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April 2010

Diablo Weavers Weaving Guild meets once a month,
September through June on the Third Friday of the month at 10:00 AM.

New members and guests are always welcome.
Directions to our meeting_location

Thurman G. Casey Library
2661 Oak Grove Rd.
Walnut Creek CA 94598

April 16 Program: Anne Field, Guest Speaker
Dévoré for Weavers and knitters 

Dévoré is a technique we are familiar with when it is applied to velvet cloth. With handwoven and machine or hand knitted cloth made of both cellulose and other yarns, the cellulose content is dissolved in places leaving some transparent areas. Designs are made by stencils. Finished articles will be handled and discussed.


Snack for March: Aiko
Save the date:
Looking ahead to the annual June picnic luncheon, the date for the picnic is June 11. 
At the May meeting we will start a  scarf with the Shibori type of knotting and dying that Kathy saw while in India. We will each have a scarf to work with and will get started at the May meeting and continue with dying at the June luncheon.

CNCH 2012 organizational meeting at the conference.
Friday, April 9 from 12 to 1 pm
Tasman Room of the Hyatt on the second level. 
Grab a lunch and eat it at the meeting.
Volunteers are still needed!
More volunteers are needed. You can come and sign up during conference if you have some free time to volunteer.

Upcoming Local Events:

Richmond Art Center:
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond CA 94804
RICHMOND ART CENTER ONE DAY WORKSHOPS include the following classes. See the RAC web site (http://www.therac.org) for more details.
   1.Crochet A Crazy Hat (Susie Hodges) Apr 24 (10-1) $40.
   2. Learn to Spin (Susie Hodges) Apr 24 (1:30 - 4:30)  $40.
   3. Spring Sewn Hat (Carol Wood) May 1 (10 -4) $85. Carol will show how to make and fit a machine sewn hat to your head. Her work is shown in San Francisco galleries.
   4. Paper Dress Making (Patricia Bulitt) May 8 (10 -1) $55. Commemorate a special woman in your life with this unique workshop.
Call for Entries: Innovations in Contemporary Crafts
A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Open to artists residing in the SanFrancisco BayArea who work in any craft media: ceramics, wood, glass, metal, fiber, enamel, paper and jewelry.
Each artist may submit up to ten original works completed within the last two years.  The show will be held at the Richmond Art Center from June 29- August 21, 2010. 
Deadline: May 15, 2010
Entry fee: $25 for RAC members, $35 for non-members.
Sign up online at: http://bayvan.org/rac

13th Annual SPINNING at the Winery
Fleeces, Fiber, Yarn & Much More!
featuring California Vendors
June 5, 2010 10 am to 4 pm
Retzlaff Winery, 1356 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore
A day of spinning in Livermore's Wine Country
Bring your wheel and a pot-luck dish to share.
Treadles to Threads Spinner's Guild  http://www.treadles2threads.blogspot.com
$5 entry per person