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Meeting Notes April 2014

Diablo Weavers Guild

Meeting of April 18, 2014



President Carol Causey opened the meeting.

Treasurer reported a balance of $1,668.48

CNCH Liaison Joan Anderson passed out bags for the Scholarship Raffle

Program Chair Mary Helen Binger reported on upcoming programs:

May - Joan Ruane speaking on Cotton For Weavers.  There will be a workshop on spinning cotton in the afternoon

June - picnic at Vilija's house


October 24/25:  Jannie Taylor. Program in the morning, lace workshop Friday afternoon, and all day Saturday.



Susie Hodges had a coupon for Bead Bazaar, and also announced that Penny Peters will be talking about  Bateman Weaves to Golden Gate Weavers on Monday at 9:30 amm at the North Berkeley Senior Ctr. at Hearst & MLK Way.

Joan announced that we must be careful about too many cars in the lot at meetings.

Lillian Whipple announced that Dot Watson had donated silk to the guild.




Today's speakers were David Breslauer, Ph.d. and Jason ____, from Refractored Materials. Inc. in San Francisco.  David is a biochemical engineer, and is one of the co-founders of Refractored Materials and is CSO.  Refractored Materials is working to make useable fibers from spider silk. They needed a sample of their product woven, and through weaving connections were put in touch with Lillian Whipple.  Very interesting program!