November 3 “Threads Count” Reception with Fiber Filmmaker Andrea Love during Harvest and Brown Themed First Friday Art Walk Sequim

"Threads Count" exhibition at Sequim Museum & Arts
"Threads Count" exhibition at Sequim Museum & Arts
“Threads Count” exhibition at Sequim Museum & Arts

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

 

November 3 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents solid assemblies, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, community minded activities, comforting homesteads, and steadfast alliances. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth friends and family. More details for the First Friday Art Walk Sequim can be found at the website SequimArtWalk.com

 

"Threads Count" exhibition at Sequim Museum & Arts
“Threads Count” exhibition at Sequim Museum & Arts

 

“Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” demonstrations and reception of the fiber arts exhibition and filmmaker Andrea Love will be sharing her fiber film making craft at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. Sequim WA. “Threads Count” exhibition validates the advancement of civilization, culture, and community through fiber works that expose the application of innovations in art and science while also creatively expressing the thoughtful tales and ties that bind us together. Balancing aesthetics and utility, fiber art creators manifest meaningful stories with stitches, advocate through Craftivism, and empower inclusion by making efficient and / or exquisite objects that educate, unify, and inspire.

 

"Complexity - A Study in Overshot" by Kathy Hogan
“Complexity – A Study in Overshot” by Kathy Hogan

 

The “Threads Count” exhibition artists includes Carolyn Abbott, Joyce Alford, Lynn Aleta Baritelle, Alex Borgen, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Kathie Cook, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Michele Delli Gatt, Lauralee DeLuca, Carolyn Doe, Donna Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Marilyn Hiestana, Pat Herkal, Leslie Hoex, Kathy Hogan, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Christiane Johnson, Lee Johnson, Marge Kepner, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Kathy Martin, Serena Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Susan Nylander, Ilse Osier, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Kim Perkins, Barbara Ramsey, Diane Ross, Susan Savage, Allison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Peggy St. George, Sue Thompson, Marla Varner, Nancy Wilcox, Diane Williams, and Beth Witters. Engage with several of the fiber artists and enjoy active demonstrations of their artful skills.

 

Andrea Love on set creating fiber based animation.
Andrea Love on set creating fiber based animation.

 

Filmmaker Andrea Love will share her films and behind the scenes stories, puppets, props, and fiber fun for the audience. Films include Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection “Fear” and real stories told by real puppets like “Revolution”, “Boulton Farm”, Finnriver Cider’s “Handcrafted Love”, “Bazaar Girls”, and many more. Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hampshire College in 2010, concentrating in film studies and sustainable agriculture. For the past five years, she has been living in Port Townsend, Washington, working on organic farms and teaching herself the tedious and addicting craft of traditional animation.

 

Andrea Love’s “Revolution” film about spinning yarn
Andrea Love’s “Revolution” film about spinning yarn shot

 

12th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival October 6 – 8, 2017

Poster of events for the 2017 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

Poster of events for the 2017 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

12th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival October 6 – 8, 2017

Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. and City of Sequim Civic Plaza at 152 W Cedar St.

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, 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. 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. 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.

On Friday, October 6 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim enjoy the “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” Opening Reception of the fiber arts exhibition which runs October 6 to November 25, 2017 at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. Sequim WA. This juried fiber arts exhibition validates the advancement of civilization, culture, and community through fiber works that expose the application of innovations in art and science while also creatively expressing the thoughtful tales and ties that bind us together. Balancing aesthetics and utility, fiber art creators manifest meaningful stories with stitches, advocate through Craftivism, and empower inclusion by making efficient and / or exquisite objects that educate, unify, and inspire. The “Threads Count” exhibition artists includes Carolyn Abbott, Joyce Alford, Lynn Aleta Baritelle, Alex Borgen, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Kathie Cook, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Michele Delli Gatt, Lauralee DeLuca, Carolyn Doe, Donna Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Marilyn Hiestana, Pat Herkal, Leslie Hoex, Kathy Hogan, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Christiane Johnson, Lee Johnson, Marge Kepner, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Kathy Martin, Serena Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Susan Nylander, Ilse Osier, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Kim Perkins, Barbara Ramsey, Diane Ross, Susan Savage, Allison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Peggy St. George, Sue Thompson, Marla Varner, Nancy Wilcox, Diane Williams, and Beth Witters.

 

On Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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 is at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza with the Sequim Farmers’ Market on the NW corner of Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue. 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. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.
On Sunday, October 8, we have a progressive party to meet the artists who are participating in two fiber arts exhibitions on the North Olympic Peninsula at the Sequim Museum and Arts, as well as, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Engage directly with these creative folks to learn about what inspires them and discover how you can learn fiber arts talents too. “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” Meet the Artists Reception 12 to 2 p.m. at Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. and “Fiber Revolution” Meet the Artist Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

 

12th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Events

Friday, October 6

First Friday Art Walk Sequim Opening Reception for “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. SequimArtWalk.com

 

Saturday, October 7

Fiber Arts Extravaganza Demonstrations and Fiber Arts Market on Cedar with the Sequim’s Farmers Market at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar St. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. NOFAF Fiber Arts Market from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works and demonstrations of fiber processes in action.

