Black Sheep Handspinners Guild

Saturday, January 10, 2015


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:

Mary Miller/DearMary Handspun: Hand-woven and hand-spun towels, scarves, and placemats as well as hand-knit socks from my hand-spun yarns. Hand-spun skeins, from cobweb to chunky weight, from dyers such as Hello Yarn, Southern Cross, and Spunky Eclectic. Send Mail

Laurie Amentl glassmaker: Handmade drop spindles with glass whorls, other tools incorporating glass. Send Mail

Karey Solomon/Graceful Arts Fiber Studio - Dyed roving, hand-dyed sock yarns, knitting, crocheting, and tatting supplies. Send Mail

Holly Partridge: Teesdale fleeces and locks, other breeds to include Wensleydale.

Susan Sarabasha/Susan’s Spinning Bunny - Hand-dyed fibers and yarns, wheels, patterns, kits, accessories, and felting supplies. Send Mail

Jim Johnson/Hilltop Woodworking: Hand-turned spindles, folding spinning stools, Spin ’n Rides, wheels, and other spinning accessories. Send Mail

Elizabeth Kinne-Gossner/Stillmeadow Finn Sheep - Finn and Romney fibers, yarn, finished ítems, yarn bowls, and pottery. Send Mail

Lisa Merian/Spinner’s Hill - Hand-dyed roving, fiber blends, batts, and yarns. Also fiber arts supplies.

Margaret Flowers/Trìnity Farm - Icelandic fibers, hand-made soaps, and other spinning related products.

Kelli Terwilliger/Llady Llama Fiber Co - Hand-painted yarn and carded fiber batts, hand-turned drop spindles, niddy noddies, diz and threader sets, orifice hooks and shawl pins. Project totes and needle cases.

Robin Nistock/Nistock Farms - Roving, dyed locks, dyed sliver. Drop spindle kits, sheepskins. Send Mail


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
Eleven 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 10th!

Happy Spinning!