Events

Spring Pysanka Workshops

Join instructor, Hannah Ritter, for our Spring Pysanka workshops, April 7th and May 5th!  They will feature a floral design based on traditional motifs.  Beginners will complete a Pysanka in approximately 2 1/2 hours.  Several design variants will be presented, and dye color choices will be available.  Sessions will be suitable for both beginners and experienced eggers, and students can attend both sessions!

Pysanky is a centuries-old folk art, primarily Ukrainian with variants found throughout Eastern Europe.  Melted wax is applied with special tools to an eggshell which is then dipped in dye.  Successive layers of wax are applied, followed by additional colored dye baths, resulting in complex designs and patterns. Many traditional designs carry symbolic meanings originating in Pagan times.

Members: $40 | Non-Members: $50

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Instructor Bio: Hannah Ritter has a BS in Art and Design from MIT.  She has worked and exhibited in a variety of media, primarily encaustic and printmaking.  She was a longtime member of the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington and has taught adult classes at a variety of locations including the Great Neck Adult Program.  Soon after relocating to Hampton Bays, she took a Pysanky workshop and was instantly hooked!  Writing Pysanky is fun, rewarding, and has truly endless possibilities.  She has exhibited her eggs and presented workshops at several area libraries and galleries. Etsy shop:  HannahSellsShells | Instagram: @ritterart

Spring Pysanka Workshops

Join instructor, Hannah Ritter, for our Spring Pysanka workshops, April 7th and May 5th!  They will feature a floral design based on traditional motifs.  Beginners will complete a Pysanka in approximately 2 1/2 hours.  Several design variants will be presented, and dye color choices will be available.  Sessions will be suitable for both beginners and experienced eggers, and students can attend both sessions!

Pysanky is a centuries-old folk art, primarily Ukrainian with variants found throughout Eastern Europe.  Melted wax is applied with special tools to an eggshell which is then dipped in dye.  Successive layers of wax are applied, followed by additional colored dye baths, resulting in complex designs and patterns. Many traditional designs carry symbolic meanings originating in Pagan times.

Members: $40 | Non-Members: $50

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Instructor Bio: Hannah Ritter has a BS in Art and Design from MIT.  She has worked and exhibited in a variety of media, primarily encaustic and printmaking.  She was a longtime member of the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington and has taught adult classes at a variety of locations including the Great Neck Adult Program.  Soon after relocating to Hampton Bays, she took a Pysanky workshop and was instantly hooked!  Writing Pysanky is fun, rewarding, and has truly endless possibilities.  She has exhibited her eggs and presented workshops at several area libraries and galleries. Etsy shop:  HannahSellsShells | Instagram: @ritterart

Maritime Traditions: Decoy Carvers

Join Hallockville and Long Island Traditions on April 7th (1-3PM), in welcoming four native Long Island decoy carvers: George Rigby Jr., Captain Don Law, Scott Lechmanski and Captain Jack Combs. Duck Decoys are considered a traditional woodworking craft, dating back thousands of years, and are recognized as important pieces of Maritime Folk Art heritage locally and nationally. Come spend the afternoon enjoying, viewing and learning about one of our island’s maritime traditions, decoy carving.

Please click over to our events page, Maritime Traditions, for more information on each one of the decoy carvers!

Reservations are requested. Tickets may be purchased in advanced by calling Hallockville Museum Farm at 631.298.5292 or online. Advanced tickets are $10Tickets at the door may be purchased on a first-come first-served basis for $15 each or two tickets for $25. Space is limited.

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Venue Information: All lectures will take place in the new Hallock State Park visitors center located next to the Hallockville Museum Farm campus. The address is 6062 Sound Avenue.

*partial support provided by New York State Council on the Arts*

 

Rigid Heddle Loom Exploration (Part I & Part II)

PART I: Getting to Know Your Rigid Heddle Loom | March 30, 10am – 2pm

Ever been curious about the art of weaving? Do you have a loom that’s gathering dust or hasn’t even been taken out of its package? It’s time for you to get acquainted with that loom! Judy Barth, a local weaver, will go over basic set-up, warping your loom and some basic concepts on weaving including choosing the right yarns for the right sett. You will be contacted before the class to make sure you have all the correct supplies.

***A very limited number of practice looms will be available on a first-come first-served basis. For those taking BOTH Parts: looms will not be available to take home in-between classes. If you would like to use a Hallockville practice loom you MUST call 631.298.5292 to register for the class.

PART II: Weaving on Your Rigid Heddle Loom | April 6, 10am to 2pm

Now that you’ve learned to set-up and properly warp your loom it’s time to weave! Join us for a class that will explore pattern designs, pick-up-sticks and skills to enhance your weaving technique. ***You do not need to take Part I: Getting to Know Your Rigid Heddle Loom to take this class BUT you must come to class with a fully warped loom.

 

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Pricing:

Hallockville Members: $80 OR $130 for BOTH PART I AND PART II

Non-Members: $90 OR $150 for BOTH PART I AND PART II

About Judy Barth: Judy Barth, a North Fork native, re-entered the fiber world in 2005. An avid knitter, she became fascinated by the art of weaving which has become her true passion for the past six years. She is well versed in weaving with a rigid heddle loom as well as four and eight shaft floor looms. Currently, Judy is a knitting instructor at Altman’s Needlearts located in Mattituck. Judy is also a member of the Paumanok Weavers Guild.

