Silk and worms

Just uncovered a disk of extra photos from our 2013 Thai adventure. A trip around a Chiang Mai silk farm as part of a traditional crafts day! Apologies for the grainy pictures, it was quite dim inside for the sake of the moths!! The production of Thai silk begins with the Bombyx mori, a smallContinue reading “Silk and worms”

Umbrellas. Just umbrellas.

We took a brief trip to see one of the traditional crafts of the Chiang Mai area – umbrella making! So the man had to try and look even vaguely interested in this particular outing! Here’s one of the workers mashing up the mulberry pulp to make the actual umbrella shade. Creating the bamboo spokesContinue reading “Umbrellas. Just umbrellas.”