Diablo Weavers

Summer 2017



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

See the side bar on the left or the link below for future meeting dates and topics:

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

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



Summer 2017

Our next meeting will not be until September 
See below for local events during July and August





Local Events



Aiko has a tapestry show  in Berkeley at the Berkeley City Hall.


Monday June 26 through Thursday September 7
Business hours- 
From Monday to Thursday 8:00 am-4:00 pm

1947 Center St. Berkeley. 

At City Hall Lobby and Left side room ( Business room) - please ask for receptionist to open this room.


Please stop by to see her 12 tapestries.  




Aiko's daughter also has events coming up soon, in San Francisco. Her design company, featuring handmade accessories from Guatemala, will be at both Fort Mason and the de Young. See Kakaw Designs website:

https://kakawdesigns.com/ 

Renegade SF at Fort Mason
Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16
Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young Museum
Friday & Saturday, July 21 & 22

For details about Renegade SF, see the web sites below:

http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/san-francisco





For Sale


 
July 15, 2017
Time:      10:00am through 1:00pm
Place:     2169 26th Avenue, San Francisco
  
The daughters of Jeanne Warden, a member of Loom and Shuttle who recently passed away, are opening the contents of Jeanne’s studio for sale.  Jeanne amassed a large inventory of looms, yarns, tools and equipment.  The following is a list of the types of items available for sale.  All items are in meticulous condition. 

Please bring your own bag(s) to carry things away.
 


Looms:
     Gilmore floor loom, 8 shaft, 36” with bench, reed and lease sticks.
     Glimåkra floor loom, 4 shafts, 32”(?) with bench, reed and lease sticks.
     Leclerc floor loom, 4 shafts, 48” with bench, reed and lease sticks.
     3 Inkle looms, one with it’s own floor stand
     Muradai for kumhimo braiding
     Takadai for kumihimo braiding
     Tapestry loom
 Reeds:  asssorted sizes from 6 dent to 15 dent
Shuttles:  including netting, ski, tapestry/rug
Kumihimo weighted bobbins
Manual Bobbin winders
Manual Yarn winders
Swifts;  large and small
Warping board
Spinning wheel
Spinning equipment
Lighted magnifying lamp on wheels
Embroidery floss
20 boxes of yarns including:
          poppana
          8/4 warp cotton
          Wool yarns
          Knitting yarns
     Many yarns are in original boxes and packaging.
Temari materials
An extensive library of books (many out of print)
An extensive library of sample books and personal notebooks on subjects as:
     Shadow Weave
     Inkle Weave
     Rosepath
     Moorman
     Bateman
Weaving Magazines in Binders
 

The following pictures are representative of the condition and types of items for sale:

  




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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