Saturday, May 22, 2010

Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair

Hi all!

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 table

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!