Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm
Hallockville Museum Farm hosts the largest fiber gathering on Long Island, an annual event with ongoing demonstrations:
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.
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.
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!