Diablo Weavers



June 2021



Diablo Weavers Guild, based in Walnut Creek CA, will be meeting via Zoom on the third of Friday of the month through June 2021, 10:00 am until noon or a little later. We do not meet in July and August.

Membership:
    Dues for the year, September 2020 - June 2021, are $30 per person; $40 per family.
    If joining after January, dues are $15.

New members and guests are welcome. Let us know if you would like to attend a meeting and we will send you the link to join the Zoom meeting. Contact:  carol.gray@gmail.com



Diablo Weavers Meeting Friday, June 18, 2021

Our June meeting will be at 10 am on Friday, June 18, the third Friday of the month. You will receive an email Zoom invite before then.

Program: The Silk Road

Take a virtual trip along the Silk Road of Asia.  See how silk is processed by various families and craftsmen from cocoon to finished garment.  Complex ikat is used on the warps and then it is dyed, prepared for weaving, etc.  Join us to see the whole process.

Show and tell and business will be at the end of the meeting.





Sharing at our monthly meetings

Each month for sharing, photos for Diablo should be sent to Vilija by noon on the Thursday before each meeting. That gives her enough time to get the last minute ones in.  The sooner, the better for her. However, she said that she can definitely handle “last minute”.
vilijad@me.com

If members have a preference on how they want their pics shown, they should include info on that.



CNCH Conferenece in 2022
CNCH 2022

When:                   May 19-22, 2022

Where:                 San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport

Rates:                    Special rates for CNCH:

$149 (one king bed)

$169 (two queen beds)

Free parking

                      Free wifi  if  you join “Marriott Bonvoy” (no charge to create a membership


Diablo Weavers Study Group

STUDY GROUP

We will meet on June 25th at 10:00 am.  Maybe ZOOM, maybe in person with appropriate Covid precautions (right now we only have one unvaccinated member).  We will discuss our weavings inspired by Elisabeth Hill’s “Off the Grid” presentation.   We have agreed that it is time to choose a new topic so we will bring in our hopes and wishes and come to a consensus on the new topic.  Then we’ll come back three months later to do an in-depth show-and-tell.  We learn a lot from each other.  Some topics only last one or two meetings, some last longer. 

If you are interested in joining us, email me at maureencmiller@comcast.net and I’ll add you to the mailing list.  If you are currently on list and wish to be removed just let me know. 





Table Loom available

I was contacted by a former tapestry weaver who has a table loom available. She would like to donate it to a group or someone who could put it to use. See below.

I have a Macomber Ad-A-Harness loom that I would like to donate to a weaving school, guild, or individual. 
Purchased in 1982 and lightly used. 64" weaving width, 4 harnesses (accommodates 10), 6 treadles. Rust on some headles.
Would you know of anyone that would be interested? I live in San Leandro and can deliver in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've attached 2 pictures and can send others.

Thank you,
Julie Uher
510-427-3735





For Sale



See the left side bar for additional items.

Glimakra Julia


26” Weaving Width

Comes with bench, warping sticks, heddles, counter balance and countermarch set ups, 4 harnesses, 6 treadles, etc


Asking $1200 obo


Please reach out with any questions!


everythreadhandwoven@gmail.com

415-756-7887






Gilmore Loom for sale

Gilmore Loom: 40 inch, 8 shaft and 12 treadles. This sturdy floor loom is in excellent condition. Built in 1973, it is likely to outlast me by several years. The loom is great for rugs and fine cloth. It holds excellent tension, has a good shed, and has been updated with removable breast beam, flipped back beam, and anti-spin kit for the brake as well as new webbing on cloth and warp beams.

Comes with many extras, including 8 dent SS reed, raddle, plenty of flat steel heddles, 5stick shuttles, 4 Gilmore boat shuttles, a beautiful rosewood ski shuttle, and a rag shuttle. Other extras include angle iron, 2 steel bars, and cable ties to anchor extra weight to the beater without making holes. It also comes with 2 lease sticks, an extra apron bar, and new texsolv cords and arrow pegs for all treadle attachments as well as unused treadle cords before Gilmore switched to texsolv.

Footprint is approximately 38 inches by 51 inches, including brake handle. The back beam folds up giving a size that will go through a regular door. Brake / warp beam and shafts remove for transport. Asking $1300, a great price for a very solid loom that I have really come to respect. Selling due to space limitations. Cash or PayPal, pick up in Grass Valley or possible meet up within an hour or so and with deposit.

Donna Johnson
530.559.5057
knitspinpeace@gmail.com







Do you have items you would like to add to our website? Links to interesting websites, online events, and weaving related items for sale are all welcome.
Send information and photos if applicable to Carol, carol.gray@gmail.com


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