Fiber Arts Exhibition “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St.

 

Sunday, October 8

“Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” Meet the Artists Reception 12 to 2 p.m. at Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. Sequim WA

“Fiber Revolution” Meet the Artist Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.​, Port Angeles WA

 

“Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” Fiber Arts Exhibition runs Oct 6 to Nov 25, 2017 at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. Sequim WA

 

Thank you very much, Renne Emiko Brock, Director of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

11th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA is October 1 & 2, 2016

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 1 and 2, 2016

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 1 and 2, 2016

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. 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. 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.

Saturday, October 1
Each year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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 is at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza on the NW corner of Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue. 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. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.

Sunday, October 2
From 12 to 3 p.m., come to the “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” Artists’ Reception at Sequim Museum & Arts where you can meet the exhibiting artists from near and far who may reveal the stories behind their creative and splendid work. These fiber artists also enjoy hearing your fiber tales. You might inspire a collaborative project for next year!

Friday, October 7
First Friday Art Walk Sequim “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 175 West Cedar St. SequimArtWalk.com
To inspire you and the next generation of fiber artists, the Fiber Arts Juried exhibition has a unique, accessible theme each year to inspire artists to create new works or bring out older works that they haven’t had occasions to share. This year the themed “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Fiber Artist included in the exhibition are Lynn Baritelle, Helga Barton, Beverly Biegle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock, Debra Danielson, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, MarySue French, Debi Glass, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Leslie Hoex, Margie Kepner, Susan Kroll, Danielle Lawrence, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Donna McMillen, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Pat Oden, Noreen O’Neill, Betty Oppenheimer, Ilse Osier, Monica Quarto, Diane Ross, Sandy Schlechter, Alison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Stephanie Swenson, Marla Varner, Judy Warner, Diane Williams, Christie Wise, and Beth Witters. The “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St., Sequim WA 98382 and will be on display October 1 – November 26, 2016.

October 2 – 4, 2015 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival logo
2015 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Poster
2015 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Poster

 We are excited to be celebrating the 10th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA which is always the first weekend in October! Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities such as a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, lecture, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources October 2, 3, and 4, 2015.

2015 Events

Friday, October 2 

First Friday Art Walk Sequim “Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” Fiber Arts Exhibition 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St.

Saturday, October 3

Fiber Arts Extravaganza at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar St. on Saturday, Oct 3. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Demonstrations of fiber processes in action and Fiber Arts Market with locally produced fiber goods.

Fiber Arts Exhibition “Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St.

Artists’ Opening Reception 12 to 3 p.m. at Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St.

19th Annual Clallam County Farm Tour – The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is partnered with the 19th Annual Clallam County Farm Tour that is held on Saturday, October 3th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 4

Instructional Fiber Arts Workshops Demonstrations and Fiber Arts Exhibition “Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St.

Details for events

“Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” is the theme for the 2015 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Juried Exhibition at the Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St. Downtown Sequim opening October 2 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim 5-8 p.m. This year the exhibition theme is about expressing the dedication to cloth, cherished memories, and mentorship with gifts of knowledge and kindness, while cultivating interest in generations to come in the practice of fiber arts creation and sharing of abundance. From first attempts to work with thread, yarn, and fleece to refined finished objects of art, the fiber works that tell stories of fostering learning and living are desired. The “Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” exhibition includes Judy Anderson, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Kathleen Dwyer, Season D. Evans, Liisa Fagerlund, Janette L. Finfrock, Susanne F. Foster, Muff Fregia, MarySue French, Janet Green, Stan Green, Pamela Hastings, Isamar L. Heras, Beth A. Hutmacher, Celeste Kardonsky Dybeck, Susan S. Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Cathy MacGregor, Donna L. McMillen, Mikie M. Morris, Kathryn Myers, Serena Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Susan Nylander, Pat Oden, Judy Ramos, Cheryl Reed, Marilyn Reinarz, Susanne Scott, Nora Shapiro, Gloria Skovronsky, Kerry Smith, Marielle Snyder, Peggy St. George, Jenny Stice, Marla Varner, and Mary Ellen Wells.

Each year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, we have an action-packed Fiber Arts Extravaganza full of free educational demonstrations, hands-on engagement for all ages, and Fiber Arts Market. We are thrilled to be at the brand new City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza on the NW corner of Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue. 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. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too. Also on Saturday from 12 to 3, come to the “Fostered Fiber” Artists’ Reception at MAC where you can meet the exhibiting artist from near and far who may reveal the stories behind their elaborate work.

On Sunday, we have demonstrations for workshops by local artists who teach various fiber methods that might include quilting, dyeing, spinning, felting, knitting, and creating custom fabrics at the Museum & Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. These upcoming workshops are a great way to try out different fiber arts and discover your talent for color and craft. Free to the public and enjoy the “Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” exhibition as well.

Thank you for your support! This ongoing annual interactive fiber arts community event is made possible with the assistance of several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and our many community partners including the Clallam County Farm Tour, Sequim Farmers’ Market, and Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. It is produced and sponsored by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond / unique as you with co-sponsor North Olympic Shuttle & Spindle Guild, our local spinning and weaving guild. Excellent volunteers make this community event possible and we are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents.

– Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Director of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival