Helen Gray
Along the Way, Alice to Uluru

A road trip from Alice Springs to Uluru. The burnt scrub is in strong contrast to the red soil, providing the inspiration for this series of quilts. Eucalyptus leaves and bark gave me the colour for the silk, and the quilt stitch provided the texture. Hand stitching suited my lifestyle this year and is reminiscent of driving for hours on end through this particularly beautiful landscape.

Silk and cotton dyed with eucalyptus leaves, commercial black cotton, embroidery thread and batting. Hand embroidery and machine stitched.

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