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St. Distaff Day, spin in

Join us for a wonderful day of spinning, socializing, food and fun. Bring your show & tell and leave inspired and laden with full bobbins. Bring a bag lunch for yourself and we'll provide drinks and home baked goodies for your sweet tooth.

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Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff's Day, one of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations.

In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the wheel. During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them. Spinning was the only means of turning raw wool, cotton or flax into thread, which could then be woven into cloth.

 

 

Earlier Event: January 5
Knitted Knockers
Later Event: January 10
Weaving