Diablo Weavers

February 2021

Diablo Weavers Guild, based in Walnut Creek, will be meeting via Zoom on the third of Friday of the month through June 2021, 10:00 am until noon or a little later. We do not meet in July and August.

    Dues for the year, September 2020 - June 2021, are $30 per person; $40 per family.
    If joining after January, dues are $15.

New members and guests are welcome. Let us know if you would like to attend a meeting and we will send you the link to join the Zoom meeting. Contact:  carol.gray@gmail.com

Diablo Weavers Meeting Friday, February 19, 2021

Our February meeting will be at 10 am on Friday, February 19, the third Friday of the month. You will receive an email Zoom invite before then.

Program - Off -the-Grid

Elizabeth Hill will be giving a presentation "Off-the-Grid."  This is a powerpoint slide show with woven samples for show and tell after the slide show. See details and photos below.

Try to log in a few minutes early for our meeting, as Elizabeth's presentation will be the first activity. After her presentation, we will have a break and then our business meeting.

From Elizabeth:

Feeling hemmed in by the ho hum of parallels and perpendiculars? Join me in an adventure out of the straight and narrow! In a 45-min slide presentation, we will look at multiple samples in structures that allow the warp and weft to shift and move, creating a dizzying array of curves, undulations and textures. We will discuss techniques and tips for weaving these structures, look at drafts and examine many fabric samples

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Sharing at our monthly meetings

Each month for sharing, photos for Diablo should be sent to Vilija by noon on the Thursday before each meeting. That gives her enough time to get the last minute ones in.  The sooner, the better for her. However, she said that she can definitely handle “last minute”.

If members have a preference on how they want their pics shown, they should include info on that.

Beautiful Handmade Birdseye loom for Sale

Possibly made in the 30's of beautiful Birds Eye Maple wood and in climate controlled storage. See photos below.

From the owners of the loom:

We have a loom that was built by my kids great grand father, that is, hand built. The wood is of rare Bird's Eye Maple (maybe from the 30's?)

From what I can gather it is a "double action' loom & please correct about my nomenclature.
We would like to sell it if possible. If not the wood is so precious that I can find other uses. It is currently in climate controlled storage.
Thank you.
Mike & Aimee Prisbylla


Mike & Aimee Prisbylla

(925) 682-1407

Click on individual photos for larger view.

Stool: 9" wide & 22&1/2" high at the center. About a 1" slope (i/2" each from each side of the center).
Loom: Closed depth 18", 52 & 1/2" tall, width 42 & 1/2;
           Open   depth 36", 48 tall
           Reed 36" (width 42 & 1/2") I think #156 has a full shot of plus 4 slats.

Do you have items you would like to add to our website? Links to interesting websites, online events, and weaving related items for sale are all welcome.
Send information and photos if applicable to Carol, carol.gray@gmail.com

Header photo: Coloured wool: By Sfuarch480 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Common
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