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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.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Another scrap pieced construction

This throw is pieced from Pat M.'s collection of handwoven Sri Lankan cottons, from a scrap bundle that I inherited last year. I was going to piece the scraps into yardage, then cut out Christmas stockings. But once the fabric was pieced I realized that it would make a beautiful throw. The backing is more of the same fabric in a quilting weight. The top scraps are upholstery weight. Hence I have not used an inner batting, to keep the weight of the throw manageable.
The pieced top in the process of being quilted.

The backing.



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