Thank you all for participating in the 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival and there is more to come until November 27!

 

Thank you very much for joining us at the 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival!

 

 

Special thanks to all of our demonstrating artists and fiber arts market vendors!

Thank you for supporting our talented and inspiring fiber artists at the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival!

 

 

View the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” now to November 27, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.

 

 

“Bumblebunching” exhibition artists include Lynn Baritelle, Honey Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Peggy St. George, Leslie Hoex, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Jacki Moseley, Kelly Ruth, Susan Savage, Gloria Skovronsky, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

 

We will have another special event during the November 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 8:00 PM that will include fiber arts sale and demonstrations.

And, another Fiber Arts Market during the Art Beat Small Business Saturday on November 27 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM!

16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival October 1 – 3, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts

“At the Junction” by Marla Varner

 

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

October 1 – 3, 2021

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA

Free to the public and all ages welcome!

 

Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art, and fostering fiber arts.

 

Celebrating our 16th year of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, we thank our excellent volunteers make this community event possible including several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and educational organizations! We are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents. Always emboldening genuine growth and artistic integrity, activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

 

"The Covid Corvid" by Peggy St. George a bird with gears surrounded by orange and red quilting
“The Covid Corvid” by Peggy St. George

 

On Friday, October 1 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 8:00 PM enjoy the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” Opening Reception of the fiber arts exhibition which runs October 1 to November 27, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA. This juried fiber arts exhibition celebrating happy accidents, successful satisfaction in Wabi-Sabi, and unintended artistic experiences that often lead to evolutionary forms of expression and joyful acceptance that experimentation is part of one’s art practice. Fiber Artists yearn for thorough planning and tight intention, gratification in challenging practice, and ritual appreciation and amusement in transience and incomplete mistakes. Bumblebunching are the exuberant jumbled loops created by the bobbin when stitching has improper tension while machine sewing.

 

"Experiment in Green" by Donna Dowdney
“Experiment in Green” by Donna Dowdney

 

“Bumblebunching” exhibition artists include Lynn Baritelle, Honey Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Peggy St. George, Leslie Hoex, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Jacki Moseley, Kelly Ruth, Susan Savage, Gloria Skovronsky, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

 

“Twisted Thistle” by Liisa Fagerlund

 

On Saturday, October 2 from 11: 00 AM to 4:00 PM, we have an action-packed Fiber Arts Extravaganza full of free educational demonstrations, hands-on engagement for all ages, and Fiber Arts Market. The Fiber Arts Extravaganza inside the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA. Visitors will have the opportunity to shop for items from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works. Demonstrations vary from spinning yarn, felting, knitting, hooking, weaving, and hand stitching. Learn more about local artists and fiber related groups to join our growing and supportive community. Also on Saturday at the museum, engage directly with the artists of the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” exhibition to learn about what inspires them and how they create their art at the “Meet the Makers” Fiber Arts Reception throughout the afternoon. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.

 

“Woven Hanging” by Jean Wyatt

On Sunday, October 3, you have another opportunity to visit the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” from 12:00 – 3:00 PM at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.

 

During the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” October 1 to November 27, 2021 the Sequim Museum & Arts is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.

 

“Guatemala Inspired Yardage” by Lynn Baritelle

 

More details at FiberArtsFestival.org and Facebook.com/northolympicfiberartsfestival

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival respects the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity.

 

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Going Old School! Entry Form for Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect with Deadline September 7, 2021

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We are going old school! Call for Artists! Download your entry form!

2021 – Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect

A juried fiber arts exhibition celebrating happy accidents, successful satisfaction in Wabi-Sabi, and unintended artistic experiences that often lead to evolutionary forms of expression and joyful acceptance that experimentation is part of one’s art practice. Fiber Artists yearn for thorough planning and tight intention, gratification in challenging practice, and ritual appreciation and amusement in transience and incomplete mistakes. Bumblebunching are the exuberant jumbled loops created by the bobbin when stitching has improper tension while machine sewing. Seasoned or newer creations are welcome. Open to all fiber arts media.

 

Exhibit Dates: October 1 – November 27, 2021

Entry Deadline: September 7, 2021

 

Download Entry Form and full prospectus:

Entry Form and Prospectus for 2021 Fiber Arts Exhibit Bumblebunching Word Doc

Entry Form and Prospectus for 2021 Fiber Arts Exhibit Bumblebunching PDF

 

The Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect exhibition is a component of the 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 1 – 3, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts location at 544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA 98382. Many fiber arts events and exhibitions happen throughout the months of September, October, and November on the Olympic Peninsula that are partnerships with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.

Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology at the Sequim Museum & Arts in 2019.

Call for Artists for Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect

Bumblebunching threads in blue and purple

Bumblebunching threads in blue and purple

Call for Artists for our 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Exhibition!

2021 – Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect

A juried fiber arts exhibition celebrating happy accidents, successful satisfaction in Wabi-Sabi, and unintended artistic experiences that often lead to evolutionary forms of expression and joyful acceptance that experimentation is part of one’s art practice.

Fiber Artists yearn for thorough planning and tight intention, gratification in challenging practice, and ritual appreciation and amusement in transience and incomplete mistakes. Bumblebunching are the exuberant jumbled loops created by the bobbin when stitching has improper tension while machine sewing.

Seasoned or newer creations are welcome. Open to all fiber arts media.

Entry Deadline: September 7, 2021

Exhibit Dates: October 1 – November 27, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts

Online Application and full prospectus coming soon.

 

Virtual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Artist Spotlight – Marla Varner of Penny Lane Quilts

colorful quilt with rounded squares called squircles
colorful quilt with crossings At the Junction by Marla Varner
“At the Junction” by Marla Varner

 

“At the Junction” (72″ x 69″)

At the Junction is an original design composed of blocks made using freehand cutting techniques. Creating the flow of color with special attention to value provided an intriguing design challenge. Dense quilting lines in graduated colors create texture while allowing the piecing to take center stage. Improvisation provides endless decisions at every junction of the process!

 

colorful quilt with rounded squares called squircles
“For the Love of Squircles” by Marla Varner

 

“For the Love of Squircles” (73″ x 63″)

Inspired by my first squircle quilt, this second version uses solid scraps and continues the process of creating a block a day for a year.  I once again joined a group of online quilters making daily circle blocks. I cut my shapes freehand and applied them using needle turn appliqué. The resulting squircle blocks created an opportunity to explore transitions and provided the perfect canvas for hand quilting.

 

Connect with Marla at

Marla Varner / Penny Lane Quilts

https://pennylanequilts.com/

 

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Show and Sale at the Sequim Museum & Arts Saturday, November 30, 11 AM to 3 PM

Small Business Saturday

During the last day of the “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” art exhibition on November 30, delight in a special Small Business Saturday Fiber Arts Market event supporting local artists and producers selling fiber to finished products at Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N Sequim Ave. Uncover unique gifts of fine art, wearable art, accessories, housewares, yarn, fleece, and fuzzy treasures. As you are exploring Sequim’s Hometown Holidays events, come meet the fiber arts creators and learn about the methods used to make these one-of-a-kind works.

Small Business Saturday

 

The Fiber Arts Market event is part of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival which is an educational and economic opportunity to learn about Olympic Peninsula Fiber Artists and related businesses that maintain traditional and innovative techniques in raw fiber, yarns, textile home goods, apparel, and fine art while fostering community inclusion and teaching future generations. FiberArtsFestival.org

 

Several small, homebased businesses will be selling at the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Market at the Sequim Museum & Arts including members of the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild, Renne Emiko Brock, Lisa Gilbert, Leslie Hoex, Kathy Martin, Jan Tatom, Jean Wyatt, and the Twisted Strait Fibers Co-Op. And, nearly all of the participating artists are also educators who can assist you to ignite your own creativity.

Renne Emiko Brock Ombre Silk Stoles

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support neighborhood enterprises with unique shopping experiences that contribute to our local economy. Look for the hashtag #ShopSmall and signage of participating businesses.

 

 

14th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA is October 4 – 6, 2019

"Geometry In Textiles"
"Geometry In Textiles"
“Geometry In Textiles” by Betty Cook – red, Nancy Wilcox – orange, Mary Ann Clayton – yellow, Peggy St. George – green, Janet Green – blue, and Anne Davies – purple

 

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival celebrates its 14th year which is always the first weekend in October in Sequim and various events and locations throughout autumn. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

 

"Night Wave" by Estelle Jackson
“Night Wave” by Estelle Jackson

 

Excellent volunteers make this community event possible including several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and educational organizations. We are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents. Join us at the NEW Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Website – FiberArtsFestival.org

 

"Climate Change Quilt" by Patti Pattison
“Climate Change Quilt” by Patti Pattison

 

“Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” is a juried fiber arts exhibition of spellbinding, splendid, and sublime delights for the senses embracing the fascination of working with mesmerizing materials and hypnotic methods. Expressed as satisfyingly subtle to voraciously hedonistic, aesthetics is defined as the perception, appreciation, and creation of what is considered beautiful. Belief systems, color values, and personal philosophy are embedded into the pleasure of creating and experiencing fiber art creations. From utilitarian towels to fancy fluff, attraction and obsession fuel creators to produce exquisite works through time honored techniques and enthusiastic experimentation.

