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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.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Submission to the Ferry Building Gallery

I am making a new piece for the Ferry Building Gallery show.
I decided that the previous piece would not work, as the hands needed to be touching. Also, as much as I love the wool fabric dyed with cochineal, it was not working well for a wall art piece. So, leaving it for now and moving on . . . 

Here I am halfway finished my new iteration. The hands (my left hand, my husband's right hand) are touching. The Kona cotton is hand dyed by me, the red, blue and greens with Procion dyes and the hand fabrics with autumn leaves; big leaf maple. The embroidery is half finished. I will back the piece with a heavy linen/cotton fabric that I bought at Dressew in Vancouver last month. Wadding will be wool, and I will do some free motion quilting. Really enjoying this now and hoping to be finished very soon.

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