Stephanie Gaston-The Journey of Textiles

Ever wondered the inspiration behind some of Shropshire's best Artists & Creatives? Look no further for your weekday #inspiration. We caught up with the brilliant Stephanie Gaston of 'Stephanie's Creations' to get a quick insight into her world and the journey of her textiles!

The main source of textiles for my rag rugs has been charity shops and when I needed to make large items they were brilliant. I have now built up a large stash (an understatement) of fabrics to go to whenever inspiration strikes. I have been very lucky to meet some lovely people, also textile artists, who very generously save pieces of fabric both large and small for me to use in my work.

 I have been given beautiful cottons and curtain fabrics from local dressmaker Catherine Demet,  upholstery fabrics from handbag designer Sandra Harris,uk,  Harris Tweed from local craftswoman Clare Unwin and cashmere from local businesswoman Kate Holbrook These fabrics I would not have bought myself for rag rugging, but are a real treat to work with and bring a new depth to my work.

 Here are examples of some of the things I have done with the lovely textiles, fabric twine with even the smallest pieces of cottons, which can then be knit as yarn.