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October 2011

Diablo Weavers Guild meets once a month, September through June.
New members and guests are always welcome.
Our October meeting will be on the Fourth Friday of the month:
October 28, 2011 at 10:00 at the  Thurman Casey Library in Walnut Creek.
(This is a change from the normal meeting date of the third Friday.)
In September, December and June we usually meet at a member's home. 

Meeting Friday October 28, 10:00 - 12:00

Speaker: Anita Mayer

A workshop with Anita will follow the meeting, the afternoon of October 28 through Sunday, October 30. 

The cost is $120 for the workshop plus a $30 material fee. 
See below for workshop details.

Those who have signed up for the workshop should have received an email with directions to Linda's and a materials list.

Registration for CNCH opens November 1.

Scholarship applications for CNCH 2012 in Oakland are due by November 1, 2011.
The application is available on the CNCH web site, under Forms/Publications at the bottom of the left side menu.

Workshop Title:  Vested Interest/Magic Pouch.

Description: This workshop will present an overview of how to transform one generic vest pattern into a wide variety of designs.  The lecture/demonstration will cover weaving with sewing thread, recycling shoelaces, lining methods, making vests reversible, photo transfer and more.  Everyone will receive a basic vest pattern, learn how to size it and will participate in a hands-on session creating, designing and completing a small “Magic Pouch” while exploring ways to combine crazy quilting, beading, needlelace, stitchery and shisha mirrors.  Participants will learn about sources and materials suitable for beading, ways to create and transfer designs, care of beaded items, beaded edges and fringes.  Fabrics suitable for crazy quilting, how to combine fabric colors and textures, and quilting techniques will be explained along with ways to use unique embroidery stitches in creative ways.  Inspiration will be provided through books, slides, ethnic examples and the instructor’s beaded and quilted garments.

Local Events:

Interweave Knitting Lab Show is November 3-6 at the Marriott San Mateo. This first time event features classes and evening programs with famous knitters plus a four day Knitter's marketplace filled with vendors and exhibits. It is well worth a visit. If you need a room or a ride, contact Sharon or Susie. For more information, see http://www.InterweaveKnittingLab.com.

BABE! 2011, the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza is November 11-13 at the Oakland Convention Center. The vendor show is  November 12 and 13 only. It is the best bead show in the West. For more information, see http://www.beadExtravaganza.com

The Celebration of Craftswomen is November 11-13 at a new location, The Festival Pavilion, Ft. Mason, S.F. This Christmas gift show is one of the best in the Bay Area and is always worth a visit. For more information, call 650/615-6838 or see http://www.celebrationofcraftswomen.org

The Richmond Arts Center Holiday Arts Festival is December 2 & 3 at the Art Center Building in the Richmond Civic Center Complex, 2540 Barrett Ave. This school which has on-going studio classes in weaving and other crafts for adults and children deserves the support of the Bay Area crafts community. Free entrance with vendors, exhibits, food and music. For more information, see http://www.therac.org

The Art of the Anatolian Kilim is the current exhibition at the Textile Arts Council. Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection will be shown until June 10, 2012, at the de Young Memorial Museum, Wais and Knowles Galleries of Textile Arts.

Any items for sale?

We have a side menu item where we can add ongoing announcements about fiber related items For Sale.