Hallockville Museum Farm Fleece & Fiber Festival features fiber artisans sharing their knitted, crocheted, woven, spun, and quilted works for sale. The Festival also includes sheep shearing demonstrations, some exceptional four-legged guests, and special fiber-focused tours of the Hallock Homestead. Food truck vendors will be available for lunch!
Demonstrations and activities include:
Animal Displays – Meet the sheep, llamas, and alpacas that provide the fleece and fiber needed to make fiber goods like yarn!
Basketweaving – Learn how plant fibers are woven into baskets and other functional pieces.
Carding & Spinning – See raw fiber being de-tangled and teased apart to prepare for the next part of the process, spinning. Watch spinners at their wheels and spindles turn fiber into spun yarn!
Knitting – Watch knitters up close as they work on a variety of wearable pieces. Plus pick up new techniques you can use on your own projects.
Needle Felting – Learn about how you can create sculptures from wool felt with this interesting technique.
Rug-Hooking – Watch and learn as skilled rug hookers demonstrate this craft.
Sheep & Llama Shearing – Learn how fiber is harvested during informative demonstrations by an expert shearer.
Weaving – The Hallockville looms will be on display to see how fiber can be woven into cloth and other pieces such as shawls and tapestries.
Quilting – Quilting artisans will demonstrate various forms of needlework.