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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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beading and hand quilting

In the studio I am sewing dresses for myself, in anticipation of hot summer weather. See my page Clothes Sewing. Mostly blue dresses, hmmm, seems to be a theme . . .

On the sofa in the living room, in the beautiful evening sunshine, with the long rays of sunlight bouncing off the water at high tide and reflecting of all the walls and ceiling of the living room, I am delightedly doing handwork and listening to Wil Anderson podcasts: Wilosophy and TOFOP.

Adding the beaded dew drops to the cobweb embroidery. I love how this is proceeding.

Hand dyed fine weave cotton, stamped with dragonflies and other motifs.

Beginning the hand quilting of the panel.

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