Distaff Day

Distaff Day, also called St Distaff’s Day although there’s no actual saint involved, falls on the 7th January, The day after Epiphany and the end of the twelve days of Christmas celebrations.. Traditionally it was the day when women went back to their household duties and once again took up their distaffs and spindles to…

The Flax into Linen Project – Part One

Turning flax into linen is this summer’s spinning and weaving project. Flax is the fibre that comes from the plant Linum usitatissimum. Once it has been processed and spun (and then woven) it becomes linen. The aim of this project  – which could be subtitled ‘Yet more adventures in spinning and weaving.’  is to take…