Black Sheep Handspinners Guild

The next Roc Day celebration will be on January 11, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm.  

Open to the Public

Free Admission

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

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Spin for and make a cowl!

The guild purchased targhee top, and distributed equal sized braids to whoever was interested in spinning it, in order to make a cowl. The spinners may knit, crochet, weave, or whatever, to make their cowl.

The finished items will be displayed and evaluated on the Roc Day meeting.

There will be winners chosen by the evaluators, and a People's Choice winner.



Vendor List:

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

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.

Lochan Mor Farm - Roving, yarns, hand dyed locks and raw fleeces from Angora goats, Leicester Longwools, Romeldale CVMs and Romney sheep.

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!