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September 2019

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. We do not meet in July and August.

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

See the links below or the side menu bar, upper left, for meeting dates and topics.
Programs 2018-2019 with 2019-2020 to be added throughout the year.

Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

Membership:
Dues for the 2019-20 year, September - June, are $30 per person; $40 per family. If joining half way through the year, dues are $15.

We are encouraging everyone to bring their own mug or cup for hot tea or coffee. The guild provides tea and instant coffee, plates and napkins. We will have some drink cups available as well.



Our next meeting will be September 20, 2019
the third Friday in September


September will be our traditional sharing of summer news and projects, as well as our annual sale and swap of fiber related items, with a small donation to the guild for something you sell.

The meeting will be starting at 10:00 at Carol C.'s home in Walnut Creek. 

At our September meeting we will also have updates about a new project for the year: 

DIABLO’S 2020 PICNIC PROJECT

After a number of yeas of a somewhat lax approach to our annual “Picnic Project”, our Program committee this year has come up with an idea that will give members all year to work on. Time to get back to a solid project we hope everyone will have fun with.


AND, the basics you will work with are ready for distribution at the September “Swap “N Sell” meeting. What we have are 12 different colors of 5/2 [easy to weave] perle cotton from Valley Yarns. Everyone will pick three, different color, 2oz. skeins - in blind picks! Then you get to figure out how to “Make It Work”.


Each skein has approximately 240 yards, so the three colors you get are a “start” You can add whatever you like, and weave whatever you like, in any structure you want. But you must use all three colors, and not just one thread of each! So if you get orange, pink and lime green - you need to figure out a way to “Make It Work”


Come to our very casual September meeting and get started on your fun project.




Looking ahead:

October 25, the fourth Friday of the month, we will meet at the library, with a presentation by Chico Flax.

https://chicoflax.com/

Do you have items to add to our website? Local events, news, things for sale? Please let me know, we can do updates at any time. 

carol.gray@gmail.com



Local Events



One day exhibition and sale of handwoven textiles from the Jolom Mayaetik Maya weavers' cooperative

Sunday, September 15, 10 am to 5 pm
2355 Virginia Street between Arch & Scenic,  Berkeley 
                         
From Chiapas and the Maya weavers’ cooperative Jolom Mayaetik, backstrap loom handwoven 100% cotton huipiles, tapestries in a range of sizes, shawls, scarves, pillows, table runners, tea towels, tablecloths, cotton and wool bags and purses, including tiny vegetable-dyed wool coin purses from Chamula and traditional men’s jute net bags.
   All proceeds go to the Jolom Mayaetik weavers’ cooperative 
 Informationcharlene@woodynet.net, 510-843-8724
                                                                             


EL CERRITO CITY HALL GALLERY SPACE
 Apron Stories by Sandy Drobny
former El Cerrito Creative ReUse Artist in Residence
 September 10 through September 27, 2019 

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, September 14,
 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
El Cerrito City Hall Gallery Space 2nd floor
 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrit0


Ruth Bancroft Gardens Art in the Yard 2019

Saturday, September 21, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  


Art in the Yard 2019

Explore the work of dozens of local artists at this amazing art and craft fair. Featuring ceramics, jewelry, woven art, photography, painting, cards, glass, wood, soaps and more! Enjoy live music, noshes, wine and fun. The artist’s booths will be displayed both throughout the Garden and on our new Plaza.

Admission to the Garden is FREE during Art in the Yard, thanks to The Andreason Group at Morgan Stanley

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