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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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thread things, free motion quilting on my grand old Singer

Here is my Rube Goldberg contraption consisting of a knitting needle to hold my cone of ivory coloured thread in a horizontal position, and another spool of black thread as a counter weight. It actually worked just fine, wonder of wonders! But then I figured out it was over kill, and all I actually needed to do was tweak my bobbin tension a bit, and the thread problem was solved.


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