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.
While I no longer hold myself to a regular schedule, I publish a newsletter called Fabric Art Magic. It’s full of fabric art tips and techniques, musings on creative thinking, and whatever I think is important at the time. It’s free – and your subscription includes access to the projects, patterns and tip sheets in the Community Center.To join the fun, grab a copy of the Three Secrets guide or Join Our Community
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.
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...
Mask Maker's Secret WeaponMay 1, 2020 4:05 pm
I’ve looked at (and completed) more fitted fabric face masks in the last few weeks than I care to think about. After stitching over hundreds (and hundreds) of bumpy, lumpy seams, I realized that a Mask Maker’s Secret Weapon was staring meRead More...
Mask Making in ChapalaApril 6, 2020 4:32 pm
With the Coronavirus turning our world upside down right before our eyes, my friend Becca Pohl and I decided it was time to stop talking and start working. Like so many other sewists in the world, we set up a small Mask Making operation in Chapala, Jalisco.Read More...
What's up in your world?March 19, 2020 1:49 pm
I don’t know about you, but I’m finding this world a pretty strange place as the novel coronavirus upends our normal lives. Physically, my sweetheart and I are healthy and living in a pretty good place to weather the storm. Mentally, that’sRead More...
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