16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival October 1 – 3, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts

“At the Junction” by Marla Varner


North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

October 1 – 3, 2021

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, 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.


Celebrating our 16th year of the North Olympic 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.


"The Covid Corvid" by Peggy St. George a bird with gears surrounded by orange and red quilting
“The Covid Corvid” by Peggy St. George


On Friday, October 1 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 8:00 PM enjoy the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” Opening Reception of the fiber arts exhibition which runs October 1 to November 27, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA. This 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.


"Experiment in Green" by Donna Dowdney
“Experiment in Green” by Donna Dowdney


“Bumblebunching” exhibition artists include Lynn Baritelle, Honey Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Peggy St. George, Leslie Hoex, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Jacki Moseley, Kelly Ruth, Susan Savage, Gloria Skovronsky, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.


“Twisted Thistle” by Liisa Fagerlund


On Saturday, October 2 from 11: 00 AM to 4:00 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 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA. 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. Also on Saturday at the museum, engage directly with the artists of the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” exhibition to learn about what inspires them and how they create their art at the “Meet the Makers” Fiber Arts Reception throughout the afternoon. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.


“Woven Hanging” by Jean Wyatt

On Sunday, October 3, you have another opportunity to visit the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” from 12:00 – 3:00 PM at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.


During the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” October 1 to November 27, 2021 the Sequim Museum & Arts is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.


“Guatemala Inspired Yardage” by Lynn Baritelle


More details at FiberArtsFestival.org and Facebook.com/northolympicfiberartsfestival

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival respects the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity.


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