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Classes, Workshops & Seminars

Experience Laos through textiles — alongside our Master Weavers and experienced teachers you can try your own hand at traditional crafts. A wide range of classes in silk weaving, natural dyes, batik drawing and bamboo weaving are available — from half day to 1, 2 or 3 day classes.

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Great for kids and the whole family!

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Get your hands dirty! Experience the colours of Laos during this introduction to natural dyeing and learn how the Lao have been using plants and other ingredients from nature for generations to colour textiles.

How would you like to bring back home your very own silk scarf that you wove yourself? Alongside a master weaver and a guide — for translation — learn the art of silk weaving. Choose your colours and technique to your liking.

Learn the art of Hmong batik with our resident batik teacher, Mae Thao Zuzong. Depending on whether you choose the half day, full day or two day class, you will create a larger textile piece. Indigo dyeing optional.

Bamboo is a very useful material in Laos and is used in all aspects of daily life. Join our master bamboo weaver and learn the basics of bamboo weaving. You’ll bring back home a basket, coasters or placemat.

Our village Artisan class is your chance to learn about Laos and some of its ethnic groups through their artisan traditions. You will create 3 crafts to take home among which an Akha bracelet and Tai Lue dreamcatcher.

Hmong embroidery techniques can be applied to a multitude of products… Choose between a half day or full day class, select your favorite pattern and make some fun colorful coasters to bring back home!

Fun, creative experience includes collecting herbs from the garden, making natural dyes and each person dyeing their choice of a t-shirt or scarf. A great way to learn about Lao textiles together! 

During a 1.5 hour seminar, Ock Pop Tok co-founders Joanna Smith and Veomanee Douangdala walk you through the rich textile traditions of Laos from the creation of silk to the weaving process and the meaning of motifs.

Not travelling to Laos anytime soon? You can also enjoy some of our classes online. Order your DIY kit and follow along as our skilled artisans guide you through the different steps to new crafts in a self-paced video and brochure.

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