Homegrown Cotton & Silk, Natural Dye, Weaving, Embroidery Workshop – Hoa Tien Craft Village, Nghe An Province

SLocated in the west of Nghe An, a big province that connects the north and central parts of Vietnam, Quy Chau is inhabited by Thai ethnic people whose tradition is based in rice cultivation and the crafts of textiles and woodwork. Brocade weaving of Thai’s people in Hoa Tien Traditional Village, Quy Chau district has existed for such a long time. The brocade products were originally made for the family needs and to be used as dowry when a girl comes to her husband’s house. Each brocade starts with cotton, silkworms, spinning, natural dyeing, weaving and embroidery. It is a wholehearted and creative workflow process.

Textile Linker cooperates with Hoa Tien Brocade to organize Hoa Tien craft village workshop-tour with the following unique experiences:

  • Meeting with high-skilled Thai artisans of Hoa Tien Brocade Cooperative.
  • Visit cotton gardens, mulberry gardens, gardens of plants and trees with natural dyed materials.
  • Discover the process of making cotton and silk.
  • Discover techniques such ikat dyeing, weaving on loom and hand embroidery.
  • Discover the pattern story of Thai ethnic textile.
  • Learn how to tie and dye naturally (indigo/ yam root/ laccifer lacca…) on a 40x40cm silk scarf.
  • Visit the peaceful scenery of the Thai people.
  • Visit Hang Bua cave, Muong Chieng Ngam temple – learn the history of this place. 
  • Stream bathing & rafting in Nam Hat river. 
  • Thread tying ritual – a traditional custom of the Thai.
  • Sleep on stilts homestay of Thai ethnic group.
  • Enjoy local cuisine.
  • Drink traditional wine and enjoy cultural exchange, singing, dancing, etc.


  • Location: Hoa Tien Village, Quy Chau district, Nghe An province.
  • Duration: 3 days and 2 nights.
  • Price:
    • 3,500,000 VND/person ($150) for a group of 5 people.
    • 4,000,000 VND/person ($174) for a group of 4 people.
    • 4,700,000 VND/person ($204) for a group of 3 people.
    • 6,200,000 VND/person ($279) for a group of 2 people.
    • 10,300,000 VND/person ($448) for 1 person.
  • Price includes a 7-seater private car from Hanoi – Nghe An, workshop fee including artisans fee and materials, storyteller/guide, rafting fee, thread tying ritual, experience with traditional singing and dancing exchange, 5 principal meals and 2 breakfasts, 2 nights on on stilts homestay, travel insurance.

The workshop-tour can be customized. You can take the local bus (day or night bus), or take a flight to Vinh and a bus to the village. Please contact us by email textilelinker.vietnam@gmail.com for more information.