About Us

Desert Fiber Arts Guild – Each One, Teach One

DFA was organized as a club for fiber arts enthusiasts in 1974. DFA is a designated non-profit (501c3) educational and service organization.

40 years ago, the DFA Library and Equipment Rentals were housed in members’ homes. Meetings were held in public venues and in private homes around the Tri-Cities, Washington. As membership increased, DFA needed a place where members could meet, work, store equipment, and shelve books. The founders’ dream became reality in September 2014 when the DFA celebrated the grand opening of its Guild Studio in Kennewick.

DFA Guild Studio invites you to exercise your creative expression. Looms are warped and ready for weaving. Spinning wheels and carders are ready for loan. Study Groups teach tatting, knitting, basketry and more.

Come learn all you can from the area’s leading fiber experts. Bring your fiber art pieces to show and to sell.


Our Purpose

  • To promote participation in and appreciation for fine craftsmanship related to the fiber arts.
  • To encourage the development and interest of the craft field within the arts, in education, therapy, marketing, and the community as a whole.

DFA By-Laws

DFA Policies

Upcoming Board Meetings (when posted)

Newsletter Archive


Guild Studio

101 N. Union St., Suite 208, Kennewick, WA  99336

Mailing Address

Desert Fiber Arts, PO Box 1004, Richland, WA, 99352


DFA Associations

Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds

Handweavers Guild of America

Northwest Regional Spinners Association

White Bluffs Center for Quilting and Fiber Arts


2017-2018 Board Members / Officers

President – Karen Larmar

Co-vice Presidents – Carol Hall and Earlene Mokler

Secretary – Jennie Bass

Treasurer – Julie Davis

Past President – Judy Rice


Founding Members

 Zina MaeChesley, Betty Davenport, Edith Marsh, Chris Simonen, Mildred Stice, and Mary Thomas