Hands-on Thailand Craft Tour
Departs 5th June 2020
9 day small group textile tour
Chiang Mai, Thailand
$3,250 per person twin share
9 wonderful days of immersing yourself in the craft, culture, shopping and textiles of ancient Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Explore the ancient temples and the fabulous shopping of this beautiful ancient city. Immerse yourself in culture and crafts when you try your hand at traditional batik stamping and canting, palm weaving, traditional paper cutting, paper lantern making, sashiko embroidery and pattern making, Hmong embroidery, natural dyes and shibori techniques.
DAY 1: Today is arrival day. Narelle will collect you from the airport - then all you have to do is unpack and relax.
DAY 2: Today is all about immersing ourselves in the culture of Chiang Mai. We explore some the cities most iconic temples, sites and markets.
DAY 3: We spend the day experimenting with local natural dyes and learning shibori techniques. We also learn the ancient craft of Thai paper cutting (Tung).
DAY 4: We spend the day taking a workshop in traditional Hmong embroidery. Tonight, we take a tour of the local food markets and try our hand at traditional Thai cooking with a local chef.
DAY 5: Today we travel to the outskirts of the city where we spend the day with one of Chiang Mai’s leading batik and quilting artists. We lean the batik techniques of both canting and stamping
DAYs 6 and 7: Over the next 2 days we will learn the techniques involved in creating sashiko embroidery including how to make patterns. We will also learn the ancient Thai craft of palm leaf weaving from a local master weaver.
DAY 8: This morning we take a class in making the iconic Thai paper lanterns and spend time exploring some of the cities textile shops.
DAY 9: Your tour finishes this morning after breakfast and your transfer to the airport.
Starts: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Finishes: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Dates: 5th June 2020
Departs: Minimum of 5
Cost: TWIN SHARE: $3,250 AUD per person. Add single room supplement $575
Inclusions: 8 nights twin share accommodation 3 star hotel with pool, daily breakfast, 5 lunches; 1 dinner, temples and city tour, market tour, traditional cooking class, natural dyes class, batik stamping and canting class, shibori techniques, sashiko techniques and pattern making; palm weaving; Hmong embroidery; lantern making, airport transfers