Long Island Fiber Festival

Posted on | May 19, 2013 | No Comments

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This weekend, I escaped the city for 48 hours to attend the Long Island Fiber Festival. It was a small affair held on the ground of the Hallockville Museum Farm, which is located about 2 hours east of the city.

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I really enjoyed talking to a few of the talented ladies of the Long Island Basketmakers guild. The ladies pictured here were demonstrating their skills, the rest of the crew was helping sell the guild’s wares. My friend and I ended up purchasing two baskets by Alice Walker Schaub (second from the left). Don’t mind my poor focusing skills, I’m still learning how to use my new camera!

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As with any fiber festival, the animals really take the center stage. Many of the animals at the farm were from the Long Island Livestock Company and were so friendly! It was very easy to see how much they are loved at home. I bought two beautiful skeins of their fingering weight yarn and I must note these are not the first two skeins from LI Livestock  that have made it into my stash.

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There were demonstrations of all types going on all day long. Since it was a smaller venue, it was nice to be able to see up close and ask as many questions as you wanted.

There was llama shirring

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Basket weaving

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Spinning

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Sheep Dog Hearding

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And of course there was knitting and weaving demonstrations as well.

It was a great weekend! I will definitely attend next year and if you are near the area, I hope you will too!

 

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