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September 2015

September 2015

Out next meeting will be September 18, 2015
 10:00 am at Carol C.'s home

In October we will be meeting at our regular location at the library.

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).
Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Dues for the year 2015 - ’16 are $30 per person, or $40 for a family.

September 18, 2015 Meeting and Stash Sale, Show and Tell

Our first meeting of the year will be at Carol Causey's home in Walnut Creek. This will be our annual stash sale of fiber related items, along with sharing tales of summer projects and adventures. We will also talk about coming programs for 2015-2016. 

The October meeting will be a the library on the third Friday of the month, October 16.

The program will be a video on weaving with supplementary warps.

Two Workshop opportunities with Mother Load Weavers and Spinners:

These two workshops were opened to the MLW&S Guild on September 8, but there are still spaces available. 

Check with Carol C. for more information.

Jennifer Moore Workshop

Warp Color Blending and Space-dyed Warp Shifting 

November 18, 2015 

One of the most striking features of Jennifer Moore’s weaving is her use of subtle and bold color gradations. In this workshop Jennifer will teach two different methods that she uses to achieve these effects in her work. In the first method a range of solid colored yarns are mixed together optically by alternating them end-on-end in both the warp and the weft and juxtaposing the gradated yarns against a solid background color. In the second method yarns that have been space-dyed in the skein are organized in the process of winding the warp to achieve a smooth gradation throughout the warp. Jennifer will teach both how to design warps and how to wind them to achieve spectacular effects.

Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Location: Weaving Studio in Columbia

Level: all

Class Fee: $54 CNCH Guild members/$79/Non Members

Enrollment: Maximum - 10 students, Registration for this workshop will be held at the September 8, 2015, Guild meeting. 

Material fee – none, if all materials and equipment are provided

Materials required – Perle cotton, preferably 3/2 or 5/2 in as wide a range of colors as possible

         and two cones of a solid neutral color; at least one skein of a space-dyed yarn in any fiber, pre-wound into balls

Equipment needed – At least one warping board or warping reel, scissors, scrap yarn for ties, cone holder if available 

Doubleweave: Beyond the Basics By Jennifer Moore

November 16 & 17 (Mon & Tue)

In this round robin workshop, participants will explore what can be done with multiple layers of cloth on both a 4- and 8-shaft loom.

 We will weave samples and study the theory behind a variety of structures, including the following: 4-Shaft– 4-Color Sampler, 4-Color Block Rotation, Double-block Layer Exchange, Tubular Log Cabin, Overshot-Patterned Doubleweave 8-Shaft- 4- Layer Weaves, Folded Twill Cloth, Decorative Stitching, Checkerboard, Windows, Two Double-blocks, Twill Pick-up, Block Pickup.


For more information on Jennifer Moore, please visit her web site at:

The Guild’s studio has five floor looms available, first come first reserved. 

Day/Time: November 16 & 17 (Mon & Tue)

Location: Weaving Studio

Level: intermediate students will use a 4-shaft table or floor loom, pre-warped according to instructions.

Class Fee: $125 deposit/CNCH Guild Members,$150/Non Members

Lab Fee: $10

Enrollment: Maximum - 8 students. 

Questions: Contact Christine Hall by e-mail, 

NOTE: The MLW&S Guild by-laws state that all workshops must be cost covering. Several Guilds are sharing in the costs for air & ground transportation for Jennifer More to travel to California, and final travel costs have not been determined at this time. A minimal additional fee may be required to cover costs for transportation. 

Local Events

Fiber Arts Trunk Show

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery will be hosting the 2nd Annual Nevada County Fiber Arts Trunk Show on Sunday, September 13 from 10AM until 3PM.  Artists from Nevada County will be displaying their beautiful homegrown and handmade items, with a demonstration at 10:30 by Eileen Lee, who will be talking about working with different plant fibers.  Eileen will be spinning fibers from various plants into yarn that can be used in knitting, crocheting or weaving.  You will be able to see the differences in the fibers at each stage - from plant to yarn.  To add to the fun, there will also be a couple of food vendors and live music by the Buffalo Gals, who will be playing their brand of old-time country and swing beginning at 12:00.

More information will be available at our website and Facebook pages soon:


Berkeley Horticultural Nursery

1310 McGee Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94703

Reba's quilting guild is having a show in September: 


Reba is chair of this great event. The quilt pictured is their "Opportunity Quilt" for this year. Featured artists will be Alleyn Renli Ecob and Jean Renli Jurgenson.

Tice Valley Community Gym
2055 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek
Sat. 10-5,  Sun. 10-4

Admission is $10 - good for both days.

You can register online to avoid standing in line:  Enter promotional code: 222

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Programs for 2015-2016 are now being planned. Details and meeting dates will be posted soon.

November 2015 will be a presentation by Daryl Lancaster on November 13.
Details will be posted as it comes closer to the meeting date. See Daryl's web site for more information.

Beautiful Fireside loom for sale

For Sale: 48 inch 12 harness walnut Fireside loom 
$3,500 includes bench, reeds, shuttles, bobbins, replacement parts and other assorted items. 
Lovingly cared for, pristine condition.

Contact Joey Jordan in Rough and Ready, CA  (530) 210-1748

Weaving items available: rigid heddle loom and small older loom to restore, warping board and hand cards:

A message from Ann Galvez, please contact her if you are interested in any of the items.

My Dad was a weaver when he was alive and among his things I have found these items I would like to donate if they are use-able to you or someone you know.

One is a rigid heddle tabletop loom, I don't know the brand. Possibly made by my Dad as he was a wood-worker too. Another item is a Lily Mills tabletop loom, but it has some of the metal parts removed for cleaning. I believe all the parts are there in the box, however. There is one other item that is basically a square frame with short upright dowels attached. I believe my Dad made this and it was to help with winding up thread or yarn? 

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Although heddles are rusted and would need to be replaced, this is often considered a collectible, vintage loom.

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