Diablo Weavers



May 2019



Diablo Weavers Guild meets in Walnut Creek, usually on the third or fourth Thursday 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.
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.

We are encouraging everyone to bring their own mug or cup for hot tea or coffee. The guild provides tea and instant coffee, plates and napkins. We will have some drink cups available as well.



May Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:00 am at the library
Program: Laura Pierce - Rug Hooking

Beginning in 1996, after quitting work, Laura began her rug hooking career with help from her Mother, who created “Art Rugs” for much of Laura’s life. Laura has now become accomplished in her craft and has gone on to teach others this very old way of making rugs. She draws her own patterns and often dyes her own wool for the specific colors needed for the designs. Her website is:  http://flyingdoghookery.com/
Shown is the portrait rug she created of her young daughter. You can see why she needs to dye her own colors.
Snack for the May meeting: Tina B.  


See below for details about our annual luncheon at Vilija's on June 14.

An update on the annual Treadles to Threads Spinning at the Winery: The date has been changed to Saturday, May 25, due to expected rain.



CNCH Update


CNCH Fiber Therapy Conference at Sonoma State University has opportunities available because of recent cancellations!  Several of these class were FULL until recently.

 

Huck Lace - Color & Design in Huck Lace Towels with Rosalie Nielson


Kumihimo Braiding - Endless Possibilities of an Extra-Ordinary Braid: The Many Faces of the Kongoh Gumi with Karen Huntoon


Fashionable Fabric - The Felted Vest with Leslie Samson


Tablet Weaving - The Vacant Hole with Kris Leet

 

CNCH Grant Fundraiser: All donations, whether they are GREEN or not, are welcome. Donations can be dropped off at the registration desk on June 20th.  If you’re not attending conference and you don’t have a guild-mate to assist in drop-off - please mail your donation to - Julie Barbie - 9015 Poplar Avenue,

Cotati, CA 94931.  

 

Last, but not least!  Don’t forget about the Tiny Purse Contest!  Well, probably not as small as the picture, but something to fit into a 6” x 9” Ziplock Baggie… It’s all up to your creativity!  Your peers will be the judge and we have a great prizes.

See the file below for details about the Silent Auction and Tiny Purse Contest:

Silent Auction Reminder_04202019.pdf



Looking ahead to June..


June 14, 2019: Year end picnic, at Vilija's at 11:00 am.
Bring a pot-luck dish to share, drinks will be provided.
Our picnic project will be making mini pin cushions.

Vilija is changing the Picnic Project for this year. Instead of the dye project recently talked about, we will be doing a much simpler Make & Take, which should never-the-less, be fun and useful. There may be a dye day in July or August for the weavers, so keep an eye out for emails this summer.


Mini Pin Cushions for Your Sewing Machine

These useful little things are made with plastic bottle caps, from soda bottles or even pill bottles. All material to make them will be available at the picnic. If you have a scrap or piece of fabric you would like to use, bring it. Other wise there will be plenty to choose from on that day. They can be attached to your sewing machine with removable tape or a magnet.

So bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share for lunch, and plan to spend the afternoon playing with fabric and bottle caps.  Drinks will be provided. 

Vilija’s house 
June 14, 11am



For Sale


           
See the side menu for fiber related items for sale, or the link below for looms and a spinning wheel for sale in April.


Travel to Guatemala



Aiko's daughter Mari is leading two textile tour to Guatemala this coming August.

For details and photos, see:




Local Events


Spinning at the Winery - Saturday, May 25
NOTE: The date has been changed from May 18, due to weather, expected rain


Come and spend the day spinning, knitting, wine tasting, visiting and relaxing on the lawn.

Doors open at 10am – Admission $5 each. 
Vendors with all things fiber related, raffles and shared pot luck for all that bring a dish to share.


Coming in June:

Jan Langdon: Loomed

An exhibit of Jan Langdon's weaving will be exhibited in the Costal Marin Artists Gallery of the Bolinas Museum. The exhibit opens on June 15, 2019.

The Bolinas Museum

48 Wharf Road
Bolinas, California 94924

Direct links to Events and to Jan's exhibit:




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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