Welcome! I’m Shelly Stokes, and I’m delighted to see you here. Cedar Canyon Textiles is a gathering place for quilters, crafters and fabric artists just like you. It is home to my Blog, Online Classes and my personal art.
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If you love color, texture and fabric, you are in the right place! I am best known for my work with Shiva Artist’s Paintstiks. I ventured into fabric art from the quilting world, but love nothing more than exploring the possibilities for adding texture and images to fabric.
Since publishing Paintstiks on Fabric in 2005, I have shared my love of color, texture and fabric with tens of thousands of people through my books, in-person classes and online courses.
Now, in 2015, I am happy to return to the things I love most – teaching, writing, making art, and serving you as a Creative Mentor.
Dynamic Duo : Paint + Stitch
In 2013, I began adding hand embroidery to painted fabric – and the combination is nothing short of amazing. While paint is a fabulous way to add pattern, visual texture and images to fabric, stitching adds a dimensional element that brings the fabric to life.
Hand stitching is incredibly rewarding. It adds drama and dimension to fabric,it forces a person to slow down, and it gives us a bridge to the traditions of needle workers from years gone by. Creative connections, yesterday and today. All good.
QQ Inn: The Best Place to Stay in ChapalaMarch 23, 2017 8:00 am
In the last few months, a number of your friends in the Cedar Canyon Community have asked whether I would be holding art workshops and/or retreats here in Chapala. The answer is yes, once I have a chance to get settled. For now, I want to tell you aboutRead More...
Paintstik Overlay Experiment 1March 9, 2017 8:00 am
About a month ago, I “tested” a sheer Paintstik overlay on the computer screen to see if it would Tame a Busy Background. This week, I decided to see if a “real” Paintstik overlay worked on real fabric. Original painted/stitched/beaded fabricRead More...
Kitchen InspirationMarch 2, 2017 8:00 am
As I slowly settle in at El Castillo – our new home in Chapala – I have an overwhelming urge to Start Something New. Thankfully, I don’t have to look far for ideas. El Castillo came complete with a huge dose of Kitchen Inspiration! Kitchen displayRead More...
A Tale of Two No Slip MatsFebruary 16, 2017 8:00 am
If you hang around Cedar Canyon for more than a day or two, you’ll quickly learn that I am a huge fan of “sticky” tools. In particular, no slip mats have been on my must-have list since I published Paintstiks on Fabric back in 2005. For the lastRead More...
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