January 9, 2005

Rock Day celebrates spinning

The Black Sheep Handspinners Guild celebrated Rock Day yesterday at the Varna Community Center. Vendors, speakers, and visitors braved sloppy winter weather to gather, and there were supplies of all kinds, spinning wheels, projects in progress, skeins of yarn, and finished projects all over the building.

Spinners at Rock Day
Spinners gathered for Rock Day

Spinning wheel maker Norm Hall was the featured guest, and people had brought a number of spinning wheels and other devices he'd crafted.

Norm Hall sets up a pendulum spinning wheel
Norm Hall sets up a pendulum spinning wheel.

I thought their turnout was amazing, but the organizers told me that it was only about half of the previous year, most likely thanks to the freezing rain and snow.

I've posted a gallery of pictures that gives a much better perspective on this than I can describe. Also, the Black Sheep meet at the Varna Community Center (map) from 11:00am to 3:00pm on the second Saturday of the month from September to May. (They meet in members' homes during the summer.)

Posted by simon at January 9, 2005 10:17 AM in ,
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Joyce Wickham said:

I have a Norm Hall cherry wheel, with accessories, and in pristine condition for sale. I acquired it when I lived in central NY and was president of a local spinning and weaving guild. I now live in Delaware and no longer spin. Please contact me at the email posted.

Diane E said:

Please email me about your wheel. I am interested. Thanks

Tama white said:

Can you send me more information on your Norm Hall wheel? I have one and would love to get one for my daughter.

Cathy said:

I am interested in your wheel if it is still available. Can you send a photo?
Many thanks,

Julie Wochos said:

Joyce, I imagine your wheel is long gone, but if it's not, I WANT IT!
Thanks so much, Julie