• A window into my studio 2

    A window into my studio 

    Michelle Mischkulnig Australian textile artist chelletetxiles.com.au

    Using variegated threads 

    I like to use rayon machine embroidery threads they have a beautiful lustre, colour and softness. I often use a variegated thread and to break the look of block colours in the variegated threads I use a plain thread with it simultaneously.

    I run both threads through the top of the machine together as if they are a single thread. I thread the one needle with both of the  threads and adjust the tension to suit (usually loosen a little to allow for both threads to pass through the machine tensioner. Not all sewing machines will allow a double thread through the one needle. I own 3 x35 year old Bernina sewing machines nothing smantsy fancy

    Enjoy and play with different combinations you will be surprised what effects you can achieve with colours you never expected to combine.

    Below is a sample of the one variegated thread with 3 different plain threads.



    Saving Treasures, Sprinkles, bibs and bobs


    I have many containers in my studio where I collect up treasures, snips, sprinkles, threads off cuts and jewels.These always make beautiful textures.I use a layer of fusible webbing to attach them to fabric and paper.What you do with these treasures is up to you.


    This week in my studio

    I have been making bags for Stonehouse Gallery using free motion machine embroidery, cotton, upholstery fabric,inktense pencils and leather I still need line them and apply handles.I will post finished pieces on Facebook.








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  1. Chelle says:

    Great to hear form you Linda and pleased you are following my blog.This is all a learning curve for me it is wonderful to get the feed back.

  2. Linda says:

    I have been seeing your Facebook posts for some time and am really enjoying your blog. It is very inspiring

  3. Chelle says:

    Thanks Pam so great to receive your message.I am posting soon more information about my Bali tripApril 2016 very soon, I hope you will also enjoy that.

  4. Pan Orchard says:

    so inspiring thank you!

  5. Chelle says:

    Yes Karen the exhibition opening is Friday November 27 at 6pm-7.45 please come a long.I will send you out an invitation. Thanks for your message.

  6. Karen Gillieron says:

    Hi Michelle :)

    I ‘SOOO’ love your work – have an original at home :)

    Could you please advise starting date for solo exhibition at Yering Station in November?

    Many thanks xox

  7. Chelle says:

    It is lovely to hear form you Lorraine and thank you for your lovely words.Dont forget to drop into Stonehouse IN November December when we have all our handmade gifts arriving.

  8. Lorraine Tran says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, Michelle. I have seen it at Stonhouse Gallery. Love the colours and textures you create.

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