Black Sheep Handspinners Guild

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Open to the Public


Free Admission



Skein Competition
Pictures of previous Roc Days
Poster (pdf)




All Saints Church, 347 Ridge Rd. (Rte 34B) Lansing NY. Parking is behind the church.

Mapquest Map


Skein Competition

The Black Sheep Handspinners Guild will be hosting a spinning competition this year.

Click here for full rules.

Classes are as follows:
1)Proficiency of spin: a 2 ounce skein 100% wool
2)Proficiency of spin: a 2 ounce skein wool blend or any other fiber
3)Novelty yarn: a 2 ounce skein, spun using any technique or fiber
4)Novice yarn: a 2 ounce skein spun by a person new to spinning in the last year
5)Project basket: Containing fiber, pattern, spun yarn, and swatch.

We will be asking all Roc Day attendees to participate in our viewer's choice selection. Vote on the submission you most like. The entry with the most votes will be awarded a prize.

Vendor List:

Crayon Box Designs(Carol Schwartzott) - Wool/Blends rovings, hand-processed & dyed, hand-spun yarns, Kits for mitts, infant sweaters, patterns, misc. hand tools (needles etc.), trims, upholstery remnants, fiber related items,  finished mittens, gauntlets (kits), tote bags, hats.

Hilltop Woodworking(Jim Johnson) - Spinning tools including but not limited to spindles, stools, wheels.

Llady Llama Fiber Company(Kelli and Becky Terwilliger) - Hand dyed combed top & batts.  Spinning tools, project bags, knitting tools, stitch markers, needle cases, hand dyed yarn.

Mary Miller Yarns (Mary Miller) - Hand spun yarns, handknitted and handwoven items.

Melissa Jean Designs - Handknit design, buttons.

Susan's Spinning Bunny(Susan Sarabasha) - Hand dyed fibers & Yarns, patterns, kits, knitting/spinning accessories.

Spinner's Hill(Lisa Ann Merian) - Carding, spinning, weaving, Rug hooking, felting, Dyeing supplies and some equipment - mostly fiber from my sheep.  Dyed and blended with other natural fibers added such as silk, mohair, alpaca in batts and hand painted or tone on tone rovings/top.

Spun Right Round(Renee Hahnel) - Hand dyed fibers and yarns.

Trinity Farm - Shetland and Icelandic wool and yarn.


Schedule of Activities:

10:00-3:45: Vending (Main Area) Vendors will be selling a variety of fibers, yarns, and tools for a variety of fiber crafts.

10:30-3:30: Spin/Knit/Crochet/Weave-In! (Main Area) Meet other fiber artists or learn more about spinning.

10:45-2:30: Ask A Spinner (Main Area) Some guild members in the spinning circle will have signs encouraging you to ask about what they are doing.

11:30-1:30: Dish-to-Pass Luncheon for all (Kitchen and Eating Rooms) Bring a dish, share a dish.

12:30-1:00: Raffle Drawings (Main Area) Raffle winners will be announced.

2:45-3:00: Skein Competition Winners (Main Area) The winners of the skein spinning competition and the Viewer's Choice will be announced. Yarns can be picked up after the announcement.

4:00: Roc Day Fiber Fair Closes

Pictures of previous Roc Days:


Foreground: Spin-In; Background: Potluck lunch

Anne modeling a raffle item

roc day 2011
Nine vendors provide many opportunities for stash enhancement


The Black Sheep Handspinners Guild of Ithaca NY, host of Roc Day, is interested in promoting and continuing the art of handspinning all kinds of fiber.

Member interests range broadly within and beyond handspinning, from fiber plant farming and animal husbandry to dyeing, blending, knitting, crocheting, lace-making, weaving, felting, fly-tying, bow-string construction and beyond.

We look forward to celebrating Roc Day with you on January 9th!

Happy Spinning!