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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, July 10, 2014

Making roosters

The local affordable housing group asked for an "early bird" as a prize for an early bird draw. I decided that had to be a rooster. I found this pattern online, called "A Rooster to Crow About" http://www.sewing.org/html/rooster.html .

I made two, roosters one as a prototype and then another. I will give both for prizes. The pattern called for felt wrapped wire for legs, but other bird sewing websites that I visited said that it is almost impossible to get birds to stand up on wire legs. As I did not want to fiddle with wire, I decided to copy the legs and boots from my "Maggie Rabbit" pattern that I bought from aliciapaulson.com
http://aliciapaulson.com/products/miss-maggie-rabbit-softie-kit

My two roosters can either rest their rears on a basket, as I set them up for these photos, or sit splay legged. I do love their boots!






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