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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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Japanese Crochet Bag

The true value of making this lovely bag is the brain exercise of figuring out the amazing schematics of charted Japanese crochet patterns. I feel that I have opened many new neural pathways. That brain exercise along with the 25 km bike ride that I took yesterday should mean that I can think clearly for a whole day!

I bought the crochet yarn at Lacis in Berkeley on September 6, 2011.

Here is the bag hanging contained my balls of DMC perle cotton, also from Lacis.

Here is the bag unstretched.

And here is the book - ta da! I managed to make the bag look just like the pattern on the first go!

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