APRIL 19 - 22, 2023  9AM TO 6PM       $620*

We are excited to announce we will be hosting two Navajo Master Weavers, Jennie Slick and Gloria Begay, along with Mary Walker, owner of Weaving in Beauty, for Navajo Style Weaving Boot Camp in Des Moines, Iowa.  Participants need not have any prior experience in Navajo style weaving, but have an intense interest in learning this beautiful form of tapestry weaving.  

Classes will meet daily from 9 am to 6 pm in Room 1165 of Franklin Jr. High Events Center, 4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA.  Looms and tools will be provided in class for use during Boot Camp.  They will be available for purchase after the class is completed.  Participants will need to provide their own yarn, or purchase yarn from Mary in class.  Recommended:  Burnham's Trading Post Yarn in Worsted weight (can be ordered from or Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride in worsted weight.  Bring at least 3 colors, or more if you have a design in mind that will use more than 3 colors.

Participants will design and weave their own Navajo type tapestry during class, with help from Master Weavers Jennie Slick and Gloria Begay.  What you can expect to learn:

The Basics: 

Loom warping

Basic weaving

Basic joins



Advanced topics available: 

Side selvage cord use

Designing for weavability

Computer-based design options

Combining joins 

Twill techniques

Wedge weave

Raised outline

To Register:  Complete a Class Registration form (under the Events tab), and pay by check or Paypal.

FIBERFEST 2023   APRIL 29  9 - 4

Classes, Vendors, and Demonstrations

To see our classes, click on the dropdown of the Events tab and go to Fiberfest 2023.

Examples of what our vendors will have to offer

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Midwest Weavers Conference ~ Confluence of Threads

June 12 -17th 2023 in Des Moines, Iowa