking the time to share a bit about herself to all of us.

Want to see her? She is available at the the following dates:

December 14 & 15 at Knitty City in Manhattan’s upper west side.

She will be premiering 20 new colors for Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2020 in January. We are the 1st to see some of the Amazing new Colorways, pictured here on Merino Aran!! How Exciting!!!

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