Diablo Weavers



September 2018



Diablo Weavers Guild meets in Walnut Creek, usually on the third or fourth Friday of the month from September through June, 10:00 am until noon or a little later. We do not meet in July and August.

New members and guests are welcome. 
In September, December and June we meet at a member's home. Other meetings are usually held at the Thurman Casey Library in Walnut Creek (Ygnacio Valley Library).
Thurman G. Casey Library
2661 Oak Grove Rd.
Walnut Creek CA 94598

See the link below or the second item on the side bar on the left for meeting dates and topics. As additional programs are developed for 2018-2019 updates will be posted. 
Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Membership:
Dues for the 2018-19 year, September - June, are $30 per person; $40 per family. If joining half way through the year, dues are $15.



September Meeting

Friday, September 21, 10:00 am



Our first meeting of 2018-2019 will be at Lillian's home, at 10:00 am. on Friday September 21.  Bring tales of summer projects and adventures, dues for the coming year, and items for an informal stash sale, with a portion of each sale to be donated to the guild. We will also have a sign up for snacks for the coming year.

If you attended Convergence in Reno, bring samples from your workshops.

We have dates for meetings and programs through November and others are being planned.


If you have ideas for a presentation or workshop please contact Reba. She is coordinating program topics and dates, but looking to members for ideas and help in developing programs.




For Sale



Tools of the Trade Looms

A former member of Diablo needs to sell two looms as she is moving to Nevada City to be with her daughter.  

The looms are Tools of the Trade.  Daryl Lancaster has a couple of these looms.

45" 8 harness floor loom that collapses to get it through a door.  Includes bench, reeds and other tools featured in one of the pictures.

25" 8 harness table loom and includes accessories and stand as pictured.

She does not know the value so is open to offers.  She lives in Pacheco.  Call if interested:  Dominica Sylvester (925) 852-4792.









Local Events



The 5th Annual

Nevada County Fiber Arts Trunk Show

Saturday, October 20th

11 AM to 4 PM (Rain cancels)

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery

1310 McGee Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94703

Berkeley Hort is pleased to have fiber artists from Nevada County join us again to share their hand-made items for perusal and purchase. From music to painting, fiber and other mediums, Nevada County offers some of the most original creative artists around. 

There will be clothing, hand towels, scarves/shawls, yarn, blankets, rugs and more.  This year’s trunk show will highlight plant-based dyes with a live demonstration of  indigo dyeing by Eileen Lee (aka Mzfiber).  If you’ve never seen the process, you’re in for a real treat – It’s like art and a magic trick all rolled into one.  Persicaria tinctoria is the Japanese indigo that Eileen uses for dyeing.  Native to Vietnam and China, the plant is a fast grower but frost sensitive.  It requires rich compost and is happiest with a nitrogen based food.  Indigo was originally used to dye denim jeans. Eileen worked for many years at Levi Strauss, so this is sort of a full circle for her. 

 During the event, the Oakland based husband and wife team from Okkon Japanese Street Food will be selling their okonomi yaki, a popular street food from Japan.  And, The Buffalo Gals (West) Band will be back playing their brand of old-time country and swing music from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


More information is available on the Berkeley Horticultural Nursery website:

http://berkeleyhort.com/events/nevada-county-fiber-arts-trunk-show/ 



Classes at San Francisco Fiber in Oakland

 What's New at San Francisco Fiber

Need  a Place to weave and/or a loom,
especially for the wide and multi projects, like baby blankets and Holiday gifts?
I have studio space and looms to rent from August 15 - November 15. Looms can be rented for a day, week, or a month at a time depending on availability. Call 510 995-6667 or email lou@sffiber.com for more information on studio weaving.


Full class calendar http://www.sffiber.com/description.html

September
    Tapestry, Floor Loom W2W, Floor Loom Weaving 101, Rigid  Heddle III - Double Heddle, Open Studio Weaving

October
    
Navajo Rug Tapestry Weaving and Navajo Loom Warping (space limited and this is one time class)
     
Floor Loom Weaving W2W

November and December- no classes except for studio weaving.

 More details and information?  Call me at 510 995-6667
or email me at lou@email.com

Thanks,

Lou Grantham



New Fiber Studio in Crocket

Melanie Perkins, a member of Spindles and Flyers, has recently planned and organized a new community gathering and teaching space for all things fiber related. She has classes, a limited amount of equipment for sale, and events planned throughout the year. 
Contact information:
Melanie Perkins
Crockett Fiber Arts Studio
1322 Pomona Street
Crockett, CA  94525

Windrush Farm classes

Windrush Farm, in a lovely rural setting near Petaluma, has fiber arts classes in spinning, dyeing, carding and more. They encourage weavers to learn some of these skills.

There are classes in September and October and on during the year. They also sell roving and yarn. For more information:

Windrushfarm.wordpress.com


Museum of Craft & Design

ANCHOR IN TIME, a retrospective exhibit of work by DOMINIC DI MARE, is June 2 - October 28, at the Museum of Craft & Design, 2569 Third St, S.F. 
Hours are 11-6, Tues-Sat, and 12 - 5, Sun.
Fees are Adults: $8 and Seniors: $6. First Tuesdays are Free. 

Dominic's small mixed media sculptures incorporate dimensional weaving and cast paper, which serve as the inspiration for his current works on paper. He was one of Helen Pope's favorite artists. More information at sfmcd.org



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and information about other activities.

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For questions, suggested items to add or edit on this web site, please contact Carol.


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