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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, November 2, 2015

More work on thread painted art piece

I painted with fabric markers to add colour, brown, to the tree and branches shape so that it stands out from the background. I used several green markers on the grass area, and dark grey and white markers to add definition to the rocks in the ground.
I stitched with several green threads to add more undergrowth details.
I trimmed off a lot of the roots fabric from the bottom, as it was too much and was dominating the picture. All the edges were trimmed and finished with a serger to keep it from ravelling while I do more work.
A stitched grey cobweb in the upper left sky and branches may be too delicate to be seen from far away, but I like details that need to be seen up close.
Now, what else does it need? I think the sky area upper right needs some quilting to match the texture of the rest of the piece. And would some beads add or detract from the piece?


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