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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.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Beading on photos


These are photos that I took with my smartphone. I uploaded them in Photos on my Imac desktop computer, edited and tweaked the colour saturation, highlights, etc.
Next, I layered the photos on grey felt and free motion stitched with the sewing machine. The edges are satin stitched.
Next I glued the pieces to stretched canvases that had three coats of acrylic paint in cobalt blue. The final step is to add beads along the edges, see in progress along the lefthand edge in the photo above.


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