Monday, May 24, 2010

Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair 2010

Perfect spring weather for the first Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair!  Hallockville  was host of this event where fiber artists gathered to demonstrate their crafts and sell their wares.  There were spinners, carders, knitters, felters, dyers, weavers and of course hookers.  It was a wonderful success and we hope that it will become an annual event.
Our demonstration area was a breezy spot under a great big tent (thank you Herb!) outside of the Chichanowicz House (affectionately called the "Chic(k) House") next to the cow pasture.  The pasture was filled with llamas, alpacas, sheep, and bunnies ......  oh the little lambs. 

Look at the little black and gray lamb taking a rest and the little white lambs that never strayed far...

There was a great turnout at the festival and our tent.  We did a lot of catching up with members and made many new hooking friends.  Hopefully we'll see all of those faces again soon!!  

Sue's ship rug (c) 2010

A delicious sampling of Judy's dyed and "as is" wool.

Jennifer's Black Sheep rug (c) 2010 in progress...

Denise demonstrating on her footstool (c) 2010 in progress for her brand new baby granddaughter!! Congratulations Denise!

Always - please respect the designs created by others by not copying them.  Copying others' designs degrades the hard work and creativity of the artist.  These images shared for your enjoyment. 


The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Great pics! So sorry I had to miss the fair this year. I'll be there next year with hook in hand!


judyl175 said...

The Fleece and Fiber Sale 2010 at Hallockville
was a tremendous success! We had a steady stream
of people focused on the fiber arts including many
who were already rug hookers or who were seriously interested in trying our craft. The weather was beautiful and the fair was fun and
interesting. Many thanks to those who came to help.

susan said...

Great turnout for this event. It was great to see what can be done with all of the fibers exhibited. Hope this becomes an annual event.

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.