Monday, January 03, 2011

Waiting for Distaff Day

You know about Distaff day, right? It's the day after the 12 days of Christmas.

The tradition is spinners and weavers did no work during the 12 days of Christmas. On the 13th day, the spinners returned to their spindles and wheels. As the weavers, usually men at this point in history, had an extra day off, there was much fun and games between them and the spinners.

Locally, they take this tradition very seriously. There are several Distaff day celebrations every year, usually on the Saturday after the holidays. Hopefully I can attend one of them.

But in the mean time, I have been preparing fibre for when I can return to spinning.

Blue Face Leicester. Isn't it pretty?

1 comment:

Josiane said...

Distaff Day celebrations must be a lot of fun!
Your BFL is really pretty - lovely colours, and so shiny!