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Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair Returning To Historic Hallockville Museum Farm

Nicole Barylski

The sheep are herded by sheep dogs in the pasture at Hallockville Museum Farm. (Photo: Linda Burke)

Tabbethia Haubold-Magee of Long Island Livestock Company demonstrates llama shearing. (Photo: Linda Burke)

On Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th, Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead is celebrating the diversity of fiber arts during The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair. Guests can explore the Museum's campus and its historic buildings that date back to 1765 as they watch local artisans turn wool and other animal fiber into stunning completed articles of clothing and art.

"The Fleece and Fiber Fair celebrates the return of spring with traditional folk arts and crafts that would have been practiced historically on farms during this time of year, including: sheep herding, sheep shearing, and spinning the wool into yarn," said Beth Motschenbacher of Hallockville. "Then, once the yarn is ready, it would be dyed naturally with materials such as onion skins, plant roots and black walnuts. We'll also have craft demonstrations including weaving, knitting, basketweaving, woodcarving, and quilting going on throughout each day of the Fair."

The fair will feature a weekend of demonstrations and hands-on learning, as well as the opportunity to support local artisans who will be selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market.

Judy Barth demonstrates traditional weaving on a loom. (Photo: Linda Burke)

"The Fair is a great venue for local artisans and craftspeople to share their talents and their finished products and supplies with visitors," added Motschenbacher. "We'll have vendors selling yarn, rug hooking, quilting and other craft supplies, as well as finished pieces such as shawls, scarves, hats and mittens, plus soaps and other naturally-made products."

This year's vendors will include Angora Online, Bay Haven Short Tails, Blind Buck Farm, Bumble Bee Primitives, Cozy Rabbit Farm, Dan Tracy Designs, Fiddle Knits, Groovy Hues Fibers, Hampton Artistic Yarns, Hamptons Yarn, Lambstrings Yarn, Long Island Livestock Company, Looliemom Fiber Arts, Joy Muller-McCoola/ Sandpiper Yarns, June Pryce Fiber Arts, Nuna Knits, The Paisley Studio, Nancy Pearl, Peconic Ruggers, Prado de Lana Sheep Farm, Rebecky's Boutique, Barbara Ringewald, Handweaver, Temptress Yarn, Utopia Bath, Pizza Rita, and Nice Buns Food Truck.

The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sun, rain or shine, on both days. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and under. Since there will be several animals on display as well as working dogs that herd the sheep, Hallockville asks that visitors leave their dogs or other pets at home.

Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. For more information, call 631-298-5292 or visit www.hallockville.com.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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