Tag Archives: Embroidery

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

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Hooroo

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

Hooroo,

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Helen

 

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. 😉

Hooroo,

Helen

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Pocket Tissue Case Back – by Helen Lock

Betcherrygahs

Betcherrygahs – Good Parrots

We’ve seen flocks of budgerigars as we passed through the Kimberley area of WA – all greens and yellows but I was short of those colours…

One Dreaming says the Great Spirit put the souls of two children lost in a bush fire into two parrots to ease their mother’s heartache.  That’s why to this day budgies sound like children chattering.

Hooroo,

🙂

Helen

 

Forget Me Not

Forget-me-nots and Daisies by Helen Lock

Forget me not – I don’t think I’ll be posting much in the way of inked or painted art while were travelling around Australia.  Meanwhile I’ll be continuing to draw designs and execute them with floss / thread – mostly while a passenger.

Hooroo

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Helen

Taking Floss For A Walk

I recently discovered that I could embroider as a passenger.  So before my husband & I left on our long caravan trip I bought material, threads (floss) and an embroidery hoop.  I also drafted some designs.

We’ve  now been travelling for 3 weeks and I’ve so enjoyed taking floss for a walk that I’ve become addicted.  I love creating the designs, deciding on colours, enjoying colour combinations, trying new stitches, making up stitches and overcoming happy accidents!  It provides a wonderful mobile substitute for drawing and painting.

3 weeks output on bumpy roads or in breezy shade:

All destined.to become sewn into presents.

I am collecting photos and ideas galore for ink paintings when we return home.  The Western Australian landscape is immense, unique and awe inspiring.  If you’re interested you are welcome to page through my journal here.

Hooroo,

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Helen