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February 2019

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.

Note: Our February meeting for 2019 will be on THURSDAY, February 21.

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 link below or the second item on the side bar on the left for meeting dates and topics. As additional programs are developed for 2018-2019 updates will be posted. 
Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Dues for the 2018-19 year, September - June, are $30 per person; $40 per family. If joining half way through the year, dues are $15.

UPDATE: We are encouraging everyone to bring their own mug or cup for hot tea or coffee. The guild provides tea and instant coffee, plates and napkins. We will have some drink cups available as well.

February Meeting

Thursday February 21, 2019, 10:00 am at the library

Program: Triangular thread catchers. 
We will be making Thread Catchers of felt. You do not need to bring any supplies unless you have special items you would like to add for embellishment. Reba will have supplies and instructions.

Reba's felted Thread Catcher

See additional images and tutorials online:
To get you started..

On Pinterest: Pinterest
On Etsy: Etsy

Snack for the February Meeting:  Melanie

 ... in search of a used table loom

A friend of Melanie's is looking for a used table loom:

In search of a used four shaft table loom, 24 inch max, any condition.  Please contact Melanie Perkins,

Travel to Guatemala

Aiko's daughter Mari is leading two textile tour to Guatemala this coming August.

For details and photos, see:

August 1-9: Creative Textile Adventure focuses on textile workshops with rural partner artisans. Topics include but not limited to natural dyes, warp ikat, backstrap weft brocade, and embroidery. We want to include special interests, so please let us know. This portion includes visits/stays in Antigua, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Sumpango, Chichicastenango, and Lake Atitlán (several villages). $1950 per person.

August 8-14: The Quetzal Adventure takes us truly off the beaten path to visit partner weavers in a lush cloud forest region of Guatemala. This adventure features rural villages, colorful markets, home- cooked regional specialties in weavers’ homes, and breath-taking nature. Visits/stays include Antigua, Cobán and its surroundings (2+ villages), Semuc Champey, and hopefully some quetzal sightings. $1750 per person.

Minimum 4 participants for each itinerary. Sign-up with $150 deposit. Find more information at

CNCH Conference Registration

The CNCH Conference for 2019 will be held at Sonoma State University, June 20-23. Registration opened January 15, 2019 and will be open thorough March 15. Many workshops are full, however there are some spots still available in several interesting workshops. 

The registration fee includes workshop, lodging and meals, and parking. A Companion registration is also available for lodging and meals. See the CNCH website for details about events at the conference and workshop options.

Local Events

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show  
February 7 - 10, 2019
Fort Mason
One of the most important tribal art fairs in the world, the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show exhibits exceptional artwork and textiles, including many rare pieces from Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania and the Americas. The fair will feature two special exhibitions — one with art from Fiji and another celebrating Africa’s vanishing rituals through photography.

Use the link below for more details:

For Sale

Two looms for Sale:

See the left menu under "For Sale" or the link below to view details about two large looms for sale:

Yarn for Sale:

A local San Francisco designer has a variety of cones of silk and cotton for sale at reduced prices, including silk noil made in Japan, cotton in a variety of colors and weights and 6 strand embroidery floss rayon/cotton.


650 872 1100
434 N Canal #15
South San Francisco, CA 94080