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February-2020

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 link below or the side menu bar, upper left, for meeting dates and topics. This will be updated throughout the year.
Programs: 2019-2020 

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Membership:
Dues for the 2019-20 year, September - June, are $30 per person; $40 per family. If joining half way through the year, dues are $15.




February Meeting: Friday, February 28
10:00 am at the library

Dorset Buttons

Reba will lead us in a program about making Dorset Buttons and we will be making one of our own. Please bring scissors, otherwise everything will be provided to make one button.

Here are the details from Reba:

I will bring the materials, for 1 button each, that are required (except scissors), but if folks want to bring their own supplies, here is the list:

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1" diameter (or larger) plastic ring(s)
4 to 5 yards of yarn, pearl cotton, etc (length depends on size of ring!)
A tapestry or blunt tip needle

Scissors - please bring your own

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I will have a handout for everyone.


See the link below for some information about these buttons, their history and how to make them.

Snack for February: Mary-Helen B.



We have dates for our upcoming meetings through June:

Future meetings are now planned and include a program on Wedge Weave, a presentation by our local study group--sharing our projects so far, and a program about hand-knotted carpets.

In June our luncheon will be at Maureen's home. Don't forget about your "picnic project" for the year, "Make it Work". Use the 5/2 cotton you received earlier to design anything you wish, a woven project or something else is fine. Just be sure and use some of each of the three colors.

Friday March 27, 2020 -
Debora Corsini will be giving a program on Wedge Weave. See the link below to her web page:
http://deborahcorsini.com/index.html

Friday April 16, 2020 (a Thursday) - Diablo Study group presentation

Friday May 22, 2020 - Leon Mayeri of Golden Age Oriental Rugs
Golden Age Oriental Rug Importers:
http://www.goldenagerugs.com/

Friday June 12, 2020 - end of the year June luncheon, pot-luck at Maureen's



CNCH Update:

The Conference of Northern California Handweavers will be April 3 - 5 in Burlingame. Many classes are still available.


Gallery at CNCH 2020

Entry forms for gallery entries must be postmarked by March 4 and accompanied by a $5 check per entry.  The entries themselves are not due until the conference.

Entry forms are available at CNCH.org under the current conference and galleries.



For Sale


Experienced Loom seeking new home -


Bought from the Yarn Depot years ago, still in great shape. Beautifully detailed wood, lovely to look at. I have not discovered the loom maker, possibly from Oregon.


A few details: - counterbalance - 4 shafts, 6 treadles - approximately 40” wide - two back beams, one regular, one sectional - the loom folds up, front and back - a tension box for sectional warping


This lovely, well cared for loom is available for pick-up in San Francisco. Asking price of $400.


For more information, please contact Kathy Murphy at colbrindle@sonic.net or Barbara Nitzberg at bbraids@pacbell.net 

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