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2-day natural dyes and weaving class

Luang prabang, Laos

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Art-and-culture

Overview


Duration: 2 days

Meeting Point: Not specified

Number of people: 2 - 6

Highlights


HIGHLIGHTS

  • In-depth experience of dying and weaving
  • Hands-on approach that teach you preparing dyes, color silk-skeins, dying and weaving
  • Take home your own created art pieces
  • Attending this workshop will directly benefit local artisans and their families
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Maximum number of participants is 6*

Description


DESCRIPTION

These two days will give you an in-depth experience of the local art forms of Laos: dying and weaving.

You will start your first day with a Natural Dyes Class. Experience natural dyes ‘hands on’. You will harvest natural dyes of which many of them are grown in our own garden. You will get an introduction to silk worms and silk making and create three natural dyed silk skeins yourself.

The second day you will master the art of Chok weaving. The result of Chok weaving is a pattern that floats on the surface of the weave in which many colors can be placed into the design across the width of the fabric. This method is sometimes also called “embroidery on the loom”. This day you will weave your own scarf (120cm) to take home.

Don’t worry, no previous experienced is necessary to create a truly unique souvenir.

The class is from 9:00 – 16:00 every day.

Price includes:

  • Materials
  • Instructions
  • Lunch on both days
  • Your own masterpieces (3 silk skeins and a scarf)

* In general the groups are not larger than 6 people, but sometimes there might be an exception.

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Meet the Team


Member since: September 2014


We are a local social business with a team of 9 people plus our handicraft women. The philosophy behind our organization was and continues to be, to empower women through their traditional skills, and promote Laotian textiles and crafts across the globe. In Laos we work with women artisans, rural producer groups and Lao youth. By purchasing products or participating in our tours and weaving classes you will be making a direct contribution to the welfare of rural women artisans and the preservation of Lao’s weaving culture.

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$ 163.20 p.p.

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