Weaver’s Guild of St. Louis Presents:
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.
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: Please complete the form below, detach, and mail with a check** to:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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with Karen Selk
Monday March 5, 2012 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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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!