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 Events for 2017


Workshop Berry Quilting retreat August 26 and 27 , 29 and 30th 2017

Registration is open



In this work shop we will be discovering and using beautiful hand dyed silk mesh. The hand dyed silk mesh has a luxurious drape it folds and twists with grace and the lustre and colour are gorgeous. With this fabric we will be exploring the possibilities of its beautiful drape to create a gorgeous wearable art garment. It is a basic garment shape as the class is not about garment making it is exploring a possibility of hand dyed silk fabric and silk fibres catching them together with free motion embroidery and little hand stitch. I recommend a lovely linen for the garment body making the garment very versatile and wearable they can be gently hand washed.I hope you can join me in this workshop and explore the possibilities and share some laughter.

In my workshop we will be playing with some interesting techniques, stitching on paper both computer images and handmade paper exploring how to enhance our coastal images with texture, fabrics, fibres and more colour, holding to all these wonderful embellishments and techniques together with free motion embroidery. When creating the postcards you will need to consider what elements in the art work are special to you and how to use texture and colour to enhance them, to breathe life into a flat postcard . The postcards will be a little nostalgic from the time of hand written communication and also tell a story of the place you love.The postcards will be finished into an hanging art work by using wire and found objects and beautiful textures. Most of all the class we be an adventure so bring your smiles .





September 9 and 10 Threads and Tangles

A work shop based on the techniques used in this textile art work please note this is not the class sample that will be available early next year.In this workshop we will be creating movement and flow of leaves that ripple, fall twist and twirl . Making 3d leaves and cut out back into the fabric to create many layers in the textile will be using free motion techniques, hand dyed silk fabrics, silk fibre and colouring your own silk leaves .When finished this will be a framable art work.img_0592-1


 November 2017

Lake Tahoe U.S.A.



This is art work which the workshop project will be based on using free motion embroidery, hand dyed silks, 3d leaves, lace cut out and hand painted silks. All information and registration in November can be found on the website in November.











Workshop dates 2018


Note – This workshop is not about the construction of a garment but rather it is about the art work on your beautiful garment!!!!

In the workshop you will be using hand dyed silk mesh, hand dyed silk fibres, silk yarns, hand stitch, hand dyed silk velvet. These gorgeous ingredients will be free motion machine embroidery onto the body of your chosen garment.   Michelle will provide kits for the art work on the garment and all participants will need to provide their garment fabric and a pattern which will be discussed closer to the workshop date.




August  4-6 2018 

Registrations are open for

I am so excited to be teaching at Uluru retreat 2018. environment will be so creatively inspiring . Have a look at the fabulous line up of amazing tutors and activities that this retreat offers, dont miss out on this experience you will need to book soon , if you love the colours and landscape of Australia and are maker you will love this extraordinary retreat. I would love to see you there…/

Mischkulnig Textile Art 3-day workshop 4-6 August
What I will bring to Uluru as a tutor is a possibility. I will introduce the participants to a glorious hand dyed silk mesh fabric, delicate and light to touch with a sensuous drape and lustre this is the base cloth to be richly embellished and free motion stitched. The cocoon wrap will be a organic free flowing art garment which is fully reversible. The fibres and fabrics we will use will be hand dyed including carefully selected yarns, hand dyed silk fibres and velvets. The beautiful cocoon wrap which will created by the participants will be inspired by the colours of Uluru, sunsets and sunrises, early morning and Kakadu, vegetation and changing light.
“Wrapped in Uluru” Wearable Art Wrap full kit cost $140
I create an emotion, an interpretation. It is an expression of what I have observed, listened to, sensed and carried in my heart, head and hands it is a possibility. I believe the secret to a creative life is let your intuition, curiosity and soul capture the sparkling magic that surrounds us and ever
present at Uluru.

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What a fabulous and inspiring destination for a workshop cant wait :-) .The project my class will be based on is a reversible wearable art garment, we will be using free motion machine embroidery hand dyed silk mesh, fibres and lace cutouts to create a lustrous and gorgeous garment which is completely reversible making it so versatile.The techniques we will use are free motion embroidery, hand stitch, cut out lace work, knowing your fabrics possibility using silk yarns and fibers, balance and flow of design, how to make once piece of fabric out of these yummy ingredients.The images below are indicative of the class project and will be updated shortly as the colours and designI would  like to be used in the class are to capture the spirit of Uluru and allow the participant to take home with them a a tactile memory.
























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