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Workshop dates 2018


Just added

A new date for November 2018 

I am very excited to share with a a fantastic opportunity this is a whole experience . I am teaching 3 1/2 day works shops in Bali small classes of 10 we wont have sewing machines but will be immersed in colour and texture I will share some images form my last work shop in Bali. Jim is an extraordinary man with so much experience and is currently a Emmy award nomination for his first series of a travel and crafting show  “Destination Craft ” Below is Jims description of the Bali trip

Once in a while an amazing opportunity comes along where creativity, spirituality, passion for art and a desire to learn all come together in one special tour, and this is the one!

You are invited to join Australian master artist Michelle Mischkulnig and Jim West on a once in a lifetime trip in Bali this October as we present: “WALKING ON SUNSHINE- a creative journey of art, textiles, batiks and wellness!”

This 10-day experience is life-changing in many ways, from the specially designed textile workshops and exciting hands-on batik classes, to the spiritual wellness you will encounter as you immerse yourself in the Balinese way of life.

Space is limited to 20 people with only 10 participants in each workshop at one time. Michelle’s passion and skill level as a textile genius will give each participant an opportunity to expand their creative soul and dance in a safe and enlightened space of abandoned joy, and Jim West shares his enthusiastic approach to life, business and his spiritual journey.

OCT 24-NOV 2, 2018

• This DELUXE tour package includes:
• Round trip international airfare from the United States to Bali, Indonesia. (Other international airfare is available upon request)
• Deluxe hotel accommodations in the city of Ubud and beach resort area of Nusa Dua.
• Bus transfers to and from the airport and hotels in Bali.
• All taxes and gratuities included in the price.
• “Hands-on Batik workshops” with a focus on fabric dyeing, painting, hot wax stamping and more. (All materials provided)
• “Master textile workshops” with renowned artist Michelle Mischkulnig. (Class kits included)
• Special shopping opportunities for batik fabric at a fraction of retail prices.
• Daily breakfast, some lunches and welcome/farewell dinners.
• Special “flower offering workshop” made in the traditional Balinese way.
• Special “photography workshop” with Jim West.
• A spiritual cleansing encounter at the “Tirta Empul Temple.”
• Morning meditations and Tai Chi class for beginners.
• “Creating a business from your passion” presentation with Jim West.
• An “optional dinner and fireside blessing” with a local Balinese family.
• Special showing of the Emmy-Award nominated “Destination Craft with Jim West- Bali episode.”
• Commemorative Craftours gifts including lanyard, luggage tag and totebag.
• Shopping in special craft markets and shops for unique treasures.
• “Traveling with an Artist’s Eye” presentation with Jim West.

We are also offering an optional 3-day tour to the island of Jakarta for those who are interested.

The total cost of this extraordinary 10-day creative experience is only $3947.00 per person based on double occupancy and first come/first served.


Call Craftours and reserve your space today! 877 887 1188 or email

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Some images from the last trip to Bali 

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Please note an extra class has been added for May at Threads and Tangles for the garment class.


April 2018


extra class just added

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

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.
ps this could be a length of fabric it does not need to be a garment 


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.


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.

















August 2018

Class Description: 

In this workshop we will be playing with many beautiful hand dyed fibres and fabrics. Looking at how they layer an texture, you will be using vibrant colours to explore the movement and ingredients that make a garden magic. Folding, tearing, colouring, free motion stitching , hand stitching, fusing. creating 3d leaves and flowers pulling together all these elements to complete a framable textile garden art work. You will find plenty of scope to introduce all your own bibs and bobs, this art work will be very organic capturing a garden in full bloom.I look forward to sharing my techniques with you.

Events for 2019 

I have three closed teaching events which are  booked out .

Threads and Tangles TBA 

Lake Tahoe Art quilt Retreat TBA 




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