Friday, July 23, 2010

Peconic Ruggers Summer Hook In

Peconic Ruggers at Hallockville
July 24, 2010
10 AM to 4 PM

The Peconic Ruggers will demonstrate at Hallockville Museum Farm on July 24 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Rug Hooking is a primitive folk craft with roots in North America going back to the early 19th century. Women collected scraps and remnants from old household fabrics, cut them into thin strips and weaved them through empty burlap feed sacks to create beautiful floor coverings for their homes.  The Peconic Ruggers is a craft guild dedicated to the preservation and celebration of this traditional American pastime. The Ruggers Hook-In brings together artisans from all over Long Island who share a passion for hand hooked rugs.  Visitors will learn about this fascinating art form and have an opportunity to purchase finished products, ready-made kits, patterns, and other supplies.

Call Hallockville at 631-298-5292 for additional information and directions.
The event is free and open to the general public. 

The weatherman is calling for high temperatures, but we will be out under the apple trees with the lovely breeze that always blows across the farm fields.  The Ruggers will supply lots of cool beverages and lunch is pot luck.  Hope to see you there!

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