PUNCH NEEDLE WORKSHOP WITH AROUNNA Khounnoraj OF BOOKHOU
SCOTLAND | COMING IN 2019
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ABOUT THE TRIP
Big skies, dramatic landscapes, spectacular wildlife, superb seafood and hospitable, down-to-earth people make Scotland the perfect place to find inspiration for your Punch Needle projects. In this workshop you will explore the beautiful landscape of Scotland and use it as inspiration for your punch needle art. Arounna will take you through her design process starting with creating your own watercolour paintings which you will use as a reference to begin your punch needle piece. We will also be celebrating Scotland's long history as a centre in the woollen industry by visiting local wool mills, learning the processes of wool production and incorporating locally produced yarn into your work. In addition to wall art pieces you will also be shown how to create other pieces like pillows and bags.
Arounna Khounnoraj is a Canadian artist and maker working in Toronto where she immigrated with her family from Laos at the age of four. While her education includes a master’s degree in fine arts in sculpture and ceramics, it was through subsequent residencies that she found her current focus in fibre arts. In 2002 she started bookhou, a multi-disciplinary studio with her husband John Booth, where Arounna explores screen printing and a variety of textile techniques such as embroidery and punch needle. She creates objects such as bags, home goods and textile art.
In addition, Arounna’s passion for creating and belief in the importance of the handmade has allowed her to become one of Canada’s most sought-after mentors and educators working with colleges, workshops and social media projects.
Currently, Arounna’s work using the punch needle has created a social media sensation. From wall art to cushions and bags, her punch needle pieces highlight her botanical and abstract designs and her sense of colour have brought a modern, new life to an old technique.
Don't miss Arounna on Instagram (she posts a lot of punch needle inspiration!)
Photos by Arounna Khounnoraj / Bookhou
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