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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.
Chipboard Rubbing Plates: Part 1August 17, 2017 8:00 am
Shelly’s new Silhouette Curio In the last newsletter, I mentioned that my new Silhouette Curio machine had arrived. (Yay! I love new toys!) The Curio is designed to cut thicker materials, and I was chomping at the bit to see how it would do cuttingRead More...
Seven Steps to Freedom from Idea DebtAugust 3, 2017 8:00 am
In early 2016, I ran across a fabulous article about Idea Debt by Jessica Abel. It was one of those “whack on the side of the head” moments for me then – and is just as applicable today. The essence of the article is that Too Much ThinkingRead More...
Beaded Palestrina KnotsJuly 20, 2017 8:00 am
The more I play with PSB, the more I like it. (And in case I threw you for a loop, PSB is right here in the Shelly Dictionary. It stands for Paint, Stitch & Bead.) Today, I want to show you a little experiment adding beads to one of my favorite stitches.Read More...
Paintstik Overlay UpdateJuly 6, 2017 8:00 am
You may remember that I’ve been working on a way to rescue a project with a Very Busy Background. I experimented with a computer-simulated overlay, then took the plunge and applied a Paintstik overlay to one section of the piece. Today, I’m happyRead More...
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