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Written by Bev Madere   
Sunday, 01 March 2009 19:02
Roc Day 2009 is now a memory but not forgotten by all who attended this year’s event at Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center. NOWG invites you to check out some of the day’s activities and events by viewing the Photo Gallery. Click on the first photo in each folder to begin a slide show to follow the day’s events through candid shots captured by several members of the Guild. May we suggest that you begin your visit with the Roc Day folder for views of the day from registration to shopping to catching up with friends, new and old.

In addition to the spinning, visiting and shopping, four interesting demonstrations of fiber techniques were presented - Rapid Warping to Weave, Felting, Rug Hooking and Knitting without knitting needles. NOWG member Martha Ward led the group through the steps to warp a ridged heddle loom in a matter of minutes. This technique of “speed warping” is linked to the Katrina Project and 2009 Roc Day’s theme, Threads to Recovery. Another NOWG member, Karen Pfeiffer’s demonstration gave insight into felting techniques she learned both in the United States and Germany to make a beautiful scarf. Rug Hooking was next with Roc Day participant, Carol Wood and rounding out the demonstrations was Roc Day Vendor, Marla Richard who showed how to use one of her beautiful Knitting Rakes – a technique of knitting in a most unusual way. Check out all the Demonstration Photos in the photo gallery.

The following are some comments about Roc Day 2009. Hope you enjoy reading them and feel free to send any thoughts you want to make about your experiences to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We would also like to see your candid photos and please let us know if we can post your comments on our website.

“This was my first Roc Day. It was great to join more than 100 fiber enthusiasts and enjoy seeing a variety of vendors’ wares, observe demonstrations, and take part in other events all in one excellent location. Being able to network with folks from throughout the region was a special treat. All of my expectations were met plus more! Now I am more determined than ever to “recover” my rusty weaving skills and pick up where I left off with weaving more than 30 years ago! Thanks for organizing such a pleasant event!” Pauline Fulda

“Great Roc Day! It was great visiting with everyone...demo on felting was excellent...food very good...vendors had lots to offer. Loved it! Thanks” Elaine Hurst

“2009 was my first Roc Day experience and it was quite something. All those vendors, offering all different kinds of merchandise - some things I didn't even know existed! The demonstrations of different techniques  (I don't need another fiber obsession....) The items displayed on the "fashion show" And, of course, all those fiber artists wearing their own unique creations. A wonderful experience - only problem was, it gave me "mental indigestion" and I am still processing the information.”
Olwyn M. Riddell

From Frank Aseron, one of our few male attendees…

“I rocked and rolled on ROC Day. So many different and beautiful spinning wheels, fibers of so many colors and texture, women of all ages in a zone, spinning to their hearts content.”
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