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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, July 13, 2015

Printed linen placemats completed

Completed six placemats. Printed with Speedball permanent screen printing ink from my own carved block. Painted with Jacquard fabric paints with Aloe Vera as the medium. Heat set with hot iron, then sashed with hand dyed green fabrics. Backed with Osnaburg rough weave cotton,  machine quilted with Aurifil thread. Hand quilted with #8 perle cotton around the frame, and along the central spines of the leaves. Bound with double fold linen binding, hand stitched on the back. Stamped with my initials on the back. Now for sale at the Denman Craft Shop.






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