 

"Michelle Ma Belle" by Gladis Marr
“Michelle Ma Belle” by Gladis Marr

Artists include Carolyn Abbott, Judy Anderson, Lora Armstrong, Lynn Baritelle, Catherine Bilyard-Eagle, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Anne Davies, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, MarySue French, Nona Giersch, Lisa Gilbert, Janet Green, Stan Green, Marilyn Hiestand, Leslie Hoex, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Gladis C. Marr, Kathy Martin, Donna McMillen, Brianne Moores, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Ilse Osier-Forrest, Patti Pattison, Jolene Sanborn, Pauline Schultz, Gloria Skovronsky, Peggy St. George, Jan Tatom, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Linda Wesseler, Nancy K. Wilcox, and Jean Wyatt.

 

"Changing Seasons" by Stan Green
“Changing Seasons” by Stan Green

 

Exhibit Dates: October 1 – November 30, 2019

 

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Events

 

Friday, October 4, 2019 –

First Friday Art Walk Sequim Fiber Arts Exhibition Opening Reception for “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” 5 – 8 PM at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA  SequimArtWalk.com SequimMuseum.com

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Fiber Arts Extravaganza Demonstrations and Fiber Arts Market 9 AM to 3 PM at Sequim Museum & Arts. NOFAF Fiber Arts Market from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works with creators Renne Emiko Brock, Lisa Gilbert, North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild, Kathy Martin, Jan Tatom, Twisted Strait Fibers, and Jean Wyatt. Explore and learn from demonstrations of fiber processes in action with the Strait Knitters, exhibiting artists, and the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild.

Fiber Arts Exhibition “Irresistible Aesthetics” 9 AM to 3 PM with “Meet the Makers” Reception starting at 12 PM

 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Fiber Arts Exhibition “Irresistible Aesthetics” 12 to 3 PM

 

First Friday Art Walk Sequim logo with one open door on the 1st Friday.

Friday, November 1, 2019 –

First Friday Art Walk Sequim Fiber Arts Fiber Arts Market and Exhibition 5 – 8 PM at Sequim Museum & Arts at 1544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA

 

Renne Emiko Brock Ombre Silk Stoles

Saturday, November 30, 2019 –

Fiber Arts Market Small Business Saturday 11AM – 4PM at Sequim Museum & Arts.

 

Port Angeles Fiber Arts Exhibition at Studio Bob

Shetland Cowl by Susan Kroll
Shetland Cowl by Susan Kroll
Shetland Cowl by Susan Kroll

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival includes a Port Angeles Fiber Arts Exhibition in September at Studio Bob’s at 118 ½ E Front St. on Saturday, September 14, 5 – 8 PM, Sunday, Sept 15, 12 – 3 PM, and Sept 21, 12 – 4 PM for Arts and Draughts Festival. This exhibition is filled with local fiber artists sponsored by Cabled Fiber & Yarn and the festival. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and share their creative process.

 

Call for Fiber Artists – Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology

Renne Emiko Brock Ombre Silk Stoles
Renne Emiko Brock Ombre Silk Stoles
The “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” exhibition is a component of the 14th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 4 – 6, 2019 at the new Sequim Museum & Arts location at 544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA 98382. Many fiber arts events and exhibitions happen throughout the months of September, October, and November on the Olympic Peninsula that are partnerships with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.

Prospectus for exhibition “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology”

A juried fiber arts exhibition of spellbinding, splendid, and sublime delights for the senses embracing the fascination of working with mesmerizing materials and hypnotic methods. Expressed as satisfyingly subtle to voraciously hedonistic, aesthetics is defined as the perception, appreciation, and creation of what is considered beautiful. Belief systems, color values, and personal philosophy are embedded into the pleasure of creating and experiencing fiber art creations. From utilitarian towels to fancy fluff, attraction and obsession fuel creators to produce exquisite works through time honored techniques and enthusiastic experimentation. Seasoned or newer creations are welcome. Open to all fiber arts media.

Online Application at

https://uniqueasyou.submittable.com/submit

Entry Deadline: September 7, 2019 at 9 PM

Artwork Delivery: Before September 25, 2019

Exhibit Dates: October 1 – November 30, 2019

Opening Reception: Oct 5, 2019

First Friday Art Walk Sequim Receptions: October 4, 2019 and November 1, 2019

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival – FiberArtsFestival.org

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