Carol Shinn is a studio artist who lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is known internationally for photo-realistic machine-stitched images. She holds a BFA from the University of Colorado and a MFA from Arizona State University. She has taught many classes and workshops across the United States including classes at schools such as Arrowmont, Penland, Haystack, and Maiwa. She has also taught at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ and at Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ. She is the author of Freestyle Machine Embroidery, published by Interweave Press (also available as an E-book).
Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Denver Art Museum, the Racine Art Museum, and the Museum of Arts & Design in NYC. Her work has been featured in such publications as American Craft, Embroidery, Fiber Art Now, Fiberarts, Georgia Review, and Surface Design Journal and in books such as The Box Project: Works from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection by Lyssa Stapleton, Show & Tell, by Roger Manley, Gregg Museum of Art &Design, The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience, Discovery: 50 Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mtn. School of Craft, Celebrating the Stitch by Barbara Lee Smith, Fiberarts Design Book Six, Fiberarts Design Book Seven, and Textiles: A response to landscape (E-book by TextileArtist.org).