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November 2016

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. 

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

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Dues for the year Sept 2016 - June 2017 are $30 per person; $40 per family.

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10:00

Third Friday of the month at the library

Jaime and Joey of Interwoven will be doing a presentation at the meeting on November 18
They will be bring a loom, fleece and spinning equipment for demonstration and explanation of techniques. Joey has also been dying lots of wool using natural ingredients. 

They will have a display of rugs and their beautiful pillows, and will explain what our designs and patterns represent and cultural history. See more details and a link to their website below.

Master Weavers of INTERWOVEN
Zenon Hipolito, Joseph Young & Jaime Hipolito

Zenon Hipolito, a Zapotec born in a small village of Teotitlan Del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico. Zenon has been weaving for 45 years, following in his footsteps is his second son Jaime Hipolito born in Stockton, California, the eighth generation weaver and Joseph Young born on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, the third generation weaver. Weaving textiles is a Zapotec art form that has been passed down for many generations. Through their weavings they express thier artistic ideas, revive their history and honor their ancestors. Joseph Young & Jaime Hipolito are creating thier own signature pieces by using hand spun, natural dyed yarns, combining contemporary and traditional motifs while creating new color combinations. They believe their textiles are a link to the past to better understand the present.

They use two different methods to create their art. The first method is creating geometric designs such as pyramids, diamonds, and grecas(steps of life). This method begins after the warp strings has been threaded onto the loom and tension properly adjusted. The warp strings are counted by odd and even numbers and marked. The second method, non geometric forms which include spirals figures, birds, flowers and circular designs. First they draw the design on a blank piece of paper, then place the drawing behind the warp and dot the design on the warp which allows them to create a perfect piece of art. 

Snack for the meeting: Pam M., Joan A.

Local Events

Mayan Textiles

Charlene Woodcock will have a supply of textiles 
from her July trip to the Jolom Mayaetik cooperative in Chiapas the at 
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant fair
Textiles will also be available to view at her home the first weekend in December. 

The Jolom Mayaetik cooperative blog:

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant’s 24th Annual


Saturday, November 26, 2016 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, November 27, 20110:00 am – 4:00 pm


’ the Berkeley Arts Festival Space

2133 University Avenue, Berkeley 

Buy Fair Trade support international and local artisans and their communities!

Unique textiles, toys, jewelry, bath and body products, metal art, traditional art, clothing, and more from Africa, Central America, Haiti, Guatemala, The Bay Area, Mexico, and Tibet

Your purchases provide artisans and groups with fair wages and support local refugee work, women’s coops in Central America, Asia and Africa, and educational and arts programs for children in Haiti!

Just a short 4-block walk from the Downtown Berkeley Bart. Admission is free. 

Mayan woman weaving with a backstrap loom

CC BY-SA 2.5,

Hacienda Holiday Faire

December 2nd, 3rd & 4th
At the Hacienda de las Flores
2100 Donald Drive, Moraga

One of a kind, handmade gifts and gourmet foods. Over 45 local artisans.
Friday, Dec.2, 
Noon - 8:00 pm
Sat & Sun, Dec. 3 & 4, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Complimentary wine tasting with Captain Vineyards
6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, December 2
4:00 - 6:00 pm Saturday, December 3

Holiday Train Show

Will's Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum holiday open house:
December 10 & 11, 10am - 4pm
645B Loring Avenue, Crockett.

Come & enjoy seeing modern-day and vintage toy trains in operation. Fun for the whole family!

See the link below for a youtube video about the CTTOM:

KPFA Crafts Fair

KPFA CRANEWAY CRAFTS FAIR is Dec. 17 & 18 (10-5). There will be 200 vender booths, free parking and a free shuttle from the Richmond BART station. Entrance fee to benefit KPFA is $12 (ages 18-64), $8 (seniors & disabled) and youths are free. Food and lots of good music are available.
To drive, take 580 toward the Richmond San Rafael Bridge and take the Harbour Way South off-ramp. Take the next two right turns and drive toward the bay. The Craneway and lots of free parking are next to the Rosie the Riveter State Park. The address is 1414 Harbour Way South. For more info, see

For Sale 

Ashford 32 inch Table Loom 

Ashford 32 inch folding Table Loom with with Treadle Stand - $750
4 harness
with Ashford stand Treadle Kit
4 treadle

This loom and stand are in perfect condition - barely used. Together, the retail price is $1,432. Looking for a new home.

Local Workshops

Windrush Farm
Marin County Grown

Mimi Luebbermann of Windrush Farm has been raising sheep just outside Petaluma. The farm is also a site for classes, farm tours, and other events. A Holiday Art Fair will be Sunday, November 27th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. For details see the link below. 

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