Programs

Meetings begin at 10:00 am,
usually on the third Friday of the month via Zoom.

January 21, 2022

Deborah Silver will present a Zoom lecture explaining the split-shed weaving process, a technique that allows weavers to break out of blocks and create complex curves and color-blending using only 4 shafts.

Deborah will explain how to form a split shed on different loom types, read a split-shed draft, and make a cloth cartoon that stays flat and won’t wrinkle when you beat. She will show examples of the myriad split-shed weave structures that can be created using only 4 shafts. Deborah will also talk about her artwork and creative process.

See her website at:
https://www.deborahsilverstudio.com/

February 18, 2022

Carol James will be giving us a presentation on Sprang. See her website for information about this ancient technique and the many ways sprang can be used.
https://www.spranglady.com/

Looking ahead:

Saturday April 9, 2022 at noon

Diablo Weavers Study Group will meet at Maureen’s, continuing our exploration of four color echo weave. See the Study Group page for details.
Study Group

April 22, 2022

Our April program will be a ZOOM presentation from Liz Moncrief on “Weaving Loom Compendium”.  http://www.aweaversway.com
The program will be two hours, so most likely no business or show and tell that month. Unless there will be something important about conference the following month. Note that this is the 4th Friday of the month.

Previous Meetings:

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at noon

We will have our quarterly Study Group meeting at Maureen’s home. See the Study Group page for further details. https://diabloweavers.org/study-group/

Friday, December 17, 2021 11:00 on..

Our December meeting, a gathering in person and also via zoom, will be at Carol Gray’s in Lafayette on December 17, starting at 11:00 am. We will have our annual gift exchange for those who would like to participate, and an exchange of cookies or similar individual snack items rather than our usual potluck luncheon. Feel free to bring your own snack if you prefer. Drinks will be provided.

All members who have been vaccinated are welcome. For those not yet comfortable meeting in person or far away, we will be setting up a zoom session. Although we have quite a bit of parking space, car pooling is encouraged.

Bring a project you are working on and anything you would like to share. For those on Zoom, we can use “share screen” to see a photo of your work. At least we will give it a try!

Would you like to share this year’s projects on our website? If so, send an image file to carol.gray@gmail.com and include information about your project. Feel free to include sharing from September, where we didn’t take photos, or from our weaving study group. Please indicate if you want your name included or not.

It will be fun to see each other after a long time apart! If you need directions please contact me, carol.gray@gmail.com. Use this same email to send photos for our website gallery for this month.

Friday, November 19, 2021 10:00 – noon
A presentation by Robyn Spady

Our meeting will begin with Robyn’s presentation, followed by the business meeting and sharing. If you can’t make the November meeting, Robyn is allowing recording of her presentation and sharing as view only by current members of the guild.

Weaving TnT:  Dynamite Tips ‘n Techniques for Every Weaver

Would you like to learn a great method for repairing a broken warp end, tracking your treadling while you weave, making your own repair heddles, or just make weaving easier and more pleasurable?  This gizmo-and-gadget centric presentation looks and feels like an interactive show-and-tell and will introduce over 36 offbeat tools, techniques, or tricks to assist weavers in all phases of weaving.

See Robyn’s website at: https://www.spadystudios.co

Friday, October 15, 2021 10:00 am – noon

Deborah Corsini – Wedge Weave / Eccentric Weave

Bold graphic line, zigzag stripes and scalloped selvedges are striking characteristics of wedge weave. Instead of weaving perpendicular to the warp, as is usual for tapestry, wedge weave is an eccentric weaving technique where the wefts are woven at an angle to the warp. In this presentation, Deborah will look at the brief history of Navajo wedge weave, her own development and exploration of the technique as well as images from the current renaissance by many contemporary weavers.

Deborah Corsini has pursued a lifelong passion for weaving. Known for her wedge weave tapestries, her work is exhibited internationally and is included in U.S. Embassies and in private and corporate collections. She teaches workshops in wedge weave and is an advocate of contemporary fiber art. She  is offering a wedge weave workshop at the Conference of Northern California Handweavers in 2022.

See her work at: http://deborahcorsini.com

Saturday, October 2, 2021: Study Group 12:00 -2:00 pm

The study group will meet at noon at Marueen’s home. Please let her know if you would like to join the group. Our current topic is “Fancy Twills”. We are meeting on a Saturday so that members who work during the week will be able to join us.
For more information see Diablo Weavers Study Group.

Friday, September 17, 2021 – 10:00 am – noon

For our September meeting we will meet at Carol C.’s home in Walnut Creek, outside on her patio. Bring stories of your summer activities and projects. We will also have our annual “stash sale and exchange” of weaving related items and more. If you are selling something, please donate a percentage of the sale to the guild to help support our programs. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

If you have not been vaccinated, plan on wearing a mask and distancing or stay at home. If you are vaccinated use a mask indoors.

Who ever said “less is more” never had dessert, and certainly, was never a weaver