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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.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Studio work

Since I got home I have been framing and organizing art work for the watercolour group show at the Denman Island Summer Art Gallery. Our show opens on May 22.

At home I have been working on my embroidery and on my hexagons.

I ordered fabric today for the Colette Moneta dress pattern, and I made the effort to find a Canadian source for online fabric, L'oiseau Fabrics in Calgary.

As I was getting brain dead from trying to be creative, I cut out an apron from some kitchen patterned fabric that I purchased at Fabricland last year. Yeck, the print is off-grain. I am glad this is only an apron, so not a biggie, but I would be annoyed if this was a dress. I will use the excess for a couple of kitchen towels. Pics tomorrow.

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