WAFTA 25 September Guest speaker – Aukje Boonstra

WAFTA September’s Guest Speaker is Aukje Boonstra!

Aukje Boonstra is a textile artist from Tasmania who is here in September running two amazing WAFTA workshops with the entrancing title: Found Collected Dyed Stitched!  at www.wafta.com.au

“Working with second hand materials is one of my passions. It is as if the essence of the people who wore and used them before are embedded in the fibres.  Textiles carry stories, known and unknown. Working with those precious materials and turning them into unique wearable art pieces is what I love to do. As well as that the process of eco-dyeing never fails to fascinate me. To find eucalyptus leaves, sea weeds, barks on my walks along the beaches and town parks, have those simmer in dye pots with cloth and then when it has cooled to reveal the results is unpredictable, exciting and rewarding.  The repurposing of clothing, eco dyeing and hand stitching are my areas of expertise”.  

Join us to hear a very engaging and inspiring artist talk of her passion:
September 25th, Craft House Menora from 7pm
Members $5 and Guests $10.