What is Distaff Day?

Historical Roots

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.

 

Modern Celebration

Orlando Distaff Day is a day long event celebrating the fiber arts. Spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, and all other fiber art lovers come together for a day of fun and fellowship. Whatever your favorite fiber art, this event is for you!

Bring along your project bag and spend the day with like-minded people. You will have plenty of time to socialize and discuss methods, techniques, ask questions, relax, and most importantly, have fun!