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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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Current projects

It has been a week of finishing up works in progress.

I had started some fabric baskets before my art show, and finished them up today. The pattern is Gathered Round Basket, from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs.

Linen interiors. Hand quilted with #8 perle cotton.

I was asked to make some more stamped table runners, so have been working on several of those.

I took all my scraps from "It All Comes From the Sun" and made random 4 1/2 inch squares for an as yet undetermined scrap quilt project.

 Lastly, I found a small group of triangles from a fabric exchange, and put them together for a table mat.

Yesterday Ellen helped me to sandwich and baste the Seminole quilt from Carol Piercy's class at our quilt meeting in May (no pictures of that yet - Iwill wait until I get it machine quilted).

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