What better way to appreciate a craft than to give it a try? Our mission has always been to promote the discovery of Laos through textiles to our visiting guests in Luang Prabang. Today, after more than 20 years, we thought we would take our commitment further and share our knowledge and love of Lao textiles with the world through hands-on online workshops. We offer a variety of workshops at our Living Crafts Centre in Luang Prabang and for this new DIY kit, we are bringing online our most popular workshop; natural dyeing!
So, are you ready? This workshop requires little equipment, is accessible to beginners and explores a fascinating aspect of Lao culture; natural dyeing! Each kit includes all the material you need to complete your project, a colorful e-booklet* packed with information on natural dyeing in Laos and an online self-paced class. We designed this DIY Kit with various options for you to choose from. You can choose between three different dyestuffs from our garden on the banks of the Mekong: annatto (orange), and sappan (red). Would you prefer to dye a silk or cotton scarf? It’s up to you.
We will also teach you different ways to tie your scarf to achieve four different patterns. Two of them require some additional material (bamboo sticks for the second pattern and wood triangles cutout for the fourth one). Add them to your cart if you’d like to give those patterns a try.
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*In line with our commitment to be more environment-friendly, no printed step by step will be included in your kit. Soft copies will be sent to you. We are thankful for your understanding.
- Material: Cotton or Silk
- Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water, use mild soap
- Dimensions: 38 cm x 180 cm