An ‘Extravaganza’ set for annual fiber festival

An ‘Extravaganza’ set for annual fiber festival

SEQUIM — Sequim’s annual interactive fiber arts event is back.

The 13th annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival that features activities such as museum exhibitions, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences 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 comes to Sequim Museum & Arts, 175 W Cedar St., from today through Sunday.

“[The festival] is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art and fostering fiber arts,” said Renne Emiko Brock, director of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.

Free activities

Activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

During the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., fiber festivalgoers can see the “Transformative Style — Originality, Revolution & Repute,” an opening reception of the fiber arts exhibition that runs through Nov. 24 at Sequim Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St.

This juried fiber arts exhibition “embraces how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action and intent,” Emiko Brock said.

“Transformative Style” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, 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.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the festival will continue with the Fiber Arts Extravaganza offering free educational demonstrations, hands-on engagement for all ages and the Fiber Arts Market inside Sequim Museum & Arts Center.

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 will vary from spinning yarn, felting, knitting, hooking, weaving and hand stitching.

On Saturday at the museum, artists of the “Transformative Style — Originality, Revolution & Repute” exhibition will tell what inspires them and how they create their art at the “Meet the Makers” Fiber Arts Reception from noon to 3 p.m.

The festival will continue from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, also at the Museum & Arts Center.

Find more details at FiberArtsFestival.org and Facebook.com/north olympicfiberartsfestival.

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