02 September 2011

Karen Selk Post Festival Workshop: Silken Kaleidoscope

Silk is the queen of noble fibres, and this is a fabulous opportunity for weavers to gain expertise in weaving with silk under the guidance of an internationally renowned tutor.

Cloth is capable of a wonderful depth, brilliance and richness of colour that cannot be obtained on a painted surface, due to the interaction of fibre structure, weave pattern, colour and light. Through a series of woven samples and colour challenges using yarns we will explore colour as it relates to woven fabric. Participants will work with effective and practical techniques to realise greater satisfaction with your colour and cloth. You will arrive with looms pre-warped (threading provided by instructor) for eight different weave structures appropriate for apparel ensembles. The samples combine silk with a variety of other fibres while investigating different aspects of colour and cloth structure. Everyone will receive a comprehensive binder containing colour, silk and structure information. Intermediate level.

This is a 2 day Post Festival workshop: Monday 30th April and Tuesday 1st May 2012
Venue: St Johns’ Rooms, Seymour Street, [centre of] Blenheim
Workshop fee $150 [includes refreshments] plus $70 material fee paid to Karen at the workshop.

The number of workshop spaces is limited, and preference will be given to Festival registrants, with allocations made in order of registration. Don’t miss out!

Registration forms will be in the September issue of the Creative Fibre magazine. Also, watch the Creative Fibre website.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a hands-on workshop with a fabulous fibre and a tutor of such vast experience.

Although Karen has sold her Treenway Silks business, the website still presents information about Karen and her work.


* All photographs used with the permission of Karen Selk. *

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