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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 18, 2015

Garden Tapestry #2 finished!

Still very tired and weak with my cold. The painting that I did yesterday for week #1 of Jane LaFazio's course, of an iris, was not up to my usual standard, as I just could not concentrate. Today I was able to concentrate better, and I did the drawing and painting first thing in the morning. I chose a buttercup and I think that it turned out better than the iris.

Then in the afternoon I finished binding Garden Tapestry #2, and added some final beading. The hand quilting was really hard work, and I am mulling over whether I have it in me to finish a third long wallhanging in this fashion.

Tapestries #1 and #2 hanging together on the design wall.

Detail of embroidery and beading.

Detail of embroidery and beading.

Spider in her web near the bottom.

Detail of embroidery and beading.

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