Saturday 5 September 2020, 9-11am BST, Bamboo Weaving, Virtual Workshop with Ock Pop Tock (Laos)
Saturday 5 September 2020, 9-11am BST (British Summer Time, London, UK)
Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom, by Ock Pop Tock
Founded in 2000 by Joanna Smith and Veomanee Douangdala, Ock Pop Tok is an artisan social enterprise based in Luang Prabang, Laos. Over the years we have grown from a small shop selling only a few designs, to becoming one of the most important textile and artisanal institutions in all of Laos and South East Asia. Ock Pop Tok is now a team of over 78 employees.
Ock Pop Tok (meaning “East Meets West” in Lao) was founded on the principles of fair trade and sustainable business practices and the original concept was to bring people together through textiles to exchange knowledge and ideas. The company was pioneering social business and ethical fashion before these terms were even a part of our cultural lexicon.
Outline of the workshop
Working with long pieces of dyed bamboo, experiment with different techniques first making flat objects (coasters), then move to something more challenging, a basket.
Soak the bamboo to make it more flexible and malleable. Learn to work with different colours to create a pattern and move from flat objects to objects with more volume.
An materials pack is available to buy for an additional cost here.
For those that choose not to purchase the materials pack a materials list is provided below.
90 long pieces of dyed bamboo
Small scissors for cutting bamboo
Bowl (to soak the bamboo in water)
Workshop Cancellation Policy
All places reserved on workshops are non refundable, however, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked at least two weeks prior to the event, we will re-advertise your place and refund your fee as long as we are able to sell your place and the workshop is fully booked.
If you require additional information about this workshop please contact Catherine Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org.