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October 2014

October 2014

Diablo Weaving Guild meets in Walnut Creek, usually on the third or fourth Friday of the month from September through June.
New members and guests are welcome. 

In September, December and June we meet at a member's home. Other meetings are held at the Thurman Casey Library in Walnut Creek.
Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Meeting: Friday, October 24, 2014

10:00 AM at the Thurman Casey Library

Presentation by by Jannie Taylor on Lace Weaving

Jannie has taught many workshops and is an instructor for AVL Looms:

Snack for the meeting: Lillian and Carol G.

After the meeting on Friday afternoon those attending the lace weaving workshop will be going to Joan's Clubhouse in Walnut Creek for a Friday afternoon and all day Saturday workshop on lace weaving. This will be a round-robin workshop. For lunch during the workshop on Friday and Saturday we are planning on having salad basics--lettuce, greens, and doing pot-luck additions. A refrigerator is available at the clubhouse.

If you would like to bring your loom and equipment to the clubhouse the day before the workshop, Joan will have the key and be at the clubhouse from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Thursday.  This should make setup easier and save time on Friday, especially if your loom is not easily portable. See the message from Jannie about extra equipment and yarn needed.

Those attending the workshop should have received instructions about what to bring and how to prepare their loom for the round-robin workshop. If you have questions, please contact our Program Chair, Mary-Helen.

Upcoming meetings: look ahead to save supplies for January
November 21:
        Show and tell "Lace weaves" covered in Jannie Taylor October workshop: 
Huck, Bronson, Swedish laces and canvas weaves

Participants are asked to bring your Workshop notebook, and any additional samples completed on your warp at home (don't give them away yet, no matter how lovely they look! and we can all learn from your glitches!)

All guild members are encouraged to bring your lace weaves to show, compare, contrast: there is so much to learn!
        What are you weaving for the holidays

             Members are encouraged to bring drafts, design ideas, completed projects;
             Do you have a simple design motif you can share or demonstrate?

December 19:
                       Our annual pot-luck luncheon and gift exchange at Vilija's.
January: Mad Weave
           Start saving old holiday cards and other paper to reuse and create new cards                       during a Mad Weave mini-workshop in January.
More program details on the Programs Page:

CNCH 2015:
Registration Opens November 1, 2014:

Information from Joan about CNCH 2015, April 9 - 12 at the Asilomar Conference Center

Registration for CNCH 2015 opens on Nov 1 around 9 am.  Information about classes is available on and then go to the left sidebar to CNCH 2015,  All teachers, dates, activities are listed.

This is an exciting conference as it is at Asilomar that many of us love and the classes are for 2 1/2 days.
There is a beginning weaving class as well as more advanced.  There are a number of spinning classes and then there are other things that may be of interest.  Asilomar was designed by Julia Morgan (the designer of Hearst Castle). 

You will need to make a separate reservation with Asilomar with a special code provided on Regonline.  The cost of staying there is for room and board.  The food is very good and it is nice to all eat together. Rooms are most comfortable with two to a room. The rooms are very nice and some have fireplaces. They have made some improvements both to rooms, pathways and other facilities.
The number of attendees are limited due to classroom size restrictions so register early.
CNCH2015 Grant/Scholarship
CNCH offers 5 grants for the full early bird registration, one for each of our five areas in our conference.  The grant is not need based but you need to complete an application listed under forms at  The application needs to be sent in by Nov 1.  It can be completed online, faxed or mailed according to the instructions.  It is judged by three people on the Advisory Council and is an anonymous judging.  You must register for the class you want on Nov 1 or later.  We cannot hold a space in a class as RegOnline does not allow this.  We will let the recipients know by Nov 15 after checking membership and registration and then they will be sent a check for full registration.  Consider it as it is worth $300.

Local Events
Aiko will have her tapestries showing in San Francisco.

201 California Street
Lobby at Front Street, San Francisco
November 3, 2014 - January 3, 2015

Sales and info WilliamTorphy Fine Arts

The lobby gallery is open 7 AM-7 PM Monday- Friday.
By appointment in the evening and weekend. (Please contact William by email to arrange being greeted by a security person during the evening and weekend.)
Aiko Kobayashi Gray
Attachments a

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education:
Registration is still open for a variety of interesting weaving and fiber arts classes:

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