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Wooldancer // Artisan Yarn

Artist CV

Workshops

Michelle has taught the USA at Yarnival CA 2013, SWAY Art Yarn Guild FLand MAD WOOL CT 2013/2014. 

Michelle regularly teaches within Australia from her Blue Mountains studio. She 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 Profile & original handspun designs (listed below) feature in the book Spinning and Dyeing Yarn by Ashley Martineau, Barron's 2014

[Asymmetrical Handknit cowl design p87, Artist's profile spread p118/119Handspun Tunisian crochet neckwarmer p174, Handspun Yarn p203]

Twists On Twists spin technique  & Throwing Snowballs knit pattern appear in Hand Spun by Lexi Boeger, Quarry Press 2012

Michelle's handspun yarn has been commissioned for Anne Geddes Photographyin 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

Collier handspun design published in the bookIntertwined by Lexi Boeger, Quarry Press 2008

Education

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 enjoys being involved in 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.

Awards

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