I just got back a little while ago from vending at the first annual Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair held at the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, NY! In addition to having fiber artists sell their wares, there were also many demonstrations and workshops, including sheep herding, sheep and alpaca shearing, carding, dyeing, spinning, felting, knitting, and weaving! There were also angora rabbits, sheep and lambs, and llamas and alpacas that you could pet. Below are some pictures I took throughout the day of some of the beautiful work I saw as well as some of the lovely creatures without whom none of these fiber arts would be possible! Enjoy!
My favorite item of the day, a lovely felted handbag from the Hallockville Knitters
Beautiful table decor and pin cushion from Mojo's Place
Gorgeous hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns from Hampton Artistic Yarns
Brilliant hand-dyed rovings from Color Craze Fiber
Beautiful hand-spun yarns from Temptress Yarn
Me meeting my first darling llama!!!
Amazing art from award-winning needle felter Irene Heckel
Freshly sheared llamas and alpacas
Me petting some baby Romney sheep! "Baaaah!!!"
Mommy angora bunny and baby angora bunnies (2.5 weeks old!) :)
Another angora bunny -- I challenge you to find its face!! (Hint: only the nose and mouth are visible)
Adorable retractable tape measures I bought from Mojo's Place
"Weave-it" miniature handmade loom I bought from Bumblebee Primitives
Finished woven square!
It was great meeting everyone and I look forward to seeing some of you again at the next fair!
Jumbo Ball Winder
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