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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 3, 2014

"Fantasy Flower", my linen embroidery

I finished my original design that I have titled "Fantasy Flower". It includes English paper piecing of the hexagon flowers, appliqué, and embroidery, all on linen fabric. It is now hanging in our bedroom and looks so lovely on the corner wall.
I have discovered that I much prefer DMC embroidery floss, and that Coats is a poor substitute. I purchased my DMC at The Needle Loft in Royston, and I picked up the Coats floss as Fabricland, which was clearly a mistake.
I used cotton flannel fused to non-woven interfacing as an interlining, and backed the wall hanging with another piece of linen, slightly lighter in weight, the handkerchief linen that I bought this spring by sharing a bolt with Barb Mortell.
I bought the bell pull hanger at The Stitcher's Muse in Nanaimo last week. And I bought some more DMC floss while I was there, the colours that I am using to embroider the doll's face from an earlier post.

Finished but without the hanging cord.

Detail.

Hanging on the wall.



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