Des Moines Weavers & Spinners Guild
Spreading the joy of fiber arts in the community.
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.
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, scarves and mittens and donating to those in need. We also conduct outreach classes with various organizations as well as classes for the community. We participate in weaving and spinning demonstrations at various events throughout the Des Moines area especially the Iowa State Fair in August each year. You may have also spotted us at Blank Park Zoo or the Beaverdale Farmer's Market. We have hosted the Bi-Annual Iowa Federation meeting and recently hosted the Midwest Weavers Conference in June 2023.
2021 Iowa State Fair
Demonstrating at the Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge
2021 Fall Iowa Federation Winning Entries