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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, January 4, 2016

Activities today

I machine washed in cold water, and air only machine dried my Blue Dreams quilt. I was not sure how much the wool batting would shrink, but I think the final result is just fine. The quilt overall is softer, and if I want a more finished look then I can iron it.
Detail of the free motion quilting with the Hobbs wool batting, after machine washing in cold water and air only (no heat) machine drying.

The Denman Island Craft shop is closed for January and all inventory was removed. I decided to donate these six linen place mats to a fundraising auction for a local woman with Lyme's Disease. I hope they raise some money for this very worthy cause.


I checked my inventory of cards at Abraxas Books, and I had sold 3 of my initial stock of 15. I added 10 more, so there are now 23 cards on the rack. Raised the price to $2.50 per card.

Then, I went for a walk in the glorious sunshine.

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