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.


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