Des Moines Weavers and Spinners Guild

4801 Franklin Ave.  Room 1165

Des Moines Iowa 50310

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. 

 Showing the items created for the 2022 Guild Challenge, based off a Picasso picture.

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 out reach classes with various organizations as well as classes for the community. We participate in weaving and spinning  demonstrations at various events thru out the Des Moines area especially the Iowa State Fair in August each year. We have hosted the Bi-Annual Iowa Federation meeting and will be hosting  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.