Save the Date!
May 17 & 19, 2014
10 AM to 5 PM both days
6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is the first of its kind in the region to bring together the diversity of fiber arts activities! Visitors will see and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. The fair provides two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit both days for a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market! There will sure to be something for everyone! Enjoy lunch in the picturesque picnic area. Local food and beverage vendors will have a variety of items available.
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Animal Displays-meet the sheep, llamas, alpacas, and angora rabbits that provide the fleece and fiber used by fiber artists!
Sheep Herding-watch experts and their dogs move the sheep!
Llama Obstacle Course- watch an exhibition of animal footwork!
Sheep & Llama Shearing- learn how fiber is harvested during informative demonstrations by an expert shearer!
Carding-see raw fiber being de-tangled and “teased” apart!
Dyeing-learn how dyes transform fleece and wool into colorful fiber!
Spinning- watch how spinners and their wheels turn fiber into spun yarn!
Knitting- learn the basics of how to knit your own finished pieces!
Felting- see how you can create your own fiber art pieces using this interesting technique!
Weaving- see the Hallockville looms in action turning fiber into cloth!
Quilting- watch demonstrations by quilting artisans and try it out for yourself!
Vendors are subject to change, but here's who participated at the 2013 Fair:
Basket Garden Farm
Basketweavers Guild of Eastern Long Island
Eastern Long Island Quilting Guild
8 Hands Farm
Felt Fantastic Hand Knits
Felt and Sparkle
The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is Co-Sponsored by Hallockville Museum Farm and Long Island Livestock Company. All proceeds support the educational mission of the non-profit museum farm.
Additional information can be obtained by calling the Hallockville office at 631-298-5292 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org