Iviva Olenick

Breukelen Country Fair, September 2018

The last Saturday in September is the Breukelen Country Fair at the Wyckoff Museum and Farm. Families from nearby East Flatbush and Canarsie, and all over the borough, participate in free, hands-on art activities. This year, artists included Lisa Sikorski doing indigo dyeing from commercial pigment; Jennifer Harley co-creating a sculpture with visitors; the Sculptor’s Alliance and Yasmin Gur, and Wampum making with Arthur Kirmss.
Pictured are walk-in embroidery students, most between the ages of 11–15, although there were even some toddlers and plenty of adults stitching for the first time, or reviving a latent skill.
Odes to family through initials were a common theme at this year’s embroidery station at the Breukelen Country Fair at Wyckoff Museum and Farm. 9/22/18
Sewing for the first time at the Breukelen Country Fair at Wyckoff Museum and Farm. The lines of the patterned fabric served as a guide for those wanting to stitch “straight lines.”
While some students focused on straight lines, others used the embroidery hoop as a cue to stitch in circles. This student was determined to add the initials of all her family members. She worked tirelessly for several hours…
Saturday, 9/22/18 at the Wyckoff Museum and Farm Breukelyn Country Fair.