Bamboo Craft

2019 Dates: 11-12 February, 5-6 March, 25-26 April

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The purpose of this workshop is for you to discover bamboo and learn some fundamental techniques so that you can make small objects or furniture of your own design after getting some practise. On this 2 day course, you will make two items of your choice from among four proposed options (a lantern, a shelf, a picture frame, a small table). If you wish, you can bring the items that you created back home with you.

Bamboo is a magical material.  It is strong, flexible, light, beautiful, surprisingly quite easy to craft.  Bamboo is a very environmentally friendly material as it is more quickly renewable than timber. Nowadays it can be easily purchased in many countries, including North America and Europe, where the number of bamboo nurseries and plantations continue to grow.

This workshop is mostly based on practise and includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to bamboo: the material and its properties
  • Visit to a nearby plantation and bamboo cutting
  • Introduction to the safe use of tools (machete, axe, saw and electric drill)
  • Cutting, drilling bamboo
  • Joining techniques
  • Bamboo non-toxic treatment,
  • Dying, painting, and preserving bamboo

You will be given a USB memory stick containing a summary of the training materials including additional documents (PDF files, Videos) and useful links if you wish to learn further.

General information

The course will be held at our centre, 25 kms south of Chiang Rai and will have a maximum of 6 participants.

Trainer: (to be announced later)

Course schedule:  9.00 to 18.00 with several breaks; Lunch break: 12.00 to 14.00

We can pick up participants the day before the workshop begins at Chiang Rai airport or at the bus station and will give you more details by email. To know how to get to Chiang Rai, click here.

Living situation

We will provide simple accommodation in a tent (2 m X 1.8 m). A mattress, blanket, pillow will be provided. A hammock, chair and small table are available near the tent if you wish to retreat for some privacy. Outdoor toilets and cool or hot showers are close to the tents. Wifi and 220 V electricity are available. There is also an area to play volley-ball, badminton !!

All meals will be vegetarian food with some meat and fish options. We will try to use the most organic vegetables, fruits and products available.

Participants will also be asked to take turns to help with cooking and cleaning the dining area.

We ask all participants to refrain from any illegal drug use or excessive drinking in our centre.

Fee

2,600 baht/person (about 69 euros, 79 USD). This fee includes instruction, accommodation, all meals, pick-up and drop-off at the Chiang Rai airport or bus terminals.

Registration

1) Email us to baandindoi@gmail.com.

2) Once we have replied to your email, a 1,000 baht deposit is due to secure your spot. Please understand we cannot hold your spot until we have received your deposit. The deposit is non-refundable unless:

  • We cancel the course (e.g. if there are fewer than 2 people registered) or
  • You cancel your registration by emailing us at least 14 days before the first day of the course.

We ask you to transfer the deposit to our bank account (details to be provided).  The remainder of the course fee will be collected in Thai baht during the course  or you may transfer the whole amount beforehand if you prefer.

For more information  Contact baandindoi@gmail.com