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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 15, 2016

Stitched photographs

At the summer art show, the three stitched, beaded and mounted photographs that I created all sold. Interesting! In a way they were afterthought pieces, but obviously they appealed to folks. I have decided to make some more, and see if I can sell them through the Denman Island Craft Shop.

Here are the digitally altered photos, printed on my inkjet printer on matte photo paper, backed with grey felt, and free motion stitched on the sewing machine. The edges are satin stitched with rayon thread.

The stretched canvases have been painted with blue acrylic paint. I want to make sure that they are truly dry before I mount the photos with beads around the edges of each stitched photo.

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