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

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!