Silk Experience

Learn all about SILK, the “Queen of Fiber” 
                                              from Robin Russo.


Light, warm, and lustrous, silk has been cultivated for over  5,000 years.  Participants in this two-day workshop will learn about this miraculous substance—from the silkworm egg to the final product. 


This class involves science, geography, history—and lots of hands-on silk work.


Over the course of the weekend, we'll:

  • Learn about raising silk worms

  • Examine silk fabrics, threads and fibers with magnification devices

  • Unravel cocoons (reeling)

  • Stretch cocoons over frames (mawata)

  • Make silk paper

  • Felt silk to create unusual fabrics


  • Two full-day sessions.

  • All materials included.

  • Satisfying and delicious lunches are included with registration.

  • Optional onsite lodging, including breakfast. Reasonable, comfortable and relaxing.