The morning session of the first day featured talks on the following topics: 1) Creating bamboo handicraft by wickerwork, binding, and dovetailing techniques; 2) Inspiration for handicraft works; 3) Patterns of work pieces; 4) Creating values for the work; 5) Creating stories for the works to increase values; 6) Important art components for creating handicraft works.
In the afternoon of June 14 and on June 15, the trainees got into real practice by forming bamboo chairs and lamps from bamboo. The trainees were very interested in the activities and had their beautiful work pieces completed from the training.
The workshop took place at the Elderly Enterprise Group Office, Village No. 4, Ban Kham Pom, Khua Riang Sub-district, Chumphae District, Khon Kaen, with cooperation from community leaders, Sub-district Administrative Organization, Head of Khua Riang Sub-district, and village leaders, who efficiently assisted in public relation and coordination. The trainees, 30 altogether, were from 12 villages. Apart from the different work pieces obtained from the training, the area people were also inspired to extend the knowledge and skills in manufacturing their products from bamboo, with values added and increased incomes. The sub-district will also become a learning source for transferring the knowledge and handicraft work among the locals.