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September 2013

Diablo Weavers

September 2013

September Meeting: Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:00 am at Lillian's home.

We will have our annual sharing of summer activities and stash sale/exchange. Bring projects you have been working on to share, stories of summer travel and events you attended.

Extra stash? Bring things to sell with part of the selling price going to a small donation to the guild.

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.
    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.

For Sale:

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

Contact Alane:

Allen counterbalance loom

It is a solid maple four shaft, counterbalance floor loom made by Allen, a company located in the North West but now out of business.  Beautiful condition and lightly used, this loom has six treadles. It is equipped with polyester heddles but also comes with the original metal heddles. There are three reeds, bobbin winder, swift, and shuttles as well as possible other extras. Asking price is $400.00.

If interested, owner MaryAnne can be reached at 925-300-6659

Local Events:

Diablo Valley Quilters - 2013 Quilt Show
September 14 and 15
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Tice Valley Community Gym
2055 Tice Valley Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA

Admission $10 Good for both days

New and Exciting Vendors

Free Demonstrations

Raffle Baskets

Food Vendor on Site

Quilt Appraiser on Site
(call for Appt. 925-286-3854)

Opportunity Quilt
Ticket Sales

The Sound of Weaving at Ohzu, May 15 - September 10

Exhibit and talk in Krober Hall on the UC Campus, in the same building as the Hearst Museum.

Details regarding the speaker are found on the Berkeley Events Calendar:

The ancient arts of weaving and dyeing live on in the handwork of dedicated craftspeople such as Fukiko Katsuura. From a love of Japan’s textile arts came a dedication to mastering traditional weaving. From a life lived on and of the land, came experiments in coaxing color from plants gathered and grown. “The Sound of Weaving at Ohzu” features a selection of her work in silk, paper, and other fibers dyed and woven, work that at once exemplifies centuries-old technique and personal vision. A series of illustrative photographs of the creative process supplement the display.

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