Diablo Weavers


October 2017



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

See the side bar on the left or the link below for meeting dates and topics. Active planning is underway, but additional suggestions are welcome.

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Membership:
Dues for the 2017-18 year, September - June, are $30 per person; $40 per family. If joining half way through the year, dues are $15.



October 2017 Meeting

October 27, 10:00 am at the library


Diablo Weavers Display:
Please bring to the October meeting items for our display at the Orinda Library in November. Margie will be collecting them at the meeting. (see details further below). 

Snack for October: Lillian
We will be taking sign-ups for future meetings at the  October meeting.

Program:

Woven Decorations for the Holidays and Beyond

Swedish Woven Star

For our October meeting, on October 27, we will be making woven decorations. The samples that Vilija and Reba have been making are cardstock and fabric variations on 8 pointed stars, based on woven Swedish Window Stars, traditionally made from reed, birch bark or wood veneer. Other names include Finnish Star, Advent Star and Poinsettia. We have experimented and have come up with some nice techniques to make this a fun and creative process.

Cardstock Star - 6" (below)

Cardstock Star – 12”

 Fabric Star – 8”                 Cardstock Star - 6" 

Joan will be showing how to make woven hearts. These are often made with reeds, but cardstock is a nice medium as well.

Reed Heart Basket

We have the library room for the afternoon. Bring a lunch and enjoy creating a few of these little decorations with your friends in the guild.  All the required supplies will be provided (including a wide selection of double sided cardstock), but if you have a rotary paper cutter or rotary cutter, ruler and mat set, it would be wonderful if you can bring that along.




Diablo Weavers' Exhibit at the Orinda Library

Thanks to Margie's initiative and Margie and Vilija following through with planning, Diablo Weavers will have an Exhibit at the Orinda Library during the month of November. 

There are details to keep in mind, including filling out a liability document for the city of Orinda. If you have something you would like to display, please plan on bringing it as early as our September meeting. See general instructions on this page: November Library Exhibit

The release form to copy or a link to download a .pdf version of the file can be found here: Orinda Liability form

You can also get to both of the above pages through the left side menu, under Diablo Weavers.


See the winter edition of CNCHNet for an article about the history of Diablo Weavers, written and photographed by Vilija.

Also from Vilija:
Vogue has an article about sheep shearing here in California in its latest issue. Stephany Wilkes, our November speaker, is one of the featured shearers. It is a must read and beautifully written. 




Congratulations to Lillian, who was awarded the Edith Whiteman Memorial Award,  for handwoven artwork of the highest caliber of craftsmanship and technical ability.
Her piece Weaver's Knot was part of Small Expressions 2017, HGA's annual juried exhibit of small scale fiber art.


See the HGA website for more information:




Local Events



International Terminal of the San Francisco Airport Museum
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From Charlene Woodcock, who spoke to our guild about the Jolom Mayaetik textiles:
A beautiful exhibition of the textiles of Jolom Mayaetik is now on display in the International Terminal of the San Francisco Airport Museum.  It will be up until next April.  It’s easy to reach by taking BART directly to the airport.

https://www.flysfo.com/museum/exhibitions/empowering-threads




For Sale


• Macomber Loom  Ad-A-Harness B-5, serial #B221. 44” wide, 50” high. 4- harness. Has been in dry, clean storage. Will need new reed and a little TLC, just because it hasn’t been used for a long time. New: $2000, asking $400.

 
• 3-32 gal. containers of wool on spools or hanks. Including some carded wool.  $250.

Contact Sandra Wooton, 

sw.touch@comcast.net





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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
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