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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, March 5, 2016

Herring fishery and "Ocean Currents" quilt piecing

My brother left this morning after his week long visit timed around the herring spawn. We saw lots of sea lions and eagles and gulls and ducks, and then this morning the herring fishing fleet was out in full force in Baynes Sound.


Then I tidied up the cottage, and reclaimed it as my studio. I worked on piecing another panel for my "Ocean Currents" quilt, which seems so appropriate will all the beautiful colours of the water during the spawn.
The first panel that I pieced somewhat laboriously and inaccurately two weeks ago.

The panel that I pieced together today. It was so much faster to do, and looks better. Practice always helps!

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