Weave Your Way Through Sinh City
Textile of the Moment
Valerie Olla

Weave Your Way Through Sinh City!

Follow us in the streets of Luang Prabang, and weave your way through Sinh City, to learn more about the Lao sinh, the traditional Lao skirt. More than an outfit, the sinh is a symbol of culture and a marker of ethnicity.

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Kavita Parmar
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Radio Ock Pop Tok

Kavita Parmar Says “Be the Change”

Kavita Parmar, founder and creative director of I OWE YOU Project, discusses the need for a new design ecosystem. And, she shares her love affair with the Madras check and her vision for how each of us must “be the change”.

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Meet Mook V: Textile Innovator
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Radio Ock Pop Tok

Meet MookV, Textile Innovator

Weaver, designer, textile innovator Ploenchanh “Mook” Vinyaratn uses traditional handlooms and needlework to create modern, multi-dimensional textiles for handbags under her label MookV. She shares her process, the challenges in the marketplace and her relentless passion and optimism for artisan textiles.

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Blessings in the time of Covid
News & Events
Veo & Jo

Blessings in the time of Covid

Six months into the pandemic and closed borders, we’ve had some time to reflect. If you are interested in reading our thoughts on how we’ve tried to find blessings in this Covid time, read on. We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to too, so please reach out and share your experiences and thoughts.

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“Movement” Explores Heritage Skills, Textiles
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Radio Ock Pop Tok

An Artisan Movement Explores
the Language of Cloth

At once visionary and down-to-earth, IBU Movement’s Susan Hull Walker shares insights on collaborating with artisans, merging heritage and contemporary textiles and keeping artisan livelihoods sustainable. IBU “Movement” Explores Heritage Skills, Textiles & “Language of Cloth.”

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Ikat weaving technique
Textile of the Moment
Valerie Olla

Follow the Thread:
Ikat weaving technique!

Did you ever wonder how weavers obtain these beautiful contrasting patterns, all with what seems to be a continuous thread? They use the Ikat weaving technique! And it is indeed one continuous thread…

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Hmong Batik techniques
Textile of the Moment
Valerie Olla

Hmong Batik Techniques & Stories

If like us, you are fascinated by the deep shades of indigo and striking white designs of Hmong Batik, follow our resident Batik Teacher, Mae Zuzong, and learn more about Hmong Batik techniques…

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Guest
Madison

Creative Women at OPT

Are you curious about the relationship between culture and creativity? Join us and learn more about what our staff has to say on the subject…

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Living Crafts Centre
Madison

Laos Colours of Life

Over the last 30 years, due to the availability of cheap synthetic dyes, many weavers have opted for the quicker process of chemical dyes. Now, however, due to a few factors, there is a revival of natural dyeing in Laos.

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Guest

Ikat weaving in Laos

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to try my hand at weaving. Having watched weavers at their looms many times, the process always seems shrouded in mystery, and also rather magical!

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