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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Friday, May 20, 2011


I plan on getting back to sweater knitting again. After my Kaffe Fassett sweaters in the 1990's I had a hiatus from knitting while my frozen shoulder took 3 years (!) to get better, and since then it has been mostly socks, with a few scarves and mittens and gloves for good measure. But I can feel a good, complicated fair isle in-the-round cardigan with steeking urge coming over me.
Here is my inspiration http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/01/the_steeking_chronicles_part_i.html , a way to steek without using a sewing machine.

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