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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, June 20, 2014

Handworked Irises Wallhanging

I found this unfinished project in a box, and decided that it was too beautiful not to complete. It dates from several years ago when I did all my stitching by hand. Hence this pattern, from Ruth McDowell's book Pieced Flowersis entirely hand pieced and hand quilted with #8 perle cotton. I made the piping and applied the binding by machine. I made hanging triangles and have cut dowelling to fit.

Irises wallhanging

The back with hanging triangles

The triangles are made from linen scraps

The piping adds a lot to the beauty of the wallhanging

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