Virtual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Artist Spotlight – Kathy Martin of Gotmygoat of Wynham Farms

Turquoise yarn worn like a cowl
“Deep Water Turquoises” hand spun yarn by Kathy Martin

I wheel spun “Deep Water Turquoises” from a blend of Polwarth Wool and Silk, Navajo (chain) plying it with hand-dyed Kid Mohair locks. 245 yards of this bulky yarn will make a cowl or shawlette.

 

woven shawl in autumn colors
“NW Autumn” by Kathy Martin

“NW Autumn” is a wrap composed of Kid Mohair, Targhee Wool, Bamboo, Silk and bling. Many of the fibers are handspun. The wrap was knit using my own bias scarf design and taking advantage of the art yarn textures.

 

Connect with Kathy at

Kathy Martin aka Gotmygoat of Wynham Farms

https://www.gotmygoat.com

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/

 

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.

 

Fiber Arts Show and Sale at the Sequim Museum & Arts Saturday, November 24, 10 AM to 3 PM #shopsmall

shop small with local fiber artists

shop small with local fiber artists

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Show and Sale at the Sequim Museum & Arts Saturday, November 24, 10 AM to 3 PM

 

During the last day of the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” art exhibition, 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, 175 West Cedar St. Downtown Sequim. Uncover unique gifts of fine art, wearable art, accessories, housewares, yarn, fleece, and fuzzy treasures. Meet the creators and learn about the methods used to make these one-of-a-kind works. This 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

 

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support neighborhood enterprises with unique shopping experiences that contribute to our local economy. Several small, homebased businesses will be selling at the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Market at the Sequim Museum & Arts including Lynn Baritelle, Renne Emiko Brock, Jan Tatom, Jean Wyatt, and more. Look for the hashtag #ShopSmall and signage of participating businesses.

 

shop small local fiber artists

“Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Fiber Arts Exhibition November 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Brown Theme

Transformative Style Fiber Arts Exhibition

Transformative Style Fiber Arts Exhibition

Transformative Style Fiber Arts Exhibition

Transformative Style Fiber Arts Exhibition

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 PM. 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 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of warm acceptance, 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 warm hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth friends and family.

Artist demonstrations and fiber arts exhibition “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” are at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. This juried fiber arts exhibition embracing how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action, and intent. All fiberworks that explores how apparel influences and makes a difference in historic consequences, altered narratives, and personal evolution. Worn inspiration and reputation, from sublime costumes to heartfelt heirlooms, authenticates individual esthetics and fuses integrity with fabric, fashion, and fate. “Transformative Style” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Sally Ann Corbett, Bruce Cully, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Denise Erickson, Kathey Ervin, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Marilyn Heisted, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Gladis Marr, Kathy Martin, Seri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Judy Ramos, Gloria Skovronsky, Judith Reandeau Stipe, Jan Tatom, Sue Thompson, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Karen Weiss, Pepai Whipple, Nancy K Wilcox, Diane Williams, Diane Wolf, and Jean Wyatt.

 

Please plan to join us for the exhibition closing and Small Business Saturday Fiber Artist Show and Sale on November 24 at the Sequim Museum & Arts!

13th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival October 5 – 7, 2018

"Ferrous Scarf" by Erica Iseminger

13th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

October 5 – 7, 2018

Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. 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.

 

"Ferrous Scarf" by Erica Iseminger
“Ferrous Scarf” by Erica Iseminger

 

Celebrating our 13th year of the 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.

 

"Black White Totems" by Kathey Ervin
“Black White Totems” by Kathey Ervin

 

On Friday, October 5 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5 to 8 PM enjoy the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Opening Reception of the fiber arts exhibition which runs October 5 to November 24, 2018 at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. Sequim WA. This juried fiber arts exhibition embracing how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action, and intent. All fiberworks that explores how apparel influences and makes a difference in historic consequences, altered narratives, and personal evolution. Worn inspiration and reputation, from sublime costumes to heartfelt heirlooms, authenticates individual esthetics and fuses integrity with fabric, fashion, and fate.

 

"Justified 2018" by Gloria B Skovronsky
“Justified 2018” by Gloria B Skovronsky

 

“Transformative Style” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Sally Ann Corbett, Bruce Cully, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Denise Erickson, Kathey Ervin, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Marilyn Heisted, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Gladis Marr, Kathy Martin, Seri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Judy Ramos, Gloria Skovronsky, Judith Reandeau Stipe, Jan Tatom, Sue Thompson, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Karen Weiss, Pepai Whipple, Nancy K Wilcox, Diane Williams, Diane Wolf, and Jean Wyatt.

 

"Conversation at the Renaissance Faire" by Diane Wolf
“Conversation at the Renaissance Faire” by Diane Wolf

 

On Saturday, October 6 from 9 AM to 3 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 175 W Cedar St. 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.

 

"Entralac Cowl" by Jennifer Pelikan
“Entralac Cowl” by Jennifer Pelikan

 

Fiber Arts Market artists and fiber groups are Fiber in the Dell, North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild, Jan Tatom of Confetti, Strait Knitters, Twisted Strait Fiber, and Renne Emiko Brock of unique as you /hue are you?

 

"Hourglass Fabulized Time #2" by Marla Varner
“Hourglass Fabulized Time #2” by Marla Varner

 

Also on Saturday at the museum, engage directly with the artists of the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” 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.

 

"Fantasy #2" Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
“Fantasy #2” Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

 

On Sunday, October 7, you have another opportunity to visit the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” from 12 – 3 PM at Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St., Sequim WA.

 

Looking forward to seeing you there! Thank you!

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Show and Sale at the Sequim Museum & Arts Saturday, November 25, 11 AM to 3 PM

During the last day of the “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” art exhibition, 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, 175 West Cedar St. Downtown Sequim.

Art Yarn Scarf by Kathy Martin
Art Yarn Scarf by Kathy Martin

Uncover unique gifts of fine art, wearable art, accessories, housewares, yarn, fleece, and fuzzy treasures. Meet the creators and learn about the methods used to make these one-of-a-kind works including Lynn Baritelle, Renne Emiko Brock, Lauralee DeLuca, Leslie Hoex, Erica Iseminger, Susan Nylander, Kathy Martin, Patti Pattison, Susan Savage, and Marla Varner.

Baby Blankets by Susan Savage
Baby Blankets by Susan Savage

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. Several small, homebased businesses will be selling at the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Market at the Sequim Museum & Arts from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

"tranquil" by Marla Varner
“tranquil” by Marla Varner

 

Handspun Yarn by Leslie Hoex
Handspun Yarn by Leslie Hoex