Stephanie Brown has always been drawn to old handwoven peasant textiles. She prefers the aesthetic of these everyday fabrics created for regular use, which she feels grow richer as they soften with use.
Inspired by these textiles, Stephanie began weaving in 1994. In her work she strives for simple, accessible and useable designs—functional art—and an exceptional level of quality.
Much of Stephanie’s work is complete for interior designers. She weaves small batches of five to 30 yards of fabric on Swedish handlooms. Her linen/cotton fabrics often have the look and feel of antique linens. Her current Louisville studio is located in Hope Mills, a textile mill from the turn of the twentieth century.
Her scarves featured at the Center were inspired by the beautiful, lightweight cotton madras plaids of India.
Stephanie Brown’s work can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.