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