About sarahnopp

Weaver, quilter, wine drinker, DDO video game player, pug dog furniture, student at Evergreen State College.

Call for Entry: “Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols”

Deadline: September 9, 2014

Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival
Museum & Arts Center
Sequim, WA
October 1, 2014 to November 29, 2014

Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols is a juried fiber arts exhibition revealing meaningful themes, designs, and relationships through fiber, fabric, and fashions with creative consideration that reflects and sometimes repeats imaginative motives, motifs, lines, and serendipity.

Eligibility requirements, entry forms, and more information available at

Information for the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is available at http://fiberartsfestival.org/

Natural Dyeing and Organic Indigo Vat Dyeing with Michel Garcia

An exciting opportunity for anyone interested in natural dying and indigo. Lectures and workshops with Michel Garcia, founder of Couleur Garance and the Botanical Garden of Dye Plants in Lauris, Provence.

“The University of Washington School of Art in Collaboration with the Surface Design Association of Washington State and Earthues Natural Dye Company Seattle, WA are thrilled to present two workshops and an evening lecture with Michel Garcia!”



Arbutus Folk School grand opening

The Arbutus Folk School will host an open house grand opening on Saturday, October 19th from 3-9 pm at its new 3,800 square foot campus across from Olympia City Hall.  The school features a woodshop, ceramics studio, space for a wide variety of workshops and performances, a crafter’s gallery and supply store.  The school is a venue for Northwest folk crafters and artisans to share their skill through workshops and events.

Full details are available at http://www.arbutusfolkschool.org/ (link)

Venue address: 600 4th Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501 (link)

Weaving sculpture in Olympia


At the new Hands On Children’s Museum:

World-renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty will weave an amazing two-story stick sculpture for our new Outdoor Discovery Center. From August 1-16, he will bend nature into art to create a giant, walk-through structure. For more info about his work, which includes sculptures in California, Hawaii, Australia, and France, visit www.stickwork.net.




Update regarding ANWG Conference Registration

Update regarding ANWG Conference Registration:

Our 2013 ANWG NW Weavers Conference Registration will open Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the evening, sometime between 6pm and 9pm, Pacific time, for those planning to attend the conference only or to attend the conference and also take a workshop. Workshop Only registration begins on Jan. 15.
Before you register on-line, it is critical that you carefully read the on-line registration instructions that will be posted our website. That information will be available tomorrow evening when we open registration with our Registration Open webpage. The Registration Open webpage will NOT be posted until registration opens.

We will send out a newsletter Tuesday when registration opens with a link to the webpage so that you don’t have to keep checking the website.

Grant Award!

Thank you to the committee that recommended my application to ANWG, I was awarded one of the Grants for the Conference in June. So thank you Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds judges too!

As a first time Conference attendee, this is a HUGE help. It will be great to have this focused time with other weavers. I am looking forward to getting too many ideas and getting worn out.

I recognize a lot of names in the Instructors section, mostly through my involvement on Weavolution, and I am interested in too many of the seminars being offered, of course. But after reading through all the classes many times, I printed out the schedule and class calendar and circled my first choice schedule, and second choice too, just in case. Now I just have to wait six months!

Thank you again, all my Guild members, you who helped me get up the learning curve in the weaving world and encouraged me to apply for the Grant. You are an amazing group of creative people, and I am truly thankful that I found you all.

- Sarah Nopp