When is it?
The next Distaff Day is scheduled to be Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm
What happens at the event?
A gathering of all who love hand crafts will be working on their projects, showing each other their work, making new friends, rekindling old friendships and learning new things. Participants can get help, advice, and direction on projects they’re stuck on.
How much does it cost?
We do need to pay for the meeting space this year, and will be asking for a nominal $5 entrance donation from each adult entrant. Students are free with school ID.
Is there a Ravelry group for this?
Yes, the link can be found here. Come and Join us to chat about what you would like to see from this event.
Who runs the event?
Distaff Day is put together by volunteeers who love the event and is not affiliated with any commercial enterprise.
What does “Distaff Day” mean?
A “distaff” is the rod that holds unspun fibers while using a drop spindle. It facilitates the spinning process by keeping the fibers untangled for the spinner. The term can also be used to mean women in general.
The phrase “Distaff Day” comes from an old world tradition of getting back to work after the celebrating the 12 days of Christmas. Women would resume regular household chores on that 13th day. Modern women have adopted this day to celebrate our many crafts and enjoy it together.
Will there be vendors?
Yes! Our location makes no demands or restrictions on Vending at the event. We have several vendors already confirmed, and are more than happy to speak with prospective Vendors. In addition, participants are welcome to bring Items from their Stash to sell.
What kind of crafter can come?
This event is for anyone who loves fiber crafting including spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving, beading, cross stitch, needlepoint, sewing, smocking, embroidery, etc. Young or Old, Male or Female, if you love Fiber, please join us!
Can I bring Food?
Yes! Our current location does not have restrictions on food. Your host committee will supply complimentary Coffee and Tea. Please bring your own cup. We will also be bringing a selection of Pot Luck finger foods. Feel free to bring a dish to pass. You may bring a bag lunch, share in the nibbles, or go out to a local establishment of your choice. Please note that our new location for 2018 is a hotel ballroom and we do not have a refrigerator to store food either before or after lunch. Please plan accordingly.