Out next meeting will be October 23, 2015
10:00 at the Ygnacio Valley 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).
Thurman G. Casey Library
2661 Oak Grove Rd.
Walnut Creek CA 94598
Library location details and a map:
Dues for the year 2015 - ’16 are $30 per person, or $40 for a family.
October 23, Meeting and Video
The October meeting will be at the library on the fourth Friday of the month, October 23, 2015.
The program will be a video on weaving with supplementary warps. This will feature how to use supplementary warps without a second back beam.
Snack for the meeting: Joan A. & Carol Causey
Programs for 2015-2016 are still being planned. Details and meeting dates will be posted soon.
November 13, 2015 will be a presentation by Daryl Lancaster.
Note that this is the second Friday of the month, a change from our normal meeting time. We will also have a different location, at Kris' Clubhouse in Pleasant Hill.
Details will be posted as it comes closer to the meeting date.
See Daryl's web site for more information. http://www.daryllancaster.com/
Golden Gate Weavers Guild
Weavings and Tapestries Exhibit
September 1 - October 31, 2015
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tilden Nature Area, Environmental Education Center,
North End of Central Park Drive, Tilden Regional Park.
Berkeley, CA 94708
For more information call 510-544-2233
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Exhibit:
September 12, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Prior to formal schooling, children between the ages of 5 and 10 in the small Coptic Christian village of Harrania, located at the foot of the Giza Pyramids, were selected to weave images created entirely in their mind’s eye. The joys of childhood fantasy came to life on their looms. The Egyptian Village, which up to 30 years ago had not known changes for 2000 years and had no source of income but farming, now prospers. Its tapestry artists are internationally famous and their work is prized throughout the world.
A Herd of Camels, Fatma Awad
Two Workshop opportunities with Mother Load Weavers and Spinners:
These two workshops were opened to the MLW&S Guild on September 8, but there are still spaces available.
Check with Carol C. for more information.
Jennifer Moore Workshop
Warp Color Blending and Space-dyed Warp Shifting
November 18, 2015
One of the most striking features of Jennifer Moore’s weaving is her use of subtle and bold color gradations. In this workshop Jennifer will teach two different methods that she uses to achieve these effects in her work. In the first method a range of solid colored yarns are mixed together optically by alternating them end-on-end in both the warp and the weft and juxtaposing the gradated yarns against a solid background color. In the second method yarns that have been space-dyed in the skein are organized in the process of winding the warp to achieve a smooth gradation throughout the warp. Jennifer will teach both how to design warps and how to wind them to achieve spectacular effects.
Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Location: Weaving Studio in Columbia
Class Fee: $54 CNCH Guild members/$79/Non Members
Enrollment: Maximum - 10 students, Registration for this workshop will be held at the September 8, 2015, Guild meeting.
Material fee – none, if all materials and equipment are provided
Materials required – Perle cotton, preferably 3/2 or 5/2 in as wide a range of colors as possible
and two cones of a solid neutral color; at least one skein of a space-dyed yarn in any fiber, pre-wound into balls
Equipment needed – At least one warping board or warping reel, scissors, scrap yarn for ties, cone holder if available
Doubleweave: Beyond the Basics By Jennifer Moore
November 16 & 17 (Mon & Tue)
In this round robin workshop, participants will explore what can be done with multiple layers of cloth on both a 4- and 8-shaft loom.
We will weave samples and study the theory behind a variety of structures, including the following: 4-Shaft– 4-Color Sampler, 4-Color Block Rotation, Double-block Layer Exchange, Tubular Log Cabin, Overshot-Patterned Doubleweave 8-Shaft- 4- Layer Weaves, Folded Twill Cloth, Decorative Stitching, Checkerboard, Windows, Two Double-blocks, Twill Pick-up, Block Pickup.
For more information on Jennifer Moore, please visit her web site at: www.doubleweaver.com
The Guild’s studio has five floor looms available, first come first reserved.
Day/Time: November 16 & 17 (Mon & Tue)
Location: Weaving Studio
Level: intermediate students will use a 4-shaft table or floor loom, pre-warped according to instructions.
Class Fee: $125 deposit/CNCH Guild Members,$150/Non Members
Lab Fee: $10
Enrollment: Maximum - 8 students.
Questions: Contact Christine Hall by e-mail, email@example.com
NOTE: The MLW&S Guild by-laws state that all workshops must be cost covering. Several Guilds are sharing in the costs for air & ground transportation for Jennifer More to travel to California, and final travel costs have not been determined at this time. A minimal additional fee may be required to cover costs for transportation.
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