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October 2013

October Meeting: Friday, October 25
10:00 am at the Thurman Casey library

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

Purses and Bags from your Handwoven fabrics

Presented by Vilija and Pam; be sure to bring your handwoven fabric, ideas and questions. Presentation will involve sharing ideas, materials lists, problem solving, embellishment suggestions, etc. Sewing the purse or bag will be homework!

Snack for October's meeting: Wendy Kraft and Sharon Gardner

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

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. 

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.

Branch Out with Fibers - CNCH 2014
A Fiber Artisans' Conference
April 25-27, 2014 at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center

On-line registration for CNCH 2014 opens on Friday, November 1 at 9:00 AM

Scholarship applications are also due on November 1
Five scholarships for the 2013 conference are available, one in each area of CNCH. The scholarship is for 12 hour registration to the conference and is not need based. Application forms are available on the CNCH web site.

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:

WE CARE event in El Cerrito, Nov. 3, 2013
for details see the link below:

Aiko will be there with her tapistries

 Please join us for our annual Fundraiser for Global education aiding Women and 
Children living in disadvantaged communities around world to make sure they 
receive education and resources needed to lead better lives.

We are Supporting the FUKUSHIMA CHILDREN since 2011!

Please check our website: 

We love to see you all at the event on Sunday,11/03/2013 at 12:00 NOON.
9951 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito CA 94530

Sebastopol Center for the Arts & Surface Design Association

International Juried Fiber Art Exhibition

Fiber Arts
Kathleen Loomis- Crazed 16: Suburban Dream

DearDiablo Weavers,
The Sebastopol Center for the Arts & The Surface Design Association  are proud to announce FIBER ART VI, —one of the largest international juried fiber art exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area—running October 24 through November 30, 2013.
This is an AMAZING show and is being presented in our newly renovated, state of the art gallery, located 45 minutes from San Francisco, in the heart of the world famous wine country in Sebastopol CA. During the show, The Sebastopol Center for the Arts, is celebrating its 25th year, and this show is one of the showcases for our celebrations.
As part of this new venture, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts has joined with the Surface Design Association and is featuring artists from all over the world in this unique celebration of fiber arts. 
I would like to invite you personally to this amazing show and I hope you will join us for our opening reception this Thursday,  October 24, 6-8 pm (Opening Remarks & Awards will begin promptly at 6pm and reception to follow)MAP HERE.
A special thanks to our jurors Susan Taber Avila  & Joan Schulze and the hard work of show coordinators Bill Yoes and Joy Stocksdale.
Please share and forward this invitation with artist friends or associations. We are raising the bar of fiber art in our community and we look forward to sharing this ground breaking show.
Best regards,
Catherine Devriese
Visual Arts Program Manager
707 829 4797

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles:

Artist Teri Rofkar 
Tlingit Weaving Demonstration with Teri Rofkar
Friday, October 25, 2013  | 2:15-4pm

Join Alaskan native artist Teri Rofkar at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles to experience the ancient  art of Tlingit weaving, a form of traditional native weaving that predates the pyramids of Egypt by over 6,000 years. Tlingit baskets and robes are a reflection of the rugged coastline of glaciers and towering mountain peaks that skirt Southeast Alaska. Using all your senses, explore the very tops of the mountains, and the deepest forest floor during an afternoon open artist studio and demonstration. 
"Decades of weaving have opened my eyes to the pure science that is embedded in Tlingit Art...[bringing] knowledge of ten thousand years of research to life."
You can hear more about Teri's practice during her Wednesday (Oct. 23) morning keynote at San Jose Stage for the Alliance for the Alliance of Artist Communities (AAC). Time: 9-10:15am. Held at San Jose Stage, 490 South First Street in downtown San Jose (map). Happening as part of the 2013 Alliance of Artists Communities' Conference, October 23-25. For more information see: 


November 6, 2013 - January 19, 2014
Fiberart International

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is pleased to present the 21st triennial juried exhibition, Fiberart International 2013, the foremost exhibit for textile artists worldwide. This is the West Coast premiere of this prestigious exhibition. Sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, this internationally renowned exhibition is considered the premier platform and benchmark for thelatest movements and innovations in the ever-evolvingfield of fiber art. Pushing the boundaries of fiber art, the exhibit

showcases works that are both conceptually groundbreaking and visually stunning. The show features 40 works from a diverse group of 37 national and international artists, both acclaimed and emerging, and explores a wide spectrum of textile practices.

BABE! 2013
Bay Area Bead Extravaganza
Saturday, Nov. 16th 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, Nov. 17th 10 am - 5 pm

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway (10th and Broadway)
Oakland CA 94607

For Sale:
The Waldorf School of the Peninsula High School in Mountain View is interested in selling the looms and other items listed below.  The buyers would be responsible for moving them from storage in Sunnyvale.  (In other words, you would have to bring two strong people and a truck or van.)  At this point, we are considering bids, but may set minimum prices. Please contact Dotty Calabrese at if you may be interested in any of the looms, tools, benches, etc. listed below.  If there is enough response, we may be able to arrange a day for viewing them.
Floor Looms for sale in good working condition:
1.     40” or 42” Gilmore 6-shaft
2.    45” Nilus Leclerc 4-shaft
3.    36” Nilus Leclerc 4-shaft
4.    40” or 42” Loomcraft 4-shaft
5.    40” or 42” Loomcraft 6-shaft
Table Looms for sale in good working condition:
1.     25” Schacht – 8-shaft
Floor Looms needing minimal work
1.     40” Harrisville 4-shaft
2.    Handmade pine very old 24” counterbalance
3.    24” LeClerc Dorthey 4-shaft table converted to floor loom
Table Looms needing minimal work
1.     20.5”  LeClerc 4-shaft
2.    20.5”  LeClerc 4-shaft
3.    20.5”  LeClerc 4-shaft
Eight different loom benches are available.
Various shuttles, yarns, and books.

54" Glimakra Standard Contramarche Loom for Sale, $3000

10 harness loom
Includes counterbalance conversion parts
Also includes: Texsolv heddles & tie-up, warping board that attaches to back of loom frame, bench, rubber mallet for set-up/knock-down of loom(loom assembles with a set of wooden wedges/slots and is easily assembled by two adults), and instruction manual
Condition: used  "excellent condition, light use" "I have used for weaving fine fabrics and for heavy rugs, and the tension is even and reliable for both, and the wide shed makes both hand-manipulated or fast-shuttle weaves a pleasure to weave."
Shipping: pick-up or by freight only from San Francisco East Bay Area

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