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"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

2019 – 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.

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.

On Friday, October 4, 2019 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5 to 8 PM enjoy the “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” Opening Reception of the fiber arts exhibition which runs October 3 to November 30, 2019 at the New Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. Sequim WA.

On Saturday, October 5 at the museum, engage directly with the artists of the “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” exhibition to learn about what inspires them and how they create their art at the “Meet the Makers” Fiber Arts Reception from 12 to 3 PM. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.

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.

On Sunday, October 6, you have another opportunity to visit the Fiber Arts Exhibition during the  “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” from 12 – 3 PM at Sequim Museum & Arts.



Curious about the upcoming themes?

2020Clarity of Vision – Coherence, Perspective, & Hinesight

2021Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect

2022 Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance

2023 – Spinning Sewn Stories Promulgate, Piece, & Ply


North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Director, Exhibition Juror and Curator
Renne Emiko Brock – Award winning artist, educator, and Arts advocate promoting the importance of creative education and community participation in the arts and sciences that are active and inclusive.
Questions? Please email Renne at fiberartsfestival@gmail.com

Past Themes


2007 – Domestic Art – Between Functional and Fine

2008 – Natural Material / Material Nature

2009 – Cultural Fiber – Civilization, Ethos & Strength of Character

2010  Your Daily Fiber – Conspicuous Consumption, Community & Ceremony

2011  Hand-me-downs and Pick-up-sticks – Childhood Narrations & Competitive Creations

2012  Long Yarns – Fiber Art Stories, Fables & Lessons

2013 Strong Stitches – Friendship, Cooperation & Uniforms

2014 Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols

2015 – Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors

2016 Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers

2017 – Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales

2018Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute

2019 – Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology