Monthly Archives: June 2017

Daly Waters to Mount Isa

It was a long drive (1019kms) on a poorly maintained and designed Stuart Highway and then we turned into Barkly Highway we battled head winds and cross winds.  We did stop overnight at Three Ways.

There was plenty of time for stitching on the road even though I drove some of the time.

This small pouch for ear buds was embroidered with Paisley patterns in mind – more freeform!

Paisley Ear Bud Pouch – Helen Lock



Jabiru to Katherine +

No prissy flowers for G – Barramundi, water snake and water lily leaves instead!

Inspired by paintings by Jacqui Cahill and John Dewar I embroidered (Freeform while travelling) a small case to protect his hearing aids when not being worn while we explore Australia.

Barramundi and WaterLilies – Inspired by Jacqui Cahill

Water snake and Water Lily Leaves – Inspired by John Dewar





Fusion, Freewheeling, Freeform, Functional

Glasses case – by Helen Lock

Pocket tissue case front – by Helen Lock

Fusion of Aboriginal colours and white fellas embroidery whilst exploring Kakadu seemed like a good idea.  Embroidery designs were made up as I went along.  I blame the wonkiness on bumpy roads. 😉




Pocket Tissue Case Back – by Helen Lock