Learning to weave at 20 years old, later than most, Mrs. Ting taught herself by observing friends.
Prayer flags representing the stairs to heaven in traditional beliefs and diamond motifs are her favourite.
Whether she’s teaching a class or weaving on her own, she says she learned a lot from her experiences at Ock Pop Tok and especially loves the women and community here.
She believes Lao people are the best in the world at weaving and even though she has four boys, she will continue to weave to earn a steady income for her family and to teach the next generations. She says that she “would love to keep Lao weaving alive.”