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April 2017

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.

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 future meeting dates and topics:

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Dues for the year Sept 2016 - June 2017 are $30 per person; $40 per family.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Meeting 10:00 at the Library

A presentation by Tien Chiu 

Tien Chiu will speak about her creative process which covers (briefly) many of the concepts in her new book. She will have books available.

See the link below for more information about her book:

Snack for the meeting:  Mary-Helen B.    

Spider Silk Update

The developers of Spider Silk did a presentation for Diablo Weavers several years ago, in April 2014, when they were initially developing "Spider Silk" and Lillian was weaving samples for them. It was fascinating! And Lillian just sent an update about the progress that has been made and items now for sale.

Their first product, a spider silk tie, is available for sale in a limited quantity.

Local Events

Rug Weaving Workshop with Jason Collingwood

Master Weaver Jason Collingwood will be teaching a three day rug weaving workshop through the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts. The threading is 2/2 twill and will include straight twill, broken twill and twill on opposites. Color sequences will be explored as well as clasped wefts, pick-up and 3/1 double faced twill. Some work will include shaft-shifting and how to set up your loom for this technique.

March 22-24, 2071
9am - 4pm each day

Workshop fee: $226 plus $3 processing
Materials list on line at

Register on-line or call (925) 943-5846
Course number  33984

For questions or further details, contact Reba.

Yarn Stash-Busting Sale
Sunday, April 2, 1-4 pm

7 East Altarinda Dr.
Orinda, CA

All 50% off Retail
Project quantities of the same dye lot:
Malabrigo, Madeline Tosh, Big Sky, Lavold, Rowan, Elann, Isager Alpaca, Dale Hielo, Tiur, Regia, Galway, Casca 220, Jo Jo Land, Classic Elite

Carol Reeves, Jewelry Artist will join Kathy Dowel with her collection of gorgeous copper and silver shawl pins.

Meet the Sheep at Meridian Jacobs

Spring Open House 
Spend the day at the farm, watch fiber demonstrations, 
and Meet the Sheep! 

Saturday, April 1 from 10 to 4

For details, directions and photos, see:

Project Artaud Spring Open Studios

Saturday and Sunday, April 1 & 2
12-6 pm
499 Alabama Street, San Francisco

Paintings, jewelry and also fiber arts are included in this annual open house in the Mission District. Close to BART.

Richmond Art Center Studio Open House

Saturday, April 22, 10:00-3:00

The Richmond Art Center is at 2540 Barrett Ave.
Free Admission and within walking distance of BART

The Open House includes Weaving Studio sale of yarn, books and hand made textiles along with demonstrations of weaving and other studio crafts, good food and good music. 

For more information call 510-620-6772

Asilomar 2017 Grant Fundraiser

This fundraiser is for monies to be put aside to award scholarships to attend conference. One member from each of our five areas is selected each year. Within our area, Diablo has has several members chosen.

The theme for this year is an ocean or beach-themed artwork, woven and/or handmade. They are looking to weavers and dyers for colorful beach totes or scarves, coasters, or placemats. To spinners and basket makers for fun sea creatures, creative uses of kelp, driftwood, or scavenged beach shells and things. Jewelry is another option. Let your imaginations run the gamut.

You don't have to be attending Asilomar 2017 to participate. Just give your item to our Liaison, Vilija, who will transport it to the Conference. All entries need to email in a photo of your finished object [or object in production] along with dimensions to: by April 15, 2015

All finished items should include your name, material, techniques and any additional information you want to add. If you are attending the conference, bring the item with you to Registration. Some items will have a silent auction, others will be in a raffle for which tickets are sold