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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.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


I like to wear my hand knitted socks around the house and studio, but it makes me very sad when the heels wear out (and I really, really do not like to darn). Plus our floors are chilly. So I always seem to be searching for the perfect slipper pattern. The slippers, which I wear over top of  socks, wear out quickly as they take the brunt of the action.

I just finished two pairs of Churchmouse Yarn's Turkish Bed Socks, and they are a new favourite. I made the first pair as a prototype from leftover sock yarns. The second pair are knit from Noro silk and wool sock yarn - lovely.

The second pattern is free from crochet.about.com. It is sturdier, and I am in the process of felting these slippers for wearing on the cold, hard tile of the studio floor.
Update: successfully felted slippers enough, and last photo is them drying on my feet.

Prior to felting.
Slightly slippers drying on my feet.

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