Use any technique for a hand made hat that uses 100% of your own hand spun yarn and of your
own making. That means the hat can be knit, naalbinded, woven, crocheted, knit/fulled, etc. The
hand spun can be any fiber(s), plies, or colors. Only hand spun yarn, no beads, no ribbons, no
feathers, no shells, sticks or stones, etc.
If you want to enter more than one hat in the competition, they must be different techniques or patterns.
For example with 2 knit hats, 1 Fair Isle/1 cabled. Or 3 hats,1 knit/1 crocheted/1 woven.
Or 3 hats, 1 intarsia knit/ 1 rib knit/ 1 woven. Or 4 hats, 1 knit/fulled/ 1 brioche knit,/1 lace
knit/ 1 crocheted.
A small sample (12 inches or so) of the hand spun yarn used should accompany the hat. The hats
need to be turned in at the competition table by 11 AM in order to be up in time for them to be
numbered and displayed and time for people to vote on them. Hats will be judged by the public as
each person entering will receive a voting ballot to be deposited in a large container labeled Vote
for Your Favorite Hat . The prizes will be announced at 1:30 PM just before the auction. There
will be first, second and third prizes.
Isinglass Design: Laurie Ament glassmaker -- Handmade drop spindles with glass whorls, shawl pins, buttons, and glass beads. Send Mail
By Jim - Hilltop Woodworking: Hand-turned spindles, folding stools, Spin'n Rides, and other spinning accessories. Send Mail
Dear Mary Handspun and Handwoven: 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
Trìnity Farm - Icelandic and Shetland fleece, rovings, and hand-spun yarns, hand-made sheep milk soaps, original needle-felted creations.
Schedule of Activities:
10:00 to 2:00/2:30 Spinning circle, shopping opportunities, traditional Mexican weaving, pendulum and double flyer wheels, fiber tasting table
10:30: Workshop: Felting
11:00: Last chance to hand in your hat for the hat competition
11:00: Demonstration: Electric Spinner, Lois Swales
11:30: Demonstration: Kumihimo, Marjorie Inana
11:30: Workshop: Charkha spinning
11:30-1:30: Dish-to-Pass Luncheon for all (Kitchen and Eating Rooms) Bring a dish, share a dish
12:30: Demonstration: Spinning cotton on a great wheel, Kathy Halton
1:00: Demonstration: Spinning flax, Sue Quick
1:00: Sale of raffle tickets ends
1:30: Presentation of raffle items to winners, followed by awarding prizes to the winners of the hat competition
2:00 - 2:30 (clean-up time): Celebration ends for today - we hope to see you next year! Thank you for joining us today!
Pictures of previous Roc Days:
Foreground: Spin-In; Background: Potluck lunch
Anne modeling a raffle item
Ten 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!