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Linda Matthews

Linda Matthews

Hello and Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Linda Matthews and I’m a visual story teller. I love to create stitched stories using fabric, thread and stitch – images, symbols and words – paper, ephemera and mixed media. My stories generally end up on the pages of my handmade journals and artist books, and sometimes they become mixed media collage and other types of artwork. You can see more of my stitched work here on my personal websites at and

From Fabric to Paper

Because I love the storytelling aspect of journaling so much, I decided to set up this website – CreativeArtnSoul – as a way to share the journaling resources and information that I find useful and interesting such as free journaling printables and tutorials. As well as textile art, my other passion is digital art and design, so along the way I also began to design and sell creative journaling printables that can be used as a canvas for telling your own stories.

The Creative Journey

I’ve been working as a full-time artist and designer for over 40 years, and I’ve been teaching online and in person for over 10 years.

I’ve discovered over the years that my creative journey is ever evolving and I love nothing more that exploring new and innovative ways to work with fabric, paper, thread and mixed media.

These days it gives me the greatest pleasure to share what I’ve learned over the years as a way to encourage and inspire the creative spark in others. If you love to tell your story using images and words, fabric and paper, thread and stitch, then I invite you to follow along.

Stay in touch

My mailing list will keep you up-to-date with new products, latest blog posts, upcoming classes, and special subscriber only offers.

On the CreativeArtnSoul blog you’ll find resources to help you journal your story creatively including free tutorials, free printables, and other resources for your journaling journey.

In my online classroom you’ll find creative journaling classes.

Follow Us on Facebook or Pinterest.

And of course if you have any questions, I’m always happy to hear from you so please email me.

Have a creative day!