Tafta Inc is a not for profit organisation .

Founded in 2014 by Larissa Murdock and Bronwyn Packwood for the promotion of the creative arts community.

Geelong Fibre Forum will be held on the

1st October to 7th  Oct, 2017,

at Geelong Grammar, Corio.

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Aukje Boonstra (Aust) -

Old fashion ….Transformed

Workshop Description


Classes Available

Payments Terms and Options



Geelong Grammar

50 Biddlecombe Avenue,

Corio VIC 3214




PO Box 2395

Palmerston  NT  0831


Aukje started her practise as a textile artist in 1997. Hand embroidery, natural dyeing and transforming pre worn clothing into unique wearable art pieces are her areas of expertise. Aukje has conducted numerous workshops in Natural Dyeing, Creative Embroidery and Old Fashion … Transformed since 2000 around Tasmania and interstate. In 2007 she was a tutor at TextIsle07 a textile forum organized by TAFTA and Adult Education held in Launceston (TAS) In 2012 Aukje was a tutor at The Natural Dye Symposium held at Beautiful Silks in Fitzroy (VIC)   She had two sole exhibitions and has been part in numerous joined exhibitions around Tasmania. Over the last few years Aukje has helped organize and has been participating in various fashion parades showing sustainable fashion.

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Residential  Shared $1050

(All meals included)

Residential  Single $1150

Non- residential $650

(Includes all lunches, daily “facilities’ charge, access to all talks, extra activities plus morning and afternoon tea)

Garments from thrift stores, garage sales and outdated clothing out of your own wardrobe can be used to be transformed during this workshop.

First the choice is made with one piece which may be old fashioned, but you like the colour, texture and how it feels. After that, you select complimenting materials which can be other pieces of clothing you are willing to cut up. Collected scraps of cloth, lace and other fabrics can all be used too. When you have a nice collection of materials the fun continues.

Start including your other selected materials to build a unique wearable art piece, which will be suitable for everyday occasions.

It will be a journey of learning, problem solving, having fun and decision making all the way.

You can work on one garment during the whole week or make some more.

You can do hand stitch only, use the machine or both.

If you use a sewing machine it has to be in good working order and have all the required bits and the book with it. You have to know how to operate it and have basic sewing skills.