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The demonstrations site is great and a delightful way to while away a day learning new skills and chatting with the staf...
Many years ago I completed a 2 day silk natural dyeing and weaving class here and at the end had a fantastic 2 m long si...
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The Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre is where the fascinating world of Lao textiles comes alive! Set in the grounds of a stunning tropical garden on the Mekong, it's the perfect place to learn more about this uniqu...More about the host
The demonstrations site is great and a delightful way to while away a day learning new skills and chatting with the staff in this beautiful compound. My partner had wanted to do basket weaving in Sydney but kept missing out on courses so we loved being able to have this opportuntiy to learn this craft and experience whilst sitting by the side of the Mekong. It was so good I went back the next day and did the natural dye making course. Another highlight of my trip
Many years ago I completed a 2 day silk natural dyeing and weaving class here and at the end had a fantastic 2 m long silk scarf that many friends can't believe I made - well I did have excellent guidance and help! This time I decided to have a go at a 1/2 day Basket Weaving Class. I got the free Tuk Tuk from the Shop in Town early so that I could have lunch in the Cafe before the class. It was a great Green Pawpaw salad and the location of the Cafe overlooking the Mekong is a plus. The female staff were very amused to hear a woman was learning Basket Weaving as it turns out this is a job for the men of the village. They made me promise to come back and show the results. My teacher was a Hmong man, Doua, and he patiently guided me in the skills of weaving a bamboo basket 12cm high x 12 wide - with a square base but then round sides - in a blue and white pattern of my design. As I was the only student that day we finished early, so Doua then showed me how to make decorative bamboo birds. It was a fun afternoon - and the ladies in the Cafe (and the staff of my GH) were very impressed with my efforts!