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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 11, 2015

First Garden Tapestry hanging completed

Ta da! I worked carefully all afternoon, and was able to finish the binding on the first Garden Tapestry hanging. I still do not have a name for it, and I think I will wait until I have finished all three before giving them titles. I measured and cut VERY CAREFULLY and am delighted to say that the piece measures exactly 12" by 60" as required by the guidelines. The strong and stable Kona cotton is to be commended!

Really hard to photograph something this long.  
Love the narrow even binding. I used my own dyed green fabric.


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    1. Thanks Brigitte! I am working hard on the embroidery for the next two, but I think that this one may be the bet ;-)