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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.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Very Old Quilt at the V&A

Spent a wonderful day on Sunday at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, a pleasant walk from our friends' London town home where we are fortunate to be staying. Took so many pics of inspiration for future quilts and handicrafts.
Below is a linen quilt from about 500 years ago illustrating historical exploits. Shows the beauty of induced natural materials and hand quilting as a drawing medium.

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