March 2020

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

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Dues for the 2019-20 year, September - June, are $30 per person; $40 per family. If joining half way through the year, dues are $15.

Update: April meeting cancelled

The rooms at the library are not available through April and group meetings are cancelled. The Diablo April meeting is cancelled.

Deborah Corsin was scheduled to present at our cancelled March meeting.We hope to have her program at a future meeting:
Deborah Corsini on Wedge Weave. See the link below to her web page:

Also see an article in HandEye magazine by Deborah:

Future dates (tentative, as the library might not be open) and programs for through June 2020:

Friday May 22, 2020:
A presentation by Leon Mayeri of Golden Age Oriental Rugs
Golden Age Oriental Rug Importers:

Friday June 12, 2020:
Our annual end of the year pot-luck luncheon
Our June luncheon will be at Maureen's home. Don't forget about your "picnic project" for the year, "Make it Work". Use the 5/2 cotton you received earlier to design anything you wish, a woven project or something else is fine. Just be sure and use some of each of the three colors.

Looms available

Two looms are available, as a donation. One is a Gilmore floor loom, not assembled, and a table loom. See the email and photos below.

Subject: loom
Date: April 2, 2020 at 6:42:48 PM PDT

Hi! My mom, Maggie Yeaman, gave me your address. I have a loom that one of her friends gave me a long time ago.  It has been stored in my studio ever since I got it.  I’ve just never had the time or resources to assemble it and weave.  I’ve been going through my studio in anticipation of the move my husband and I are planning. (We want to live in Mexico.) Unfortunately, we have to  leave most of our precious things here. So I’m looking for someone who wants a loom. Attached are pictures: two from the company who makes the loom, and others of the orderly packed and labeled parts that are still in my studio.   In addition there is a beautiful table loom. If you know anyone who wants a floor loom and a table loom, please let them know that I am not selling it; I just hope I can give it to someone who really wants a loom.
Thank you for any leads you can send my way!

Best regards,
Billie Davis

Cactus available

We have large Optunia cactus just dug up and ready to transplant. This is also called Prickley Pear. Easy to propogate at any time of the year (bill shows size of pads).

Free cactus for transplanting, several large pieces with nice roots.
Contact Carol to arrange for pickup.

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