DISTAFF WORKSHOP - Saturday 20th August 10am - 4pm
*MAXIMUM NUMBER FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS 8*
Medieval manuscripts contain many illustrations of people spinning wool into yarn using a spindle & distaff.
The distaff goes back in time beyond the medieval period as a method of spinning - at least to the pre-viking era of North Western Europe & Britain.
Distaff spinