Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects 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. 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. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.
Saturday, October 1
Each year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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 is at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza on the NW 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 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. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too. I will be selling my art apparel during this event.
Sunday, October 2
From 12 to 3 p.m., come to the “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” Artists’ Reception at Sequim Museum & Arts where you can meet the exhibiting artists from near and far who may reveal the stories behind their creative and splendid work. These fiber artists also enjoy hearing your fiber tales. You might inspire a collaborative project for next year!
To inspire you and the next generation of fiber artists, the Fiber Arts Juried exhibition has a unique, accessible theme each year to inspire artists to create new works or bring out older works that they haven’t had occasions to share. This year the themed “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters.
Friday, October 7
First Friday Art Walk Sequim “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 175 West Cedar St. SequimArtWalk.com
Join me at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair May 6 – 8, 2016! I am honored to be Co-Director of this community event with my friend and fellow artist, Jean Wyatt. We launch with the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview of creative vendors and ‘Propagation’ a music performance by Alan B. Brock-Richmond.
2016 will be the 26th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair and is a 2 day event that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest. Over 30 vendors make this event a mainstay of the Irrigation Festival. In addition to the crafts vendors, enjoy a selection from our food vendors and enjoy our main stage entertainment.
Sequim Lavender Weekend is almost here! I hope you can join me for Purple Haze Daze at Purple Haze Lavender Farm where you can paint your own silk scarf and gather up goodies that I have made in lots of colors. Our whole community of Sequim has tons of artful activities for you to enjoy through the whole weekend July 17-19. You can find more details at our Visit Sunny Sequim website! These three days showcase many talented artists and inventive local businesses include farm tours, a street fair, quilt show, a barn full of artists, live music, driftwood show, dancing, open aire market, golfing, wine tasting, and so much more!
I’ve got some new products for you this year including art apparel that is made of fabric that I design! Above is my “lavender currents” pattern in the plushy fuzzy infinity scarf. I also have new hand dyed shawls, scarves, and obis. All can double as superhero capes!
As always, you can do “Make and Take Silk Scarf Painting” with me for $20 from 10 AM to 6 PM Friday – Sunday at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. I will be demonstrating painting on silk in my booth filled with one-of-a-kind art apparel, goods, and gear for the superhero in us all.
I hope to see you there and supporting all that Sequim has to offer! Thank you!