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June 2013

June 2013

Our annual picnic luncheon, Friday June 7, was in place of a June meeting.
Rather than the usual "project", Lillian and Tui shared weaving samples from the Fine Threads study group through Complex Weavers.

Dues of $30 for the year, July 2013 - June 2014 can be paid at any time.

Looking ahead to September ~ it is anticipated that we will have our annual sharing of summer activities and stash sale/exchange. Tentatively scheduled for the third Friday of the month at Lillian's.

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.
    New members and guests are always welcome. 
    In September, December and June we usually meet at a member's home. 

Our meeting date depends on the availability of the meeting room at the library.
In October, January and April we often meet on the fourth Friday of the month as a Book Sale is scheduled for the third Friday. November, February, March and May we usually meet on the third Friday of the month.

Local Events:

Aiko has tapestry weavings at Open Studio, Up Town
June 8 & 9, 11am - 6 pm
Up Town 401 26th Street at Broadway, Oakland


Exhibit Dates: April 30 - September 1st, 2013

Tilden Nature Area, Environmental Education Center
North End of Central Park Drive, Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley, CA 94708

The Exhibit is open to the Public
Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
For more information call 510-544-2233

The Sound of Weaving at Ohzu, May 15 - September 10

Exhibit and talk in Krober Hall on the UC Campus, in the same building as the Hearst Museum.

Details regarding the speaker are found on the Berkeley Events Calendar:

The ancient arts of weaving and dyeing live on in the handwork of dedicated craftspeople such as Fukiko Katsuura. From a love of Japan’s textile arts came a dedication to mastering traditional weaving. From a life lived on and of the land, came experiments in coaxing color from plants gathered and grown. “The Sound of Weaving at Ohzu” features a selection of her work in silk, paper, and other fibers dyed and woven, work that at once exemplifies centuries-old technique and personal vision. A series of illustrative photographs of the creative process supplement the display.

San Francisco Textile Arts Council Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection on display
May 4 - August 4, 2013.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
New Exhibition now open, through July 21, 2013

Milestones: Textiles of Transition &
Threads of Love: Baby Carriers from China's Minority Nationalities

Milestones: Textiles of Transition explores how historic and contemporary textiles have been created for and continue to signify moments of transition—birth, marriage, and death, among others—and the unique bond these textiles have with our universal human experience. As material objects they play an important role in all of our life passages, either as utilitarian objects, or as ceremonial and symbolic pieces.

Threads of Love: Baby Carriers from China’s Minority Nationalities, presents the rich folk art tradition of hand-embroidered baby carriers from the minority nationalities of southwestern China. This selection of baby carriers is drawn from the Miao (known as Hmong in their native language), Zhuang, Yao, and Shui nationalities from China’s southwestern provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou, and Guangxi.

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