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January 2014

Meeting: Friday, January 24
(fourth Friday)

10:00 am at the Thurman Casey library

Thurman G. Casey Library
2661 Oak Grove Rd.
Walnut Creek CA 94598

Saori Weaving project
Presented by Lynn Harris with group participation encouraged

Lynn Harris will be demonstrating Saori weaving, and members might want to check out her website.

There is also a good article in Handwoven from 2013 on the Saori approach  and history. 

Lynn Suggested that people bring pieces of woven commercial fabric to be "stripped" and woven into the group project during the meeting. She will also bring weft yarns, and every one will have a chance to contribute to the group weaving project, perhaps a bag for our CNCH exhibit.

Diablo Weavers Guild meets once a month, September through June, usually on the third or fourth Friday of the month at the Thurmand Casey library in Walnut Creek.
    Map to our Meeting location 
    New members and guests are always welcome. 
    In September, December and June we usually meet at a member's home. 

Upcoming meetings:

February 28, 2014:
Our February meeting will be on the fourth Friday of the month, 
as Stitches West is on the third weekend:

The February program will be Anastasia Azure: Weaving sculptural forms with monofilament and wire. 

Anastasia Azure weaves extensively with the double-cloth technique,
transforming metals and plastics into dimensional weave sculptures 
and jewelry.  She will discuss her participation in a recent collaborative 
experiment, Synergy, combining art and science.  Her talk will highlight the 
sculptural possibilities of the double-cloth technique.  She will demonstrate 
how to tame fishing line to dress a loom and discuss how to dye fishing 

See below for a web site with examples of her work:

Coming in March 2014: 
Our meeting will be on March 21, 2014, the third Friday of the month. 
Presentation by Eve Connor, past president of Loom and Shuttle Guild in San Francisco, on using embellishment techniques.
"My Textile (Mis)adventures, or How I Save Projects from the Scrap Pile"

Eve has been sewing for more than 60 years, taught by her mother and grandmother, and weaving for about 8 years. For her garments she uses techniques such as as quilting, embroidery, kumihimo, Greek finger lace, and various sewing techniques.

She will have garments to display and will talk about each garment from idea to completion.

Branch Out with Fibers - CNCH 2014

A Fiber Artisans' Conference
April 25-27, 2014 at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center

Register for CNCH 2014 online by April 18 or April 6 by mail. 
Reminder: Early Registration ends January 31, 2013.

For a list of important dates to remember for registration, submitting items for the conference and making hotel reservations, see CNCH 2014 on the left side bar under Guilds or link below:

Local Events:
Richmond Art Center:
Weaving workshops with Anastasia Azure:
Anastasia Azure is visiting from Providence, RI and will be teaching specialty weaving classes :
Paper Weaving & Color Theory: Sat. Jan 8
Synergy Sculpture Lecture & Fishing Line Demo: Sat. Jan. 18
Loom Weaving with Fishing Line: Sat. & Sun. Jan 18-19
Woven Jewelry: Sun. March 9

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education:
Registration is now open for a variety of interesting weaving and fiber arts classes:

Sacramento Weaver’s & Spinner’s Guild Open House 

Fire Weave 

Saturday and Sunday 
February 8 and 9, 2014 
10 am to 4 pm 

Shepard Garden & Art Center 
3330 McKinley Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 

Weaving Spinning Basketry 
Dyeing Felting 
Weaving & Spinning Displays and Demonstrations 
Drawing for Prizes 
Sale of member made hand woven articles, wool, and hand spun yarn 

Free Admission & Parking 

For Sale:

High Warp Tapestry Loom.
Custom made.
45" Wide x 26.5" Deep x 70+" Tall.
$200 OBO.

LOOM. F.J. AHRENS 1960s.  
40" Warp, 10-Harness, 10-Treadle Floor Loom. 
I may have miscounted @ 209 Polyester Heddles. 
Comes with 5 Reeds. 6,8,10,12 & 15 Dents. 
I did not actually count the Dents.
The original of the new AVL Home Loom P/N 900-8H.
The "A" in AVL is for Ahern.
New @ $3,547 plus 4ea. Reeds @ $148ea. = $4,139.
53" Wide x 29" x Deep 46" Tall, stored & 40" unstored.
Birds-eye maple  like-new condition!  $3000 OBO.

Jon Brown 510-794-7719.

Schacht Matchless Spinning wheel
Single treadle, three whorls, 4 bobbins
High speed bobin and whorl
Woolee winder and 4 bobbins

Linda Van Heertum

Retail over $1670; sale $1250

Allen counterbalance loom

It is a solid maple four shaft, counterbalance floor loom made by Allen, a company located in the North West but now out of business.  Beautiful condition and lightly used, this loom has six treadles. It is equipped with polyester heddles but also comes with the original metal heddles. There are three reeds, bobbin winder, swift, and shuttles as well as possible other extras. Asking price is $400.00.

If interested, owner MaryAnne can be reached at 925-300-6659

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