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.
StarFlower 5 Stitch UpdateJuly 2, 2020 3:36 pm
I’m at a particularly happy stage with my current Paint • Stitch • Bead adventure, so I thought I would pause and give you a StarFlower 5 stitch update. Start with Paintstiks Start with Titanium White My normal working order is to create RenegadeRead More...
Are Paintstik Colors Eraser-Proof?June 18, 2020 3:59 pm
One of the things that makes me crazy is adding stitching to a shape and then deciding that it just doesn’t work. After several stops and starts on my current project, I knew I had to give up on lattice-work for this particular shape. But thatRead More...
Create a Habit in 3 Steps • Round 2June 11, 2020 11:27 am
When I wrote about this topic back in 2017, we were preparing to sell our house in Minnesota and my life was overly busy. Today, I have far too much unstructured time on my hands due to the Covid-19 pandemic and local stay-at-home orders. Thankfully,Read More...
Fill the Hole in a Vintage Guatemalan HuipilMay 18, 2020 3:18 pm
On a trip to Guatemala in February, I purchased a number of vintage hupiles (Guatemalan blouses) from Chichicastenango region. I loved the geometric designs in the weaving and knew they would be perfect for an upholstery project. But… when youRead More...
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