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January-2012

January 2012

Diablo Weavers Guild meets once a month, September through June, usually on the third Friday of the month.
New members and guests are always welcome.
Meeting and Speaker: January 20, 2012, 10:00 am
at Joan's Northgate Clubhouse in Walnut Creek.
Please note: Changed location for the January meeting-
if you need directions please email Joan: joanweave@aol.com, or Carol: cgray@berkeley.edu
In September, December and June we usually meet at a member's home.

"Lace - One of the Most Exquisite Fabrics Ever Created"

Docents from The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale will give an interesting talk about the history of hand made lace:
the differences in the kinds of lace that were made, where and how it was made, what kind is still being made, and, answer any questions we have about antique lace we may have in own collections. Bring pieces that you may have. Though not really a part of hand-loom weaving, few of us can resist the painstakingly crafted beauty of laces from the past. We think you will truly enjoy this program.

Rose and Aiko are scheduled for snack for the meeting.


Looking ahead to February:
Cameron Taylor-Brown speaking on "Color in Cloth: The Weaves You Want and Why"

Local Events:
Saturday Jan 28, 10am - 4pm NANCY ROBERTS will give her one day workshop dyeing machine knitted "blanks" to create unique color patterns on the silk yarn when it is unraveled. This yarn can be woven, knitted, felted, etc.
An illustration is in the Winter 2012 Richmond Arts Center Classes catalogue pg. 9;
RAC member$90 - nonmenber $110. $35 materials fee to Nancy includes one silk blank and extra blanks will be available to purchase.
From Susie:

We just need 2 more students to make this class go. It is an all day class that can provided more than just one dyed warp and weft set. All the materials are provided, and all one needs to do is get oneself to the class. I am willing to pick up any one from East Contra Costa at any BART stop or drive anyone to class who can manage to get to my house by 9:30 AM. It is a wonderful class with a very useable product.


Registration is ongoing for Decorative and Fiber Arts at Walnut Creek Civic Arts:
Several interesting classes are being offered in addition to the regular weaving classes, including Tapestry Weaving, Shibori dyeing, Rigid Heddle Weaving and introductory Spinning.
The Richmond Art Center also has classes beginning in January, including weaving and dyeing:


The Art of the Anatolian Kilim is the current exhibition at the Textile Arts Council. Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection will be shown until June 10, 2012, at the de Young Memorial Museum, Wais and Knowles Galleries of Textile Arts.


Any items for sale?

We have a side menu item where we can add ongoing announcements about fiber related items For Sale.
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