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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.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Textile art piece, "Happy Together"

I am allowed to submit two pieces for the Ferry Building Gallery Show, so I have finished my piece that I dyed with cochineal.
I have titled it "Happy Together".
Front and back are a soft and dense wool melton, dyed a soft red with cochineal. My left hand, my husband's right hand, from my own drawing. Hand fabric dyed with maple leaves. Embroidery and beading make it beautiful. Bound in gold silk.



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