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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, October 31, 2014

"ABC" and two more dolly wall quilts finished today

I am enjoying making these small wall quilts.
Today the final finishing was adding the binding, which is hard to do with black and dark brown binding when doing the hand sewing on the back, so I was happy to take advantage of a sunny afternoon in my west facing studio.
"ABC "was stamped with various gold acrylic inks, then coloured with a variety of fabric markers. The batting is wool to give it a lovely texture with lots of loft around the hand quilting with #8 perle cotton. The cotton piece was hand dyed with blackberry vines. The cotton fabric did not take up much colour, but it is a subtle ecru that is lovely as a backdrop to the letters.
The dolly quilts are part of my ongoing series.

"ABC"

Detail of "ABC".

Two more dolly wall quilts.

Detail of "Dolly in the Woods". 
Detail of "Dolly Amongst the Posies".




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