Diablo Weavers

Summer 2015


Out next meeting will be in September 2015, at a member'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:
Meeting location

Dues for the year 2015 - ’16 are $30 per person, or $40 for a family.



Summer Activities, events and things for sale will be posted here throughout July and August. 



Our last meeting was our annual pot luck luncheon on June 12.
See list of  past programs 2014-2015: Programs 2014-2015

Programs for 2015-2016 are now being planned. 
September 2015 will be at Carol Causey's. Bring items you would like to sell, with a partial  (10%) or full donation of sales to the guild. Time to exchange our stash! This is also an opportunity to share summer experiences, travels and projects.

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/



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.
anngalvez@hotmail.com

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? 

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Although heddles are rusted and would need to be replaced, this is often considered a collectible, vintage loom.


Local Events



Maj-Britt--Glimarka Weaving Studio--will have two gallery openings on the same day – Saturday, July 25. Pictured below is “Waves”, a piece to be exhibited at Expressions Gallery.


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Afternoon Opening

Reception from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

“Runes Revealed”

San Pablo Art Gallery

13831 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo

Maple Hall, Building 4

www.sanpabloca.gov/artgallery

 

Evening Opening

Reception from 6:00pm –9:00pm

“Water, Water, Water”

Expressions Gallery

2035 Ashby Ave, Berkeley

www.expressionsgallery.org

 



RICHMOND ART CENTER SUMMER EXHIBITSJune 14 - Aug. 21, include the Annual Members' Show, the California Now Show and a show of works from the NIAD Arts Center. The Members Show includes weaving by Susie Hodges, Jan Langdon and Eve Conner. RAC is part of the Civic Center with an address at 2540 Barrett Ave. It is open Tues-Sat, 10-5, and SundayNoon -5.



AMERICAN CRAFTS COUNCIL SHOW at Ft. Mason, S.F. is Aug. 5 - 7 (10-5). ACC Members get in Free; non-members pay a fee. The June/July American Craft Magazine features Bay Area crafts and collectors and is worth a look.



Looking for information about past meetings and events?
Search our site using the search box at the top to find past meetings and events 
and information about other activities.
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