Weave cedar bark, make a rug, build a fiber journal Sunday in Sequim

SEQUIM — You can make much of local fibers — be they cedar bark or spun wool — so this Sunday, five fiber artists will teach a variety of techniques in nine short classes.

As the finale of this weekend’s North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Peninsula College is offering these workshops, with fees ranging from $32 to $45:

• Making a cedar egg basket with Marlien Hennen, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Needle-felting a pull-toy with Ellen Lloyd, 9 a.m. to noon.

• Painting on fabric with Liisa Fagerlund, 9 a.m. to noon.

• Creating a fiber art journal with Sherry Nagel, 9 a.m. to noon.

• Plying new yarns with Amelia Garripoli, 9 a.m. to noon.

• Needle-felting an ornament with Lloyd, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Making a square fold cedar basket with Hennen, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

• Spinning-wheel mechanics with Garripoli, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Making a braided rug with Garripoli, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

All materials are included in the class fee, so “you can just show up and be creative,” said Fiber Arts Festival organizer Renne Brock-Richmond.

Sunday’s fiber-art journal, painting on fabric and needle-felting workshops are ideal for beginners, she added, while Garripoli’s new yarns and spinning-wheel classes are for experienced fiber artisans.

The classes are offered in conjunction with the Fiber Arts Extravaganza, an art market featuring a wearable art show and artists’ demonstrations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

Also part of the festival is a 62-piece art exhibition titled “Your Daily Fiber,” on display through October at the Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St.

“What’s cool is we have a number of artists teaching workshops who are in the exhibit,” Brock-Richmond said.

All but two of the classes will be held at the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road. Only Hennen’s cedar-bark workshops will instead be in her studio off Lost Mountain Road southwest of Sequim.

To sign up, phone the college at 877-452-9277.

More details about any of the classes are available by phoning Brock-Richmond at 360-460-3023.


Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3550 or at [email protected]

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