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Hey! It is Been A Few!


It is Might eighth right here in Hanoi –

It has been some time since I’ve had time to sit down at my laptop computer with a wifi connection and obtain/edit photographs and write a submit.

We type of knew it could be this fashion – our group has had lodge checkouts by 7:30 am, after which we do not get again to our rooms in our subsequent location, or the situation we’re at present at till 9pm after dinner.

When in Rome, as they are saying – there will likely be time for writing later –

The final I used to be capable of write was only a bit about our lengthy drive from Hanoi as much as Sspa – and oh, what a time we had in Sapa!

Our first needlework tour was within the village of Ta Phin the place we went hands-on with Purple Dao embroidery.

What an unbelievable expertise in each means!

The ladies all wore conventional clothes embellished with embroidery they did themselves – and each bit might take months.

The bottom material is hand woven hemp – with a texture very like linen.  The silk embroidery is TINY!  And we have been counting selecting up 2 threads at a time with our needles.

I attempted – I actually tried – however my eyes simply could not see it on the darkish blue material.

All of this stunning embroidery is completed in conventional patterns the ladies study from a really younger age – often taught by their mom or grandmother.

Much more mind-blowing – the embroidery is labored from the again aspect of the material, with the completed aspect not being seen till you flip the piece over.

Working type the again aspect –

All the embroidery you see on her tunic, and the white stitching down her trousers is all stitched by hand – it’s unbelievable!

After all when you find yourself working with hand-dyed indigo material, after years it will completely stain your fingernails and nail beds.

Utilizing toes to separate the silk strands.

This was fascinating to look at – they might separate the silk strands, choose up 3 strands or so, after which roll them on their thigh to twist them collectively into one strand.

I’ll by no means take one other pre-wound spool of thread with no consideration ever once more!

There was one instructor for each group of three vacationers – and my vacationers have been making an attempt so exhausting!

And oh, how I like the oldest grandma!

She was so treasured!

Hannah is our youngest traveler, and massive time into cross-stitch so right here she is studying to work from the again aspect from a grasp embroidery.

I believe she is having the time of her life!

I used to be distracted by this cutie!

And naturally, I am lacking Zoey & Mabel – so any canine photographs I can get are enjoyable too.

This was one smiley pup!

And naturally, there are such a lot of photographs that I am unable to submit all of them – so here’s a little video slide present for you:

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And even this is not sufficient to seize all of it!

Lunch was served within the house to all of us – and the meals stored coming – so good!

What a incredible expertise!

Our Craftours information Deb with these two stunning girls

From the oldest to the youngest!

With love from Vietnam –



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