celebrate and support artistic integrity and creative spirit

"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

Call for Artists!

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 1, 2021

Online Application and full prospectus coming soon.


Curious about the upcoming themes?

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

2020Clarity of Vision – Coherence, Perspective, & Hinesight