In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas, on Distaff day. The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work.
Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the wheel. During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them.
Spinners will gather at Six Loose Ladies on Sunday, January 7th from 12-4 for an informal celebration.
The spin-curious are welcome to come try their hand.
Spinning Fibers will be 20% off.