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.
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
Library location details and a map:
Dues for the year Sept 2016 - June 2017 are $30 per person; $40 per family.
September 2016 will be our annual stash sale and planning for the coming year. Place and date to be announced.
Announcement of a special award for Lillian
Lillian Whipple is the recipient of the Nell Steedsman Award for her yardage "Red to Blue and Green All Over", exhibited at Convergence 2016 in Milwaukee.
The Guild of Canadian Weavers grants the Nell Steedsman Award to a weaver whose work shows excellence in the weaving discipline. It is given as an honor in recognition of weaving of the highest calibre.
She shared this lovely fabric with us at a meeting last year, and will bring it again in September.
Red and Blue and Green All Over - detail
Loom for Sale
Please see the side menu--or the link below-- for a new posting about a 32 inch, 8 harness loom for sale.
The Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts is inviting neighboring guilds to join them in a special program and workshop presented by Dianne Totten.
REDWOOD GUILD OF FIBER ARTS
Dianne Totten - Lecture and Workshop
October 5, 6, 7, 2016
Dianne Totten, a weaver for 30 years and teacher for twenty, uses a variation of handwoven shibori to
produce what she calls “crimp cloth” to create one-of- a-kind garments with the heat-set fabric. Her expertise in
sewing complements her passion for weaving. Dianne’s award-winning work has appeared nationally and
internationally. She teaches at John C. Campbell Folk School in NC as well as nationally and
internationally for guilds and conferences and has been published in SS&D, Handwoven, Weavers, Complex
Weavers Journal, and Vävmagasinet. Väv magazine chose her jacket as “Best in Show” in its category at the
Swedish National Convention Fashion Show.
Lecture on October 5 at 10:30am:
“Cone to Clothing, One Weaver’s Journey”.
Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa.
Non-Guild members welcome.
2-day workshop on October 6 & 7:
“Crimp and Create”
Cotati Community Center, 216 East School St, Cotati, CA
This is an on-loom workshop taking fiber in a new direction by creating “crimp cloth.” Using a variation of
woven shibori for both warp and weft, learn to create fabric with permanently crimped designs that hold
their memory even when washed. Participants will draft, weave, and crimp their samples in class to
discover the endless possibilities. Learn how the fabric can be used for entire garments as well as for
permanent pleating to replace knitted ribbing for a sweater or to add a knit look to the collar area of a
jacket. No dyeing involved. Advanced beginner and beyond.
Fee 2-day workshop for Guild members: $100
Fee 2-day workshop for non-Guild members: $110
Please contact Terry Leech, email@example.com for reservations.
Summer classes at San Francisco Fiber
Lou Grantham has a list of classes available at San Francisco Fiber, her studio in Oakland.
See below for the list of classes available through August.
Loop Braiding class with Ingrid Crickmore
The Lace Museum in San Jose will be having a loop braiding class with Ingrid Crickmore in October. You can find information at this link,
Loop Braiding Potpourri with Ingrid Crickmore
Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:30am-4:30pm
Loop braiding (aka fingerloop braiding) is a disappearing, world-wide traditional way to make braided cords and bands quickly and efficiently with almost no equipment other than the fingers. Many different braided structures
can be made: cords that are round, square, rectangular, triangular, and solid or hollow; as well as wide, flat ribbon-like bands, and lace-like braids with fine-yet-strong openwork.
Aside from being useful and strong, these cords and bands can also have very intricate and beautiful color-patterning. Nowadays, teens often learn one or two basic fingerloop braids as a quick friendship bracelet technique. Loop braids can also be used as lanyards, necklaces, drawstrings, fine fringe, edge trimmings on clothing, button-hole bands, shoelaces, and more.
In this workshop, we will learn square, flat, and openwork braids; a spiral- textured round braid; and (depending on time constraints and class interest) several different color-pattern variations of these braids; a beveled “half- round” or triangular braid, and/or a dotted braid that was called “Grene Dorg,” (Barleycorn) in Medieval England.
Materials Fee: $7/per student, payable directly to teacher
I will be providing each student:
Loop Braiding Potpourri with Ingrid Crickmore
Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2016 · 9:30am-4:30pm
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An email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of your registration.
Asian Textile Studies Website and a tour coming up.
Online Weaving magazine edited by Robin Spady
Heddlecraft, the newest weaving resource, has launched!
What is Heddlecraft? It’s a digital weaving magazine for weavers who love to weave and want to know more. Heddlecraft will be published six times a year. An annual subscription is $19.99 and a single issue is $4.50. Each issue will have a focus on a particular weave or weaving technique.
You can find out more about Heddlecraft at www.heddlecraft.com. Also, please join us on Facebook and Twitter.
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