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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, July 8, 2016

Repurposed textiles with some glitter

These two old linen handkerchiefs were samples from Lesley Turner's Bengalas earth dyeing workshop at Edge of the Forest conference in Colwood in early April of this year.

Hand quilting with gold metallic thread.
I am calling this piece "Sunset".
This piece is called "Sunrise".
Detail of the stamping and quilting
I saw Lesley yesterday at the VISDA potluck lunch on Gabriola Island, and she said she was fine with me using them to make art pieces for my upcoming art show with Pelka Wiltshire at the Denman Island Summer Art Gallery.


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