2020/04/08 19:30 - 2020/04/08 21:30
Arounna Khounnoraj is a screen printer who enjoys experimenting with surface techniques such as embroidery and punch needle. She and her husband run the textile studio bookhou. Arounna will speak about her creative journey and how to market a brand and business. As an established textile designer, she will talk about the relationship between selling online and using social media to develop your story and creating a community.
Arounna 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. 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.