THAI IKAT DYEING & WEAVING WORKSHOP – 27-29 Oct 2017 – QUY CHAU, NGHE AN

Textile Linker collaborate with Hoa Tien Brocade Cooperative to organize the Thai Ikat dyeing & weaving workshop. Located 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 been existed for such a long time. The brocade products were originally made for the family needs and to use as dowry when girl comes to her husband’s house. Thai women in Hoa Tien are adept with silk and cotton. Especially, the distinguish natural dyeing technique from herb, flower, leaf, bark,… has made Hoa Tien brocade ranked as high value added products.

The workshop is organized during 3 days by working closely with the Black Thai women artisan to learn the silk making process, the ikat techniques where weft yarns are tied and dyed before weaving, learn the natural dye and weaving on loom.

Language is English and Vietnamese.

Link event: https://www.facebook.com/events/150813395516920/