Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Roc Day 2010

  Roc Day is traditionally celebrated on the 12th day of Christmas but we take small liberties with that date to fit our schedule.   From year to year, we don't know just how the weather is going to welcome us on the second Saturday of January.  In 2009 we had a great storm, but the year before was mild.  This year was extremely cold with localized squalls but the sun actually made an appearance.  It's a crap shoot but we still do our planning, starting back in August, to get ready.  Our committee, made up of 6-8 Black Sheep Handspinners members, get together about every 3 weeks at our favorite meeting place, upstairs in the Wegman's cafe right before Knit Knite.  Very convenient for many of us, especially those who love to knit for hours on end.

We have workshops, kids activities, spinning circles, vendors, a nummy extensive dish to pass, Chinese auction raffles, demos and lots of socializing.   Folks come from Corning, Rochester, Utica and other parts of the state to celebrate our addiction together.

We love how light and friendly our new space at All Saints Parish Hall is.

Ruth, sitting in the demo area, explaining to a reporter about spindling.
(Antique great wheel on the left, antique signed gossip wheel center and the back of my booth on the right.)

Bill Bartlett, our featured fiber artist, demonstrating overshot weaving.

part of the vending area

Vendors taking a quick eating break during a lull.

And a good time was had by all.
If you live nearby and spin, or want to learn to spin, please join us the second Saturday of the month, Sept - May, at All Saints Parish Hall in Lansing, NY,  11-3.

1 comment:

Benita said...

Now that looks like fun!