Welcome to our class offering page.  We would love to have you join us.  All classes are held at the Franklin Event Center (formerly Franklin Jr. High), 4801 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA, unless otherwise noted.  Classrooms will be provided via e-mail to registrants.

Click Here to View Past 2023-2024 Guild Classes

Thank you to all the instructors and students for making our 2023-2024 Guild classes a huge success!  

The 2024 Fall Semester Class List will be published around August 1st. 

Click Here to View Past 2023-2024 Guild Classes

Past 2023-2024 Guild Year Classes:

Beginning Rigid Heddle Sept. 17 & 24, 2023

Rag Rug Weaving Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2023

Overshot Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom Oct 7, 2023

Beginning Weaving on a 4-Shaft Loom Oct 10, 12, 17. & 19, 2023

Beginning Card Weaving Oct 15, 2023

Beginning Spinning on a Wheel Oct 28-29, 2023 

Weekend Weaving Workshop Nov 11, 12, 14, 2023

Beginning Tapestry Nov 18, 2023

Beginning Band Weaving Nov 18, 2023

Beginning Drop Spindle Nov 18, 2023

Weave-a-Scarf Workshop Dec 2, 2023

Intermediate Rigid Heddle Dec 10, 2023

Color as a Communication Tool with Chris Acton Jan 13, 2024

Texture in Tapestry                                                                                   Jan 21, 2024

Overshot Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom Jan 27, 2004

Kumihimo Feb 4,  2024

Weave and Sew a Tote Feb 6, 2024

Weekend Spinning Workshop Feb 10, 11 2024

Beginning Rag Weaving on a 4-Shaft Loom.                             Mar 2, 2024

Working with Rags                                                                                     Mar 3, 2024

Repurpose and Create: Making Cordage                                      Mar 10, 2024

SAORI Weaving with Chiaki O'Brien Apr 27, 2024

Beginning Rigid Heddle Apr 27, 2024

Beginning Card Weaving Apr 27, 2024

Beginning Drop Spindle Apr 27, 2024

Learning to USe a Pin Loom Make-and-Take Apr 27, 2024

Bengala Mud Dyeing with Chiaki O'Brien Apr 28, 2024

Acid Dye Workshop 

Bring your own wool/yarn, plus we'll be dyeing wool for the Iowa State Fair Spinning demonstrations.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Class Details

Saturday, May 18th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Free to members.  Bring a friend.

No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the workshop.

Learn how to dye roving and yarn with acid dyes!  We will be dying the roving to be used for the Iowa State Fair sheep barn spinning demonstrations.  It will be a great way to be involved with one of the longest and most loved Guild traditions!  You are welcome to bring some of your own yarn and/or roving to dye as well.

Hope to see you all there!