“Forest Fire” by Donna Lee Dowdney will be displayed during the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim.

Threads come together in North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival this weekend

SEQUIM — The fiber fest, in all of its colorful glory, is back.

The 12th annual three-day North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an interactive arts event connecting the community with such activities as a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects for children and adults, a Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses and instructional resources.

Most activities are free to the public, and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

The “Threads Count — Textiles, Technology &Tales” opening reception of the fiber arts exhibition will be tonight during First Friday Art Walk Sequim; the exhibit runs today until Nov. 25 at the Sequim Museum &Arts, 175 W. Cedar St.

The “Threads Count” exhibition artists includes Carolyn Abbott, Joyce Alford, Lynn Aleta Baritelle, Alex Borgen, Renne Emiko Brock, MaryAnn Clayton, Kathie Cook, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Michele Delli Gatt, Lauralee DeLuca, Carolyn Doe, Donna Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund and Marijane Figg.

Also, 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 and Barbara Ramsey.

Also, Diane Ross, Susan Savage, Allison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Peggy St. George, Sue Thompson, Marla Varner, Nancy Wilcox, Diane Williams and Beth Witters.

Set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday is the Fiber Arts Extravaganza, an event full of free educational demonstrations, hands-on engagement for all ages and a Fiber Arts Market hosted at the city of Sequim Civic Center Plaza on the northwest 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 their 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 this growing and supportive community.

On Sunday, parties to meet artists participating in two fiber arts exhibitions on the North Olympic Peninsula are set: noon to 2 p.m. at Sequim Museum &Arts for “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology &Tales,” and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E.Lauridsen Blvd., for “Fiber Revolution.”

For more information, visit FiberArtsFestival.org.

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