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April 2017

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, April 21, 2017

Meeting 10:00 at the Library

A presentation by Pat Stewart


Pat Stewart will give a presentation on her technique for double weave, using parallel threading which enables a four block weaving pattern with only 8 shafts.

Check the link below to see images on pinterest of both Pat's weaving and other double weave designs.

Come with ideas about what role you might like to take on next year. We need someone for several positions, including Programs. Thanks!

Snack for the meeting:  Sharon G.  

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.
https://boltthreads.com/

Their first product, a spider silk tie, is available for sale in a limited quantity.
https://ties.boltthreads.com/





Local Events




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




If you have an item for the fundraiser at CNCH 2017 at Asilomar, please contact Eugeina, even though it is past April 15. Note that you do not have to attend the conference to donate an item!


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:  egwathney@aol.com 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. 


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