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February 2010

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

Note: This is a change from our previous meeting date, due to several conflicts in scheduling the room at the library.

New members and guests are always welcome.

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

February 19th Program

"Shimmering Colors: The Magic of Iridescence" by Bobbie Irwin

Bobbie will be visiting from Colorado for a few days and will be our featured speaker for this meeting. Best known for her several books on Twined Rag Rugs, Bobbie has also been a long time weaver. Along with a slide presentation, she will have a large assortment of samples dealing with iridescence. Come and see what she has to show and tell.

Snack for February:

Anne Field Workshop on Collapse Weave, April 16, 17 and 18

There are still a couple opening in the workshop, but we do have enough participants now to make this a go for us. Anne's workshop on Devore for CNCH was one of the ones cancelled, but she has almost a two month itinerary of workshops and lectures between northern California and Washington State, that she is coming anyway.

Bring a check to the meeting for whatever you still owe for the workshop. The full cost of materials and the workshop is $170. Anne has been winding 5 warps a day to get to her target of the 100 that she needs for the whole trip! They should arrive sometime late this month or early March. As soon as ours come, I will mail them directly to each participant.

Thanks to all who have signed up for the workshop. And thanks to Will and Kate for hosting Anne while she is here in our area again.

Southern Argentina Spinners and Weavers Tour

April 28 - May 10, 2010

There are still four spots open in what will be a delightful trip along the base of the Andes, with occasional excursions into the mountains themselves. Beginning in Mendoza City and continuing down to northern Patagonia, visits will be made to many sights, along with meeting several native spinning and weaving communities. Cost will be about $2200 per person and includes the whole tour except air fare from the U.S. to Buenos Aires and back. Lots of meals included also. We can send an itinerary to anyone interested. Talk to Vilija, Will or Kate.

For details see Argentina Fiber Tour

Upcoming Local Events: 

THE TRIBAL & TEXTILE ARTS SHOW is Feb 12 - 14 at Fort Mason.
Hours are Fri & Sat, 11am - 7 pm, and Sun, 11am - 5 pm. Admission Fee of $15 includes the catelog.
In addition to the catelog, the show ticket will also get you into the ART OF AMERICAS SHOW, which runs the same weekend at the Marin County Center Auditorium. If you are interested in historic museum quality textiles, these shows are not to be missed. Part of each entrance fee benefits the ethnic textile collections at the De Young Museum.
STITCHES WEST Knitting Expo is Feb 25 - 28 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
For information & registration, contact them at (800) 237-7099 or at www.KnittingUniverse.com/Events.
This show fills the convention center and features more yarn and books than you will see anywhere else.
A TERRIFIC TABLET WEAVING CLASS led by Patty Townsend is being given March 6 & 13 at the Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave. , Richmond CA 94804
Beginning and experienced card weavers alike will enjoy Pattys' teaching expertise. Cost is $135 for Non-Members, less for Members.
Register by calling 510/620-6772 Tues-Sat afternoons.
Tui, Sharon & Susie invite you to join them as enthusiastic class members.
Shining Brightly, the Tapestry Weavers' West 25th Anniversary Show
At the Petaluma Arts Center
230 Lakeville St at E. Washington
Until Feb. 21. Gallery is open Thurs - Mon, Noon - 4 PM. Entrance is free or for a voluntary donation. This terrific show had 500 people at its opening weekend and is well worth a trip to Petaluma. The Art Center and next door Visitors' Center have been created in the old train station and can be reached by taking either of the first two off-ramps from U.S. 101. Artist Membership in the Center entitles one to participate in Membership Exhibits and offers another great opportunity to Bay Area weavers who wish to show their work. Art Center contacts: 707/762-5600, www.PetalumaArtsCouncil.org.
Subpages (1): Meeting Minutes Feb 2010