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May 2018

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 side bar on the left or the link below for meeting dates and topics. 

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Dues for the 2017-18 year, September - June, are $30 per person; $40 per family. If joining half way through the year, dues are $15.

Other events: 
Scroll down for fiber related local events and Guatemala fiber tours. 

Looking ahead: Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:00 am
Our last meeting of the year will be our annual pot-luck luncheon at Vilija's, on Friday, June 8 (second Friday of the month) starting at 11:00 am. Bring a dish to share and the results of our Eco-dye printing dye day.
For a picnic project we will be continuing to prepare the rulers with weaving, kumihimo or tassels attached.

May 18, 2018

A dye workshop

Botanical Printing with Carol deB and Margie

What: This workshop is intended to be an introduction to Botanical
Printing using locally collected plant materials high in tannin. The goal is
for each participant to come away with a printed piece of raw silk that
just maybe can be turned into a scarf and to have a very good time while
we expand our fiber arts expertise.
Where: May 18, 2018 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm or so at Margie Kaplan’s in Orinda.

A copy of the handout, with more information, including supplies to bring, is on the left menu or select the link below:

Local Events

Spinning at the Winery

Treadles to Threads Annual pot-luck picnic, raffle and wine tasting will be early this year, on Saturday, May 19 at the Retzlaff Vineyards.

See the link below for more information:

Aiko has an Open Studio coming up at a new location:

Museum of Craft & Design

ANCHOR IN TIMEa retrospective exhibit of work by DOMINIC DI MARE, is June 2 - October 28, at the Museum of Craft & Design, 2569 Third St, S.F. 
Hours are 11-6, Tues-Sat, and 12 - 5, Sun.
Fees are Adults: $8 and Seniors: $6. First Tuesdays are Free. 

Dominic's small mixed media sculptures incorporate dimensional weaving and cast paper, which serve as the inspiration for his current works on paper. He was one of Helen Pope's favorite artists. More information at

Travel opportunity

Guatemala Textile Tour by Kakaw designs has spots left. See the link below for details:

Link to the itineary:

Guatemala tour details by day

Kakaw designs:

You can also contact Aiko or her daughter Mari,, for more information.