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SCHEDULE FOR THIS YEAR:

2020

Tuesday, June 9th ~ Potluck at Noon -- Moved to Zoom
Members will get an email!

That's all for this season. Please check back in August for our new programs starting in September. And/Or email info@desmoinesweaversguild.org to learn of events that come up during the summer.

Join us, too, at events listed in the right-hand box.

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Previous Programs

2020

Tuesday, May 12th ~ Evening Meeting 6:30 - 9:00 pm, Meeting, Show and tell the
challenge end project ~ Program by Rebecca Howe on Shave Em, Save Em Rare
Breeds - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 25th:  9:00 - 4:00  Fiber Arts Celebration - need volunteers for various positions for this. Postponed [at least]  

Friday, April 24th:  5:00 - 8:00 Fiber Arts Celebration Preview - will need volunteers for various posts for this. Cancelled

Tuesday, April 14th 9:30-2 PM~ Meeting, Show & Tell ~ Garage Sale and finalize plans for Fiber Arts Celebration. Cancelled meeting, postponed Garage Sale.

Sunday, March 22th, 1-4 PM ~ Fiber day, bring your knitting, spinning wheel, rigid heddle. CANCELED
looms or whatever you are working on and work away with fiber minded people. Demonstration on double beam loom!

Tuesday, March 10 ~ Meeting, Show & Tell ~ Program from the HGA on Marian Powell's shadow weave. NEW!

Sunday, February 23, 1-5, Fiber Day:Twining. Program by Shari Janssen

Tuesday, February 11th ~ Meeting, Show & Tell ~ Program by Cherie Maxson, Library
Study (going thru our samples and what our library has to offer)

Tuesday, January 28, 9:30 - 3:00, Fiber Day: Missy Gilje will be talking about warping a multicolor yarn for planned pooling to mimic Ikat fox shape

Tuesday, January 14th ~ Meeting, Show & Tell ~ Program by Cherie Maxson on
Spinning Bast Fibers

2019

Sunday, December 15, 1-5, Fiber Day: Pam Poppe will be talking about warping random stripes at 2:00.

Tuesday, December 10th ~ Meeting, Show & Tell ~ Program by Sue Crawford on
Monks Belt

Sunday, November 24, 1-4, Fiber Day
Jane Swanson will show her magical coaster threading and weaving.

Saturday, November 16th ~ Meeting, Show & Tell ~ Program by Melissa from Oak
Creek Farm on Wool Judging. Bring your lunch and whatever you are working on for a
Fiber afternoon until ?

Tuesday, October 22nd ~ Fiber day, bring your knitting, spinning wheel, rigid heddle
looms or whatever you are working on and work away with fiber minded people.

Saturday, October 19th ~ Meeting, Show & Tell, potluck. Program by Barbara Bouley,
Basket Weaving, price $20. 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Tuesday, September 10th ~ Welcome Back ~ Introduction of new board members,
Show & Tell of Summer Fiber Works, Discuss the years challenge ~ Program by Maggie
Howe, planning your own Dye Garden

June 11 Spring picnic
Pam Poppe at 3950 Colfax Ave., Des Moines [TBD]
Bring a dish to share. Hostess will have drinks, dishes and cutlery. Bring program ideas for next year.

May 14 Regular Meeting at the Church. Bring lunch, wheels, knitting, weaving, conversation
Program Cancelled! Shari Janssen and Concrete Orbs
will be rescheduled.

April 9 Guild Garage Sale & Program TBD
Bring items from you stash or books and equipment you never use. Mark prices on your items. Bring cash to buy and make change.

March 26 Fiber (SPIN) Day
Get together for another day of spinning, knitting or weaving at the church
Bring a sack lunch and beverage.
9:30-2:30

March 12 Results of Sept Challenge: Bring your sample and notes of what you did and what you used. Log cabin draft + imagination!
Kathy Martin and the Wool Study Group will present results of their year long study.

Feb. 12 NOTICE: Meeting Cancelled!!

Jan. 8 Peru & Shetland Trips Report
& Samples by Cindy Griese.

for more see ...

A chapter of the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners

If you have an interest in:

Weaving, Spinning, Felting, Basketry, Papermaking, Knitting or Dyeing

Come Join US!

Effective 3/16/2020 the Guild is closed due to the current Coronavirus and the community spread.

We were organized in 1945 to provide exploration of weaving and spinning interests. We still enjoy the sharing, the experiences, and the chance to learn. We are a non-profit, 401 (c) 3 organization.

We offer so many Advantages:

  • Monthly meetings, the second Tuesday of each month except July and August
  • Programs to inform, entertain, and encourage all of us
  • Access to the Guild library of fiber books, periodicals, and sample kits
  • Equipment for weaving and spinning which may be borrowed by members
  • Workshops
  • Spinners Group takes part in Spin-ins and demonstrations
  • We are a distributer for Schacht.

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Other Events & Demonstrations

2020

Sunday, 28 June Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival
Cancelled!
Ames, IA

July23-30 2020 25th Convergence
Cancelled!
Knoxville, TN

Saturday, August 1 ???Watch this space!
Bison Days at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge

Learning Center
9 am - 2 pm

Sunday, August 16
Iowa State Fair

Spin & Knit Demonstrations in the Sheep Barn
10 am - 3 pm

Labor Day, Monday, September 7, Des Moines Mini Maker Faire
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Science Center of Iowa.

October 22-25 Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners Fall Meeting
and Workshop , with Kathrin Webber
Des Moines Spinners and Weavers Guild
Franklin Jr High, Des Moines, IA

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[Contact us to schedule a demonstration at your event]

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Online Learning Resources

Handweavers Guild of America
     Programs include
.Certificate of Excellence
.Video, Kit and Slide rentals.

.Online Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
     This web site is affiliated with the UK Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.  It has discussions, a virtual library and on line programs for members from a world wide community. 

American Tapestry Alliance
     A tapestry instruction program for intermediate tapestry weavers, and also a program called Helping Hands for beginning tapestry weavers. 

Weaving in Beauty

     An online resource for Navajo weaving.

Weaving Today

Spinning Daily

Craftsy

Other Online Resources

All Fiber Arts
[info on lots of fiber arts; some nice weaving drafts]

Handweaving.net

Ralph Griswald's Weavers Journal
On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics

from the University of Arizona

Ravelry
A community for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, and dyers

Tim's Treadle Reducer

WeaveZine

Yarn, Fiber, & Equipment Suppliers

A Tangle of Yarn
1903 E.P. True Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-505-3939

Cotton Clouds 800-322-7888

Esther & Co.
122 N. 2nd Ave. W.
Newton, Iowa

Fiber Art Shoppe
Albia, IA

Halcyon Yarns 800-442-7909

Knitting next door 515-963-0396
704 SW 3rd St.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Pollywogs Yarn & Fiber
[good source for bulk yarn]

R&M Yarns
[good source of mill ends]

The Weavers Friend
[manuals for older looms]

Treenway Silks 888-383-7455

Webs 800-367-09327

Yarn Barn of Kansas 800-458-0035

Yarn Junction Company
West Des Moines, IA 50265