Michelle regularly teaches within Australia from her Blue Mountains studio to a diverse clientele of students. She regularly mentors people with disability in access arts practise combining textile and visual arts studio skills.
Michelle has taught at Contextart Homespun 2016, TAFTA Geelong 2016, Grampians Texture 2015, Fibre Arts Australia 2012, NSW Spinners & Weavers Guild 2010-2013 Summer School and has traveled domestically for Private Group workshops.
Workshops in Creative Hand-Spinning, Wool Dyeing and Fibre Arts are held regularly in the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains.
You can find the current schedule and Booking info here: Workshops
Publications & Press
-Artist Feature & original handspun designs
-Twists On Twists spin technique & Throwing Snowballs knit patterns
Intertwined, by Lexi Boeger, Quarry Books 2008" Collier design / construction technique
Michelle's handspun yarn has been commissioned for Anne Geddes Photography 2011
A Woolly Yarn television appearance, Wooldancer Blue Mountains studio featured on Channel 7 Sydney Weekender TV program, July 2011
Article Summer Spindling, spinning faux silks YARN magazine Issue 16
Bachelor of Arts(Visual Arts) in Photography/ Jewelry-Silversmithing, CSU Riverina 1992-1995
Certificate in Craft Teacher Curriculum for Rudolf Steiner Education 2003
Michelle is an experienced workshop/seminar presenter, has worked as Artist/Mentor for High School students and regularly enjoys being involved in Access / Community Arts.
Art Exhibitions & Community Arts
2017 Context Art textiles exhibition, Braemar Gallery, Springwood NSW
2016 TAFTA tutors exhibition, Geelong Grammar School, VIC.
2015 Context art exhibition, Braemar Gallery, Springwood NSW.
2014 Wildwovenforms Exhibition, Wild Valley Art Park, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2014 Artist in Residence, Cocoon Lantern Installation, Kindlehill School
2012 Design On The Edge exhibition at Braemar Gallery Springwood NSW
2011 Animal Collective Noun exhibition at GAFFA Gallery Sydney
2011 Solas Light Sculpture Community Arts Project - Artist and Workshop facilitator at Love Lawson Festival, Youth Eco Summit.
1st Award for Handspun Crochet Beanie 2012, Woolcraft, Australian Wool Show 2012
Highly Commended, Novelty Handspun Yarn, Woolcraft, Australian Wool Show 2010
1st & 2nd Awards for Novelty Handspun Yarn, Woolcraft, Australian Wool Show 2009