June 2010

Proposed revisions to the Diablo Weavers bylaws are now posted.
Update 5/26/10:  Changed meeting date to Friday and fiscal year to Aug.1 to July 31.

Please review these changes and send any suggested modifications to Kris or Joan.

Diablo Weavers Guild meets once a month,
September through June, usually on the Third Friday of the month at the Thurmon Casey Library in Walnut Creek.
September, December and June we meet at a members home.
New members and guests are always welcome.

June 2010: Potluck Luncheon and Picnic Project
Friday, June 11 at 11:00 we will have our Summer Potluck Luncheon at Vilija's house.
 For directions to the June luncheon, please email Vilija or Carol.
Please bring a dish to share and the silk scarf you tied at the last meeting to continue with the Shibori type of knotting and dyeing.
At the luncheon we will be dyeing the scarf.
Details from Vilija:
The dyeing will be with 'fiber reactive' dyes, so that means you put on the color and let the scarf sit in a plastic bag for a minimum of 3 hrs. 
 in this method, more than one color can be put on for a hippie-like tie-dye.  
or, if i have a steamer on hand, the scarf could steam for 30 minutes and then be re-tied and dyed. 
Also at the June picnic meeting we will have a silent auction of the many yarns, fiber and weaving equipment that Julie's husband donated to the guild.
The two large looms will not be there, as they are big and not easy to move!
However, if anyone would like to come and see the looms, please contact Carol.

Aiko has tapestries at two shows in Oakland this month, one at UPTOWN Oakland  (see Local Events below),
and one at the City of Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation:
Artistic Transformations
Monday June 7 - Thursday August 12, 2010
Monday - Thursday 9 am -  1 pm
Downtown Oakland Location
1428 Alice St. (@ 14th St.) At the City of Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation's historic building. (Cuirrently the Malonga Casquelourd Certer for the Arts, formerly the Alice Arts Center)

Upcoming Local Events:

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

East Bay Open Studios 2010:
401 26th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Aiko will have an open Studio at UPTOWN, Oakland the first and second weekend of June.

Aiko Kobayashi Gray http://www.aikokobayashi.com

Richmond Art Center:
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond CA 94804
Day class with Jan Langdon runs Tues, Jun 8 -Jul 27 (9:30 -12:30) and is $175 for Non-Members.
Night Class with Stacy Speyer runs Wed, Jun 9 -Aug 11 (6:30 - 9:30) and is $195 for Non-Members. 
Weekly Open Studio for Students runs June 8 - Aug 14. RAC accepts phone registration Tues-Sa (11-5) at 510-620-6772.
runs June 29 -Aug 21 at the Richmond Art Center. Entry is Free and exhibits are open Tues -Sat, 11-5.
Artists' Reception is July 24, 3-5 PM.

For Sale:

Fiber Elements closing sale:
From Maria Inglesby, who gave a knitting talk for Diablo Weavers several years ago:
(1) I have a Gilmore Loom for sale.  It's a 4-harness, foldable, 46 inch, 6 treadle. I am first and foremost a knitter. 

(2) My business Fiber Elements is closing.  I will be selling all inventory items, to include needles, at a 25% discount.
The shop / studio is located at 407 Oakwood Drive in Fairfield.  

We'll be open from 10:00 a.m. thorugh 4:00


The reason that we believe the sale might be of interest to the weavers is that the inventory includes wools and wool/silk blends on 1lb cones by the company JaggerSpun.  I also have silk lace yarns by Treenway Silks. The cones are in crates at the moment and easily transportable.  If the weavers would like me to bring those to one of your guild / weaving meetings; I'd be happy to provide that service.
I can be reached at Mariaknits@gmail.com or at 707.863.7370.

Loom and yarn for sale in Lafayette:

From Stan Goodman:

Although many weaving tools and yarns have been sold, as of mid-May the  4 Harness, 6 Treadles Gilmore Loom (below) and many yarns are still available.


He is somewhat reluctant to sell the loom, but said that he would also be pleased to see it used.




Stanley Goodman
3736 Highland Road, Lafayette, CA  94549


Any other items for sale?
We now have a side menu item where we can add ongoing For Sale announcements of special sales of fiber related items.
For suggested items to add or edit on this site, please contact Carol.