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Making Conversation with Arounna Khounnoraj

Making Conversation with Arounna Khounnoraj

Today we talk with Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou. It's no secret that Arounna is a powerhouse in the creative world. Whether working as an artist, designer, maker, instructor–and even as a student–Arounna's passion for one-of-a-kind creations has followed her throughout her life's journey.

Arounna's story tells of her deeply personal connection to making that began in the home during childhood and continues in the creative spirit shared by her children. From inspiration to finished product, Arounna's passions for material, form, process and experimentation are key to her personal and creative growth.

Together with her husband John Booth, Arounna co-founded Bookhou–a multidisciplinary studio showcasing their individual and collaborative work from textiles to woodwork–including patterns, tools, and finished goods for makers.

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/ giveaway: harrisville designs /

This week's giveaway is sponsored by Harrisville Designs, and we're giving away one of their amazing punch needle kits designed in collaboration with Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou punch needle kits.

The perfect introduction to the punch needle process–each kit provides everything you need to create a unique wall hanging inspired by the colors and shapes of Autumn foliage and flora, including 5 balls of Harrisville Designs' Turbine yarn, punch needle template, monk's cloth, and an 8x10 inch frame.

To enter this giveaway, download our new app, Making, and leave a comment on today's podcast episode post. Find us in the Apple App Store with a search for "Making." And if you don't have an iPhone–not to worry. We'll be releasing the Android app in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can enter by commenting on the episode blog post at

The biggest of thanks to everyone involved in this weeks episode, Arounna, Harrisville Designs, the Making team and our producer Alice Anderson. I hope you'll join me each week as we talk and learn from more fascinating makers. For podcast notes and transcription, visit Have a wonderful week!

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