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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, May 27, 2016

Art quilt in progress

Pelka Wiltshire and I will be having a joint art show at the  Denman Island Summer Art Gallery from July 22 through August 2, 2016. The show is called "The Colour of Water".

I love english paper piecing and am using it in several pieces for the show. Here are a few close-ups of hand stitching some hexies to background fabric. Tomorrow I may post a pic of the entire piece in progress.

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