2024 Fiberfest


The Des Moines Weavers and Spinners Guild hosts Fiberfest each April in Des Moines, IA.  Come enjoy classes, check out vendors with their weaving and spinning wares, see some Angora bunnies, or come for the camaraderie by meeting up with other fellow guild members and other fiber enthusiasts.

Date:  Saturday, April 27, 2024 

Time:  9am - 4pm 

Location:  Franklin Event Center 

4801 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA

Entry fee:  $5, free for class registrants

Check out the 2024 Fiberfest activities & vendors below.

2024 Fiberfest Classes

The Des Moines Weavers & Spinners Guild is offering the following classes at the 2024 Fiberfest:

The guild is excited to welcome special guest Minneapolis-based Chiaki O'Brien who will be teaching the "SAORI Weaving" class at Fiberfest!  Come back on Sunday, April 28 for her class "Kaleidoscope Technique using Bengala Mud Dyes". Learn more about Chiaki here.  

Learn more about all the Fiberfest classes and how to register by exploring our Events Page via this link:

Fleece-to-Scarf Competiton

Fleece to Scarf Showdown

Calling all teams!!!

Line up and sign up your team of up to five members - spinners and weavers - for our first annual fleece-to-scarf competition.  

$20/team to enter.  Competition will take place at the Fiberfest on April 27, 2024.

Don't have a team yet?  Click the registration form below to sign up as an individual & we'll place you on a team.

<<<<<<<<<< Explore the Rules HERE (Click the box in the upper right corner to view in full screen.)

2024 Fiberfest Vendors

Alpaca Fiber Arts LLC ~ www.facebook.com/AlpacaFiberArts

AriBo Arts ~ www.facebook.com/AriBoArts

Bird and Boxer Pottery ~ www.facebook.com/BirdandBoxerPottery

Cat Prints Photography ~ www.catprintsphotography.com

Comma Chameleon Yarn Co ~ www.facebook.com/commachameleonyarnco 

Dreams in Fiber ~ www.facebook.com/dreamsinfiber

Fancy Kitty ~ www.fancy-kitty.com

Fiber Curio and Sundries ~ www.facebook.com/fibercurioandsundries 

Guilford/Gauge ~ www.guilfordgauge.com

High Street Fiber ~ www.highstreetfiberco.com

Homespun Family ~ www.facebook.com/homespunfamily

HoneyGold Acres ~ www.facebook.com/HoneyGoldAcres

J & J Crafts ~ www.facebook.com/JJCrafts

KnOtter’s Den ~ www.facebook.com/KnOttersDen

Lamb Lane Farm

Leaf Livestock Wool Co. ~ www.facebook.com/leaflivestock

Lone Star Loom Room ~ www.lonestarloomroom.com

Melissa’s Yarn Barn ~ www.etsy.com/shop/Melissasyarnbarn

Mystery’s Meadows Artisan Fiber Mill ~ www.mysterysmeadowiowa.com

Plaid Perch Farm ~ www.plaidperch.com

Plum Creek Fiber ~ www.facebook.com/kimberlyspecht

Purple Pincushion ~ www.purplepincushion.shop

Rabbit Patch Studio  ~  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057237829116

Regina Riley & Sandy Michalik

Scenery Changes ~ www.facebook.com/scenerychanges

Shelby Strings ~ www.shelbystrings.com

Skunk River Creations ~ www.facebook.com/skunkrivercreations

St. Joseph’s Workshop

Twine Craft Goods ~ instagram @twinecraftgoods

Wired & Woven ~ wiredandwoven.square.site

Event vendors are juried.  If you are interested in becoming an on-site vendor, please contact Shari Janssen at stjanssen@minburncomm.net.  Provide her with your business name and your products & services you would like to sell.   

2024 Fiberfest Food Trucks

Sticky Fingers will be available for breakfast and lunch.