Old Fashioned...


with Aukje Boonstra


10AM - 4PM

$105 / $79

Remaking discarded clothing into trendy unique wearables.

"Take a garment out of your wardrobe; it may be out of date, or something you found at an thrift shop. Something about it appeals to you; the colour, the texture, or the feel of it; but you would not wear it as it is: it needs something..."

Learn how to turn garments into unique trendy wearable art pieces. Together with other pieces of clothes, knits, collected fabrics, embellishments, bits of lace and doilies, and what ever else you can think of.  Cut off, add on, play, stitch, embellish, have fun and be creative*!

You can spend the time available on one piece or you may like to start a few pieces and finish them later at home.  Give yourself permission to cut into clothes, and then start thinking of ways how to fix them and turn them into a unique garment which will be a real talking point.  Enjoy wearing something different of your own creation! 


  • Transformed garment/s, made up using discarded clothing and collected materials

  • Increased confidence with clothing alterations

  • Learn a new technique which will bring life back into long forgotten or discarded op-shop clothing


  • Fabric you have that you would like to use

  • Garments from home you'd like to work on

  • Threads, sewing kits, embellishments, etc

  • Your sewing machine (in good working order with accessories)**

  • Notebook and pen

* Basic hand-sewing skills are required for this session.

** If you bring your sewing machine, there will be no time to teach you how to use it.


Please book via the ticketing system below so that we know you are coming.



Aukje Boonstra is an established professional textile artist and teacher based in North-West Tasmania.  She specialises in eco dyeing, hand stitching and the transformation of discarded clothing into wearable art pieces.


Aukje conducts workshops across Australia in natural dyeing, repurposing old clothes into trendy wearable art pieces, creative embroidery and many more. 


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