Several years ago, I found myself in Luang Prabang in the heart of Laos. There are many things to do in this tropical paradise (click here to find out more). If you want to delve deeper into their culture, the Ock Pop Tok weaving class is a great way to explore where silk comes from and how it is prepared. You will gain a new appreciation of the time and effort involved in textile art!
A tuk-tuk will pick you up from your accommodation in the morning and drop you home again in the evening. A delicious lunch is included in the day. You will learn about all the different dyes and get a chance to dye your own silk. Later, pick your colours and design, and be guided through the process of making your own placemat or scarf. Here is a photo tour of my experience.
This was such a wonderful experience and I still have the placemat hanging in my apartment to this day. If you’re inspired to give it a go, check out their website for more details at ockpoptok.com.
Have you ever tried weaving? I would love to see your creations!