The annual Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair kicked off on May 19 at Hallockville Museum Farm which co-produced the event with Long Island Yarn and Farm in Yaphank. The weekend-long celebration of all things fiber arts featured a plethora of activities and demonstrations such as crafting, hands-on learning, dyeing, weaving, needle felting, rug hooking, and basket weaving. The farm’s Naugles Barn Fiber Market offered handmade supplies and products made by local vendors.
Guests saw how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into finished pieces of clothing and art. Animals were on display and attendees experienced sheep herding and llama shearing.
Children met animals prized for their fur such as alpacas, llamas, and angora rabbits.
Hallockville is located at 6038 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. For more information on events and activities offered by the farm, visit www.hallockville.com.