June 2018

Diablo Weavers Guild meets in Walnut Creek, usually on the third or fourth Friday of the month from September through June, 10:00 am until noon or a little later. We do not meet in July and August.

New members and guests are welcome. 
In September, December and June we meet at a member's home. Other meetings are usually held at the Thurman Casey Library in Walnut Creek (Ygnacio Valley Library).
Thurman G. Casey Library
2661 Oak Grove Rd.
Walnut Creek CA 94598

See the side bar on the left or the link below for meeting dates and topics. 

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Dues for the 2017-18 year, September - June, are $30 per person; $40 per family. If joining half way through the year, dues are $15.

Other events: 
Scroll down for fiber related local events and Guatemala fiber tours. 

June Meeting

Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:00 am

Our last meeting of the year will be our annual pot-luck luncheon at Vilija's, on Friday, June 8 (the second Friday of the month) starting at 11:00 am. Bring a dish to share and the results of our Eco-dye printing dye day.

For a picnic project we will be continuing to prepare the rulers with weaving, kumihimo or tassels attached.

Local Events

New Fiber Studio in Crocket

Melanie Perkins, a member of Spindles and Flyers, has recently planned and organized a new community gathering and teaching space for all things fiber related. She has classes, a limited amount of equipment for sale, and events planned throughout the year. Her grand opening is planned for June 1, this coming Friday, from 2:00 - 8:00 pm. There will be light snacks, a variety of beverages, and a chance to find out about the studio, membership, and classes.
Her website is up, but not ready for taking orders or class registrations yet.

Contact information:
Melanie Perkins
Crockett Fiber Arts Studio
1322 Pomona Street
Crockett, CA  94525

Arts Benecia

Thread Count: New Directions in Fiber Art

June 2 – July 1, 2018
Juror: Susan Taber Avila

Opening reception: Saturday, June 2, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Family Art Day: Sunday, June 3, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Juror Talk – Members Only: Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Crochet Jam led by Ramekon O’Arwisters: Saturday, June 9, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Thread Count: New Directions in Fiber Art is an opportunity for artists to illustrate the unique qualities of thread and textiles in conveying meaning through mark-making and structure. Stitch, surface, construction, joinery, embellishment: contemporary fiber artists use these methods and others to link craft and design, invoke social and environmental concepts, and alter or refresh views of fashion. Artworks include sculptures, wearables, and wall-hangings.

About Arts Benicia: Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit organization that provides quality exhibitions in its gallery and at other venues in Benicia, engaging public programs, stimulating workshops for adults, and inspiring family and youth art programs. For over 30 years, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the local and regional art community, furthering and supporting artistic development and enriching the larger community.

Gallery Location: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, CA  94510
artsbenicia.org | 707-747-0131

Aiko has an Open Studio coming up at a new location:

Museum of Craft & Design

ANCHOR IN TIMEa retrospective exhibit of work by DOMINIC DI MARE, is June 2 - October 28, at the Museum of Craft & Design, 2569 Third St, S.F. 
Hours are 11-6, Tues-Sat, and 12 - 5, Sun.
Fees are Adults: $8 and Seniors: $6. First Tuesdays are Free. 

Dominic's small mixed media sculptures incorporate dimensional weaving and cast paper, which serve as the inspiration for his current works on paper. He was one of Helen Pope's favorite artists. More information at sfmcd.org

Travel opportunity

Guatemala Textile Tour by Kakaw designs has spots left. See the link below for details:


Link to the itineary:

Guatemala tour details by day

Kakaw designs:


You can also contact Aiko or her daughter Mari, mari@kakawdesigns.com, for more information.