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.
The Last Stitch is Always the Best StitchOctober 23, 2019 6:56 pm
When we decided to make an extended trip to the US this summer, I knew I needed a project. (Two and a half months is far too much time to be away from my art!) I was hopeful, but not sure, that I would make it to the Last Stitch. I’m delightedRead More...
Lessons from A Year of Living OfflineAugust 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Taxi boats on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala As I looked up some beading instructions on the blog this week, I realized an entire year has passed without a post. Wow! An entire year! With my move to central Mexico in the rear-view mirror, I decided to popRead More...
From House to HomeAugust 27, 2018 4:29 pm
When I purchased a house in Mexico, my “home” was still in Minnesota. With that house sold, I had to figure out how to get from House to Home here in Chapala. Jack and I debated long and hard about how much to ship from the US. It was farRead More...
Less Stuff More ArtMay 24, 2018 8:00 am
When I returned from Chapala a year ago, I wrote a post about my Studio Essentials. Having just completed six months with exactly those supplies and nothing more, I can tell you that “Less Stuff More Art” really works! I spent the seasonRead More...
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