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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, November 27, 2013

Quilted floor covering

I finished what I was calling a throw, from the upholstery weight scraps of Pat M.'s handwoven Sri Lankan cotton. I really like the finished result, a lot more than I expected. But it is heavy and stiff, not cuddly for a throw. I think that it would make a great floor covering. I will take it to "show and tell" at Quilting Group on Monday, and see what they think. I will put it for sale at the Denman Island Christmas Craft Faire and donate the money to Marine Stewardship.


  1. What a great idea to make a floor covering. I love the deep colours and the way you have used them.

  2. Beautiful, and you could cover a table, sofa or wall with it as well.