Black Sheep Handspinners Guild

The next Roc Day celebration will be on January 12, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm.  

Open to the Public

Free Admission

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UFO (UnFinished Object) Project Contest




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

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UFO (UnFinished Object) Project Contest:

  1. Dig out one of your unfinished objects and turn it into a finished project.
  2. Use your own hand spun yarn except for embellishments, but-tons, etc...
  3. Finish the project you started. You may have to undo part to achieve that end. ie: turn a long sleeved sweater into a short sleeved sweater because you ran out of yarn on the second sleeve but NOT turn a sweater into a hat or shawl.
  4. If you are one of those spinners who spins as they knit, you may introduce new yarn from the same source as the original yarn of the UFO.
  5. A short history - how old (best guess), when started, who for, and anything else you want to add. Keep it anonymous.
  6. Judging will be people's choice.


Vendor List:

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

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

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.

Nistock Farms - Roving, dyed locks, dyed sliver. Drop spindle kits, sheepskins. Cotswold yarn, drop spindle kits, quilt batting, fiber tools and equipment. Cotswold and other fleeces. Send Mail

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

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

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

Trìnity Farm - Icelandic and Shetland fleece, rovings, and hand-spun yarns, hand-made sheep milk soaps, original needle-felted creations.

Julia Gray - Wool Ewe Play Plant dyed wool, needle felted critters, hand made books, plant dyed hand spun and commercial yarn, & felt.

Pictures of previous Roc Days:


Foreground: Spin-In; Background: Potluck lunch

Anne modeling a raffle item

roc day 2011
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!

Happy Spinning!