All Saints Church, 347 Ridge Rd. (Rte 34B) Lansing NY. Parking is behind the church.
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.
Graceful Arts Fiber Studio(Karey Solomon) - Hand-painted rovings, Majacraft spinning wheels, handpainted yarns, neat stuff for art yarns.
Hilltop Woodworking(Jim Johnson) - Spinning tools including but not limited to spindles, stools, wheels.
Johanneshof Romneys (Christine Johnson) - Romney - self-raised fiber, fleeces, roving, combed top, yarn. Hand crafted buttons, note-cards.
Laughing Goat Fiber Farm(Lisa Ferguson) - Roving, yarn, socks, hats, rugs, scarves and other hand made items.
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.
Nistock Farms(Robin Nistock) - Raw & Processed wool for spinning, yarn, sheepskins, quilt batts, drop spindles & kits, felt sheets.
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.
Stillmeadow Finnsheep(Elizabeth H. Kinne Gossner) - Pottery: yarn bowls, small double bowls for knitting notions, spindle storage pots. Fiber: washed Finn fleece, natural and dyed roving, handspun yarn.
Marianne Pelletier, Room A
$25 INCLUDES MATERIALS
This is the class for people to test their interest in spindle spinning. Beginners welcome! Students will learn how to spindle spin using spindles and fiber owned and provided by the guild. You will learn what fibers work best for beginning spindlers and why; what happens when you put twist into fiber and how to manage the spindle
and fiber to produce a pleasing usable yarn. This is a skill that develops with practice. Test out your interest in the class before investing in your own spindle and fiber.
Carding and Flicking
Marjorie Inana, Room B
$25 INCLUDES FIBER
Not a beginner spinning class. Students must be comfortable spinning and plying yarn from various fibers. This workshop will give you an opportunity to learn how to use your carders and flicker to prepare fibers in a variety of ways. There will be loaner hand carders and flickers available if you don’t have your own and are thinking about buying them. There will not be enough for each student, so if you have your own, please bring them or plan to share the loaners with other students. Materials: Bring your carders and flicker if you have them and a spindle or wheel to try spinning the different preparations that you will learn to prepare in the class.
Intro to Lace Knitting, Eyelet by Eyelet
Kiko Nobusawa, Room C
$25 class fee. Please bring some leftover sock/dk/light-worsted yarn and needles that produce a relaxed stockinette stitch for you.
Many often assume that the complex-looking texture of knitted lace involves equally difficult techniques. But most classic lace motifs are just made up of eyelets (yo, k2tog) in an otherwise straight stockinette fabric, so anyone comfortable with cast-on and basic knit & purl stitches can easily knit beautiful lace. We'll knit a small swatch of lace in this workshop, starting with single eyelets then working up to a short pattern repeat (which also introduces chart-reading).
Design Your Own Triangular Shawl
Terry Winer, Room B
$25 class fee. Materials: Bring a sample of the yarn you will be using along with the estimated yardage.
Learn how to design a top-down triangle-shaped shawl using your one-of-kind hand-spun or hand–dyed single skein of yarn. We will cover various triangle shapes, how to pick a lace pattern and fit it into the working area, how to incorporate color into your design and how to anticipate when you will run out of yarn. This workshop is best for skeins that have at least 300 to 400 yards.
Highly recommended is that you work a swatch at different needle sizes to choose which one to use. Do not cut your yarn, though, as you will want to use every inch of your handiwork.
Intro to Fair Isle Knitting
Hickory Lee, Room C
$25 class fee. Materials: Please bring 2 balls of worsted weight yarn in a light and medium color and 16" or 24" circular needles size 7 or 8.
Have you admired complicated looking Fair Isle knits? This technique looks harder than it is. Really! Hickory Lee of Knitting Etc. will teach this class, an introduction to stranded (aka: Fair Isle) knitting. We'll try a variety of ways to hold and knit with two colors in a round. English, pickers, throwers, continental knitters are all welcome.
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.
10:30-12:00: Morning Workshop Session (see schedules for location) Class topics include Beginning Spindle Spinning, Carding and Flicking, and Lace Knitting.
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.
1:00-2:30: Afternoon Workshop Sessions (see schedules for location) Class topics include Designing Your Own Knit Triangular Shawl and Intro to Fair Isle Knitting.
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
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!