Des Moines Weavers and Spinners Guild

The Des Moines Weavers and Spinners Guild was formed in 1945 to stimulate an interest in the arts and crafts of hand weaving, spinning and various other fiber arts. The guild would like to promote education and skills of the membership to the general public. We welcome all levels of talent and experience. Any person interested in weaving, spinning and fiber arts is welcome to become a member.


Showing the items created for the 2022 Guild Challenge, based off a Picasso picture.

What we do

The Des Moines Guild begins the meetings/presentations in September, however we are active all year long. We start the season creating hats, scaves and mittens and donating to those in need. We also conduct out reach classes with various organizations as well as classes for the community. We participate in weaving and spinning demonstrations at various events thru out the Des Moines area especially the Iowa State Fair in August each year. We have hosted the Bi-Annual Iowa Federation meeting and will be hosting in 2023 the Midwest Weavers Conference.

2021 Iowa State Fair

Demonstrating at the Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge

2021 Fiberpalooza

2021 Fall Iowa Federation Winning Entries