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March 2010

Diablo Weavers

March 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

March 19 Program
Julianne Bramson is going to be our speaker for March.  She is a pattern designer,  local to the area and an active member of Valley Stitchers Guild.
From Carol de B:
Julianne Bramson is an exciting young designer who has been known to describe herself as channeling Mdm. Vionnet. Like Vionnet, Julianne is very much enamored of how bias draped garments  enhance the female form. Her creativity in turning flat cloth into simple to sew and flattering garments is expressed in her designs for her company, Fashion in Harmony. One of Julianne 's innovative designs won this year's Threads Magazine design challenge for an original seam. Be prepared to gain a deeper understanding about the behavior of fabric and its capabilities from this creative artist.

Snack for March:
Tui and Sharon

Save the date:
Looking ahead to the annual June picnic luncheon, a preliminary date for the picnic is June 11. 

The new online newsletter editor, Judy Fisher, is looking for a contact from each guild to review fiber events in the local area, or to at least let her know of events that are happening. The first edition of CNCHnet will be May 1, 2010. For details, see Letter from the new CNCH editor.
Volunteers are still needed!
A lot more volunteers are needed. Check Gudrun's page on the CNCH website  http://www.cnch.org/conferences/2010-santa-clara/volunteers/
You can also come and sign up during conference.

Upcoming Local Events:

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden:

Fiber & Dye Exhibit
Saturday, March 20 - Sunday, April 4, 2010
10 am - 4 pm

Visit the special display of plant fibers and dyes from around the world.
Free with Garden admission.

For more information about a reception and classes in felting and spinning and a 'Native Plant Dyes' class,
see the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden website:


Richmond Art Center:
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond CA 94804

SPRING WEAVING CLASSES at Richmond Art Center begin Tues, Mar 23 (9:30-12:30) and Wed, Mar 24 (6:30-9:30 PM).
Cost is $220 for the day class and $175 for the night class. There are discounts for Art Center Members and for early registration.
Classes are taught by Jan Langdon and Tracy Speyer. Students may work on looms during Open Studio Tues-Sat.

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