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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, June 10, 2016

Embroidery on photographs

I took some photos of the scene from our front windows which I have using as references for quilts, embroideries and watercolours.

I liked the images so much, that after some investigation into stitching on photographs, I decided to experiment. There is an extensive history of embroidered photographs, but my efforts so far are quite modest.

Photograph, ink jet printed on tomatte photo paper, backed with quilt batting, and enhanced with free motion machine embroidery. The canvas backing is painted with blue acrylic paint. The photograph is attached to the canvas by stitched on beads around the perimeter.

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