Sunday, January 10, 2016

Let's Roc

Distaff Day, 
also called Roc day, is January 7.
Many St. Distaff's Day gatherings are held, large and small, throughout local fiber community. 
The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work.

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.
( via Wiki )

Snap of the car trunk yesterday on the way to our yearly Saint Distaff Day
gathering.  Twin Lady Bugs and Lendrum loaded..
Thanks Linda for hosting..
As always it was a wonderful day of food, fun, 
lots of laughter and spinning.

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