Rigid Heddle Loom Exploration (Part I & Part II)

PART I: Getting to Know Your Rigid Heddle Loom | March 30, 10am – 2pm

Ever been curious about the art of weaving? Do you have a loom that’s gathering dust or hasn’t even been taken out of its package? It’s time for you to get acquainted with that loom! Judy Barth, a local weaver, will go over basic set-up, warping your loom and some basic concepts on weaving including choosing the right yarns for the right sett. You will be contacted before the class to make sure you have all the correct supplies.

***A very limited number of practice looms will be available on a first-come first-served basis. For those taking BOTH Parts: looms will not be available to take home in-between classes. If you would like to use a Hallockville practice loom you MUST call 631.298.5292 to register for the class.

PART II: Weaving on Your Rigid Heddle Loom | April 6, 10am to 2pm

Now that you’ve learned to set-up and properly warp your loom it’s time to weave! Join us for a class that will explore pattern designs, pick-up-sticks and skills to enhance your weaving technique. ***You do not need to take Part I: Getting to Know Your Rigid Heddle Loom to take this class BUT you must come to class with a fully warped loom.

 

Click Here to Register

Pricing:

Hallockville Members: $80 OR $130 for BOTH PART I AND PART II

Non-Members: $90 OR $150 for BOTH PART I AND PART II

About Judy Barth: Judy Barth, a North Fork native, re-entered the fiber world in 2005. An avid knitter, she became fascinated by the art of weaving which has become her true passion for the past six years. She is well versed in weaving with a rigid heddle loom as well as four and eight shaft floor looms. Currently, Judy is a knitting instructor at Altman’s Needlearts located in Mattituck. Judy is also a member of the Paumanok Weavers Guild.

Easter/Spring Heirloom Basket Weaving

Join instructor, Barbara Chuvalas, in weaving a beautiful heirloom basket, just in time for Easter and/or Spring! Baskets will start with a wooden base and be constructed out of natural and pastel colored reed. The basket will be finished with a lovely oak handle for easy carrying!

Supplies to bring: scissors, 20 spring-clip clothes pins, spray bottle, small flat head screwdriver, needle-nose pliers and a pencil.

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$75 Member | $85 Non-Member

Materials Fee: $30 due at time of class, paid directly to instructor.

*Feel free to bring a bagged lunch*

National Quilting Day 2019

Hallockville Museum Farm & Suffolk County Historical Society are excited to sponsor 2019 National Quilting Day. Join us for a presentation and demonstration of this year’s theme, Preserving the Fabrics of Your Life. National Quilting Day is observed annually on the 3rd Saturday in March and celebrates this traditional craft and art form along with recognizing quilt makers and the love and skill that goes into the making of quilts.

 

Preserving the Fabrics of Your Life”  Presenter: Susan Jerome

Nearly all families have a treasured quilt, wedding dress or other precious textile heirloom. But are these treasures being properly handled and stored? There are so many questions to consider: should an old quilt be washed? What about dry cleaning? What’s the best way to store a wedding dress? Can all the spots come out of the tablecloth or should you just live with them? And when should you call in the professional?

Susan Jerome is an expert in textile history and storage practices. Ms. Jerome will discuss how to evaluate old fabrics and appropriate ways to preserve these often fragile textiles. Her presentation will be followed by a “bed-turning” demonstration, where she will feature quilts from her own collection to demonstrate simple preservation techniques that everyone can use to preserve their own family treasures.

Tickets

$25 General Public | $20 Hallockville or SCHS Members

Seats are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

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or call

Hallockville at 631.298.5292 or SCHS at 631.727.2881

Springtime Scherenschnitte

Join instructor, Janice Nesta, to learn the art of German Paper Cutting! Sherenschnitte (pronounced sher-en-schnit-uh) is a German folk art that dates back hundreds of years.   It is a paper cutting craft easily learned by beginners.  In this class we will be concentrating on Spring themed patterns.   Leave winter behind for a few hours while cutting paper patterns. The finished pieces can be used as framed artwork, cards and in scrapbooking projects.  You will finish a several pretty designs in class.

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Members: $75    | Non-Members: $85

Bring a pair of small, sharp, pointed scissors (ex: embroidery scissors).  All other supplies will be provided in class.

Please make sure your scissors are as described above.  It is difficult to cut with dull, thick or larger scissors!

Also, feel free to bring lunch!

Transform Your Wool: Learn to Wet Felt!

Join instructor, Anne Heavey, to learn the craft of Wet Felting! Feltmaking is a centuries old craft, even older than spinning and weaving! Wet felting is the process of combining layers of wool roving mixed with hot water, soap and agitation into one flat piece of felt fabric. You will start off your day learning and observing the art of wetfelting. After, you will learn how to make your own wet felt, as well as, create a beautiful Shamrock Pin! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! You will take home a complete kit and the felt you created!

* All materials will be provided for class but, please bring a towel, it is needed for wetfelting!*

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$30 Members | $40 Non-Members

$13 Materials fee due at class

Instructor Bio: Anne Heavey, Anne Heavey was born and grew up in Ireland. At a young age, she was introduced to many crafts, such as; knitting, crocheting, sewing, cross stitch and embroidery. A lot of what Anne was taught came from her mother, who was an avid crafter. Anne and her family immigrated to the United States in 1989 and as her children were growing up, she mostly did a lot of knitting. Her first introduction to wet felting came when she took a class with her sister, in Ireland! She found it fascinating, as she had never worked with unspun wool before. Anne started to learn more about the felting process and the different types of wool that was best for felting. Along the way, she learned how to make many different felting projects using unspun wool and spun wool. Anne’s interest and love of textile crafts lead her to where she is today; an avid knitter and felter along with, crafts like spinning and weaving.