Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 October 2021, Punch Needle Embroidery, Virtual Workshop with Arounna Khounnoraj
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 October 2021, 2-5pm BST (British Summer Time, London, UK)
Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom by Arounna Khounnoraj
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.
Outline of the workshop
Punch needle embroidery has taken the craft world by storm, and Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou is at the helm of this movement. This in-depth workshop will teach you the techniques to design and create your own punch needle embroidery. Arounna will take you through her design process starting with creating your own collages which you will use as a reference to begin your punch needle piece.
You will use your punch needle piece to create a small bag that will be hand sewn with no zipper and a cross body strap.
No experience is required and all the materials needed for the workshop will be included. A materials pack will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.
Material pack will contain:
- Oxford punch needle no. 10 regular
- 10 inch morgan no slip hoop
- 10 inch wood hoop for display
- Monks cloth
- Coloured paper for collaging
- Glue stick
- A variety of coloured yarn
- Elements for making a bag
Workshop Cancellation Policy
All places reserved on workshops are non refundable, however, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked at least two weeks prior to the event, we will re-advertise your place and refund your fee as long as we are able to sell your place and the workshop is fully booked.
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