Treenway Silks


Treenway Silks was founded in 1977 by Karen Selk and Terry Nelson out of their home in British Columbia. Over the years they worked as a team learning about importing silk fibres, dying silk, and using silk creatively. All the while raising a family and being part of a vibrant northwest island community. After 34 years, they decided to sell the business so they could spend more time travelling, write a book, etc. Effective August 1, 2011, they sold the business to us, Susan Du Bois and Richard Yabunaka.

Susan and Richard were selected by Karen and Terry to carry forward Treenway Silks’ operations, effective August 1, 2011. The cornerstone of Treenway Silks is honesty, integrity and supplying the highest quality products and customer service. The extensive silk product line will remain the same, and beautiful dye colours will be created by three experienced Colorado dyers: Betsy, Pamela, and Peggy. Plus, Salt Spring Island dyers Cheryl and Mary will continue dyeing the lovely Montano series. 

The Salt Spring Island Dyers - Mary and Cheryl continue to bring their dye expertise to Treenway Silks. They dye the Montano series (74 hand-painted colorways developed especially for stitchers).

The Colorado Dyers - Betsy, Pamela and Peggy. All three bring a vast array of dye experience, totally nearly 60 years!