Out next meeting will be September 18, 2015
10:00 am at Carol C.'s home
In October we will be meeting at our regular location at the library.
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).
Library location details and a map:
Dues for the year 2015 - ’16 are $30 per person, or $40 for a family.
September 18, 2015 Meeting and Stash Sale, Show and Tell
Our first meeting of the year will be at Carol Causey's home in Walnut Creek. This will be our annual stash sale of fiber related items, along with sharing tales of summer projects and adventures. We will also talk about coming programs for 2015-2016.
Fiber Arts Trunk Show
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery will be hosting the 2nd Annual Nevada County Fiber Arts Trunk Show on Sunday, September 13 from 10AM until 3PM. Artists from Nevada County will be displaying their beautiful homegrown and handmade items, with a demonstration atby Eileen Lee, who will be talking about working with different plant fibers. Eileen will be spinning fibers from various plants into yarn that can be used in knitting, crocheting or weaving. You will be able to see the differences in the fibers at each stage - from plant to yarn. To add to the fun, there will also be a couple of food vendors and live music by the Buffalo Gals, who will be playing their brand of old-time country and swing beginning at .
More information will be available at our website and Facebook pages soon:
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703
Reba's quilting guild is having a show in September:
DIABLO VALLEY QUILTERS 2015 QUILT SHOW
Reba is chair of this great event. The quilt pictured is their "Opportunity Quilt" for this year. Featured artists will be Alleyn Renli Ecob and Jean Renli Jurgenson.
Tice Valley Community Gym
2055 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4
Admission is $10 - good for both days.
You can register online to avoid standing in line: http://dvq-quilt-show.evenbrite.com Enter promotional code: 222
Programs for 2015-2016 are now being planned. Details and meeting dates will be posted soon.
November 2015 will be a presentation by Daryl Lancaster on November 13.
Details will be posted as it comes closer to the meeting date. See Daryl's web site for more information. http://www.daryllancaster.com/
Beautiful Fireside loom for sale
For Sale: 48 inch 12 harness walnut Fireside loom
$3,500 includes bench, reeds, shuttles, bobbins, replacement parts and other assorted items.
Lovingly cared for, pristine condition.
Contact Joey Jordan in Rough and Ready, CA (530) 210-1748 email@example.com
Weaving items available: rigid heddle loom and small older loom to restore, warping board and hand cards:
A message from Ann Galvez, please contact her if you are interested in any of the items.
My Dad was a weaver when he was alive and among his things I have found these items I would like to donate if they are use-able to you or someone you know.
One is a rigid heddle tabletop loom, I don't know the brand. Possibly made by my Dad as he was a wood-worker too. Another item is a Lily Mills tabletop loom, but it has some of the metal parts removed for cleaning. I believe all the parts are there in the box, however. There is one other item that is basically a square frame with short upright dowels attached. I believe my Dad made this and it was to help with winding up thread or yarn?
Although heddles are rusted and would need to be replaced, this is often considered a collectible, vintage loom.
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