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Printed design on silk by Maryann

Printed design on silk by Maryann
Printed design on silk by Maryann

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Weaver’s Guild of St. Louis Presents:

  Silk Fusion
   Karen Selk

Monday, March 5, 2012     9:00 am – 4:30 pm

TOPIC: Silk Fusion

Format: 1 day workshop


What ever you call it, it is hot and beautiful.  A spectrum of unspun silk fibres will be arranged and fused with textile adhesive to produce a “felt” of varying thicknesses.  Silk fused fibres can be crinkled while wet and hold its shape.  Other fibres, feathers and ribbons can be incorporated into the silk fusion.  It becomes a perfect canvas for machine or hand stitching, quilting, three dimensional sculptures, jewelry, wearable art, book coverings, collage and on and on.  We will make one or two pieces to be taken home to dry.

Ability Level:


Student Supply List:
Will be sent to participants

Maximum class size: 20

Karen has been a textile designer and artist since 1972.  Her primary focus has been weaving and fusing felt with silk.  A quest for knowledge of all aspects of silk has taken her throughout Asia researching the history and heritage of silk traditions.  She travel teaches sharing her approach through lectures and workshops.  The cloth, culture and people of other countries as well as the life in Karen’s garden are the source of her creative spirit.  Karen is the author of numerous magazine articles, an educational poster about the life cycle of the silkworm and a silk fusion video.  As managing director of Treenway Silks for 30 years she has designed and developed new yarns, fibres, kits and colour palettes.

Registration Form

Registration:  Please complete the form below, detach, and mail with a check** to:

Dale Pessin
831 Fairfield Lake Dr.
Town & Country, MO 63017

Cancellation Policy:  A 100% refund until one month prior to the workshop and a 50% refund between 4 and 2 weeks prior apply.  There is no refund for cancellation within 2 weeks of the workshop.

Questions:  For further information, please contact:
Dale Pessin at:  314-392-9999 or 314-614-7375                                                                             

Note:  A maximum of 20 students will be accepted.

Location:  The workshop location is still to be determined.

Reserve early!
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Silken Fusion
with Karen Selk

Monday     March 5, 2012    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Name: _________________________________                        Daytime phone number: __________________

Address: _______________________________                        Evening phone number: __________________

City: _____________________                        State: _______            Zip: ________            E-mail:__________________________

Total:  $100.00*_____________Member                   $150.00*__________ Non-member

                                                Membership fee: $35.00______________________

Please make your check payable to the Weavers Guild of St. Louis

Deadline for registration February1, 2011

*Workshop fee:  The workshop fee includes all materials from Karen:
50 grams of Tussah fibre, 25 grams of dyed tussah roving, 4 oz bottle of textile medium, handout
shared bottles of gloss, silk hankies, & misc. ribbon
Lunch is also included

This workshop is underwritten by the Doris Oglander Scholarship Fund and is priced accordingly!

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