January 22nd, 2021
Restored from 03/12/2019
Medieval manuscripts contain many illustrations of people spinning wool into yarn using a spindle & distaff. Discover how the distaff acts as a third hand, holding your fibre in a tidy bundle enabling you to draft single handed & have a hand free to twirl your spindle.
Mary Cleaton & Jane Hunt of The Decaversham Household re-enactment group will share their research into medieval distaff spinning & show you how to prepare wool fibres to dress your distaff, before teaching you the basics of distaff spinning...
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