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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.

Friday, April 25, 2014

A FART in Comox, and some painting

I went on a  FART, aka Fabric Acquisition Road Trip, to Courtenay and Comox yesterday with a couple of quilting group friends. We had a really delicious lunch at the Locals restaurant at The Old House. Then on to the Needleloft to buy embroidery threads, Fabricland for soft figure stuffing, and Huckleberry fabrics.
And earlier in the week I did some watercolour painting. This red-flowering currant is rather pretty. I will add a background wash finish the painting.

Fabrics, embroidery thread, a Frixion pen and some needles.

A sprig of red-flowering currant from the front yard of the Arts Centre.

My painting. I mainly used a stippling brush. Needs a background wash. This one is a keeper!

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