Des Moines Weavers & Spinners Guild

Spreading the joy of fiber arts in the community.

There are so many great things happening at the guild this summer! Volunteer for or find us at one of these events:

To volunteer and participate in any of these events, please go to our Volunteer page.

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 Fiberpalooza

2021 Fall Iowa Federation Winning Entries

Currently on display in the South Trophy case at Franklin Jr. High.  Articles in the case are available for purchase,  Email if you are interested.