Aukje Boonstra | WORKSHOPS
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2 Day | Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 March 2022
STITCH, STITCH, STITCH
This workshop is fully booked, email firstname.lastname@example.org to go on the waiting list.
Start playing with straight stitches and be amazed of where it can go. It is all about the way they are placed, crossed over, layered, loose and tight. Using fine and thicker threads. Choosing lots of colours or a limited range. Discover how to tell your story in mysterious asemic stitching, as well as chain, cretan stitches and more.
4 Day | Monday 21 – Thursday 24 March 2022
OLD FASHION......TRANSFORMED This workshop is fully booked, email email@example.com to go on the waiting list.
Disassemble, assemble, cut off, add on and play! Take... a piece of clothing. An outdated item out of your wardrobe, or something found in an op shop. Perhaps you like the material it is made of, the texture or the colour. Transform it into a piece of unique sustainable couture, using other pieces of discarded clothing and collected materials.
Aukje Boonstra started her textile art practise in 1997. Her area of expertise is about sustainability, working mainly with materials others discard. Nature is a huge inspiration for Aukje. This relates to her dyeing, using local vegetation, seaweeds and garden plants. Creating unique sustainable couture out of thrift shop finds, keep on fascinating her. Applying hand stitching with embellishing clothing, making stitching samplers, journal covers and textile artworks is part of daily life. Being playful and free is essential.
Aukje has been exhibiting in Tasmania and in The Netherlands and has conducted workshops Australia wide since 2000.