Thursday, May 14, 2015

May

Our next guild meeting is on Tuesday May 19th at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church from 7-9pm. We are collecting dues for 2015 so you can pay at the meeting or send a check made payable to Peconic Ruggers for $20 to:  Peconic Ruggers, c/o Susan Egan, 1525 West Creek Ave, Cutchogue NY 11935.

The guild has purchased a bolt of natural linen from Searsport Rug Hooking. It is 64 inches wide and suitable for a 5 cut and up. The cost is $24 per yard for guild members.

The guild will be vending this Saturday at the Fiber Festival at the Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY.  Sunday we will be demonstrating rug hooking.

THE LONG ISLAND FLEECE AND FIBER FAIR

May 16 & 17, 2015 10am- 4pm both days- Rain or Shine!
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 is something for everyone.
The setting for the Fair is like nowhere else on Long Island- the various activities and demonstrations take place throughout the picturesque Hallockville Museum Farm campus and in the historic buildings that date back to 1765.  Food vendors sell a variety of freshly-prepared lunch items for guests to enjoy while relaxing in the picnic area shaded by apple trees. If you are visiting from New York city, you may purchase tickets to ride on the private charter coach by following the red button at right. Sit back and relax as the bus takes you door-to-door from Manhattan to the Fair!
For the safety of all animals on display at the event, please leave your dogs and pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation.
Admission rate per day:
$6 adults/ $4 ages 5-12, ages 4 & under are free. Family rate of 2 adults+2kids, or 1 adult + 3 kids is $15.
All admission fees directly support the not-for-profit educational mission of Hallockville Museum Farm.

Demonstrations and Activities Include:

Animal Displays- Meet the sheep, llamas, alpacas and angora rabbits that provide the fleece and fiber needed to make fiber goods like yarn!
Basketweaving- Learn how plant fibers are woven into baskets and other functional pieces.
Sheep Herding- Watch expert herders and their trained Border Collies move a flock of sheep across the pasture.
Llama Obstacle Course- The Long Island Livestock Company Youth Showteam will lead the llamas through the paces of various obstacles in a display of fancy footwork!
Sheep & Llama Shearing- Learn how fiber is harvested during informative demonstrations by an expert shearer.
Carding and Spinning- See raw fiber being de-tangled and teased apart to prepare for the next part of the process, spinning. Watch spinners at their wheels turn fiber into spun yarn!
Dyeing- Learn how natural and chemical dyes transform fleece and wool into every color under the rainbow.
Knitting- Watch knitters up close as they work on a variety of wearable pieces. Plus pick up new techniques you can use on your own projects.
Needle Felting- Learn about how you can create sculptures from wool felt with this interesting technique. NEW! this year we are offering a one-hour workshop on May 16 at 11:30 during the Fair. Details and sign up here.
Rug-Hooking- Watch and learn as skilled rug hookers demonstrate this craft.
Weaving- The Hallockville looms will be on display to see how fiber can be woven into cloth, and other pieces such as shawls and tapestries.
Quilting- Quilting artisans will demonstrate this technique and you can even try it out yourself!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Rugs

Here are a couple of photos of newly finished rugs by guild members, displayed at last night's meeting.
Boats by June Bassemir

Three mats by Judy Lambros

Monday, March 23, 2015

March Madness Tomorrow!

Our March meeting will take place tomorrow evening -- 7 pm to 9 pm at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.  Bring something to work on and something to share.  Let's all think spring and wish away this snow that just won't melt!

The guild has purchased a bolt of natural linen from Searsport Rug Hooking. It is 64 inches wide and suitable for a 5 cut and up. The cost is $24 per yard for guild members.  Please contact Louise if you would like to purchase some -- the bolt is too heavy to bring to the meeting.

If you have not yet paid your dues, please do so!  The dues are still a very reasonable $20.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Fabulous February Hook In

We had a fabulous time on Saturday:  fabulous turnout, fabulous food, fabulous rugs being shown and worked on!  Here are some photographs courtesy of member Denise Johnson.













Monday, February 23, 2015

Open Hook In and Potluck Lunch

Please join us for a potluck lunch and hook in this Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Riverhead Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, New York.

Bring something delicious to share for lunch, a current project and something for show and tell.  I know you have all been hooking a lot since it has been to cold to go outside!

See you Saturday!
The Peconic Ruggers, started by Gail Horton in 1996, is a rug hooking guild from the North Fork of Long Island, New York. We meet monthly at the beautiful Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, New York.