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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.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Playing with hexagons

I have fallen down the rabbit hole of hexagons. I cannot stop making them, and now I need to think what to be making out of them. This is the start of an improvisational work in progress, partly inspired by my new book Hexa-Go-Go .


  1. I love your use of colour. Are these as difficult to make as they look?

    1. Actually they are extremely easy! I print out my papers using my computer printer, and that weight of paper works well for me (I find the purchased pre-cut hexagons on card to be too heavy for easy basting). If you like hand work you will love hexagons.