Diablo Weavers

Summer 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 side bar on the left for last year's meeting dates and topics. As programs are developed for 2018-2019 updates will be posted. 

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

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

Our first meeting of 2018-2019 will be our annual sharing of summer projects and travels and an informal stash sale and exchange. Bring dues for the coming year if you have not already paid. We will also sign up to bring snacks for future meetings.

Meeting dates and program information will be posted as plans are developed.

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.

Local Events

Aiko has two events coming up in July

Fair Trade Bazaar

July 20 (Fri) & 21( Sat)

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Piazzoni Mural room of de Young Museum, SF.

Raise Funds for Guatemala Fuego Volcano victims:

July 22 (Sun) 1:00-4:00pm

Sycamore Congregational Church in El Cerrito

Please contact Aiko if you have items to donate for this fundraiser.

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

Arts Benecia

Thread Count: New Directions in Fiber Art

June 2 – July 1, 2018
Juror: Susan Taber Avila

Thread Count: New Directions in Fiber Art is an opportunity for artists to illustrate the unique qualities of thread and textiles in conveying meaning through mark-making and structure. Stitch, surface, construction, joinery, embellishment: contemporary fiber artists use these methods and others to link craft and design, invoke social and environmental concepts, and alter or refresh views of fashion. Artworks include sculptures, wearables, and wall-hangings.

About Arts Benicia: Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit organization that provides quality exhibitions in its gallery and at other venues in Benicia, engaging public programs, stimulating workshops for adults, and inspiring family and youth art programs. For over 30 years, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the local and regional art community, furthering and supporting artistic development and enriching the larger community.

Gallery Location: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, CA  94510
artsbenicia.org | 707-747-0131

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

Travel opportunity

Guatemala Textile Tour by Kakaw designs has spots left. See the link below for details:


Link to the itineary:

Guatemala tour details by day

Kakaw designs:


You can also contact Aiko or her daughter Mari, mari@kakawdesigns.com, for more information.

Search our site using the search box at the top to find past workshops
and information about other activities.

Past meeting pages and meeting notes are linked from the lower left side
bar.  For meetings and notes earlier than those listed on the side bar, search using the box at the top.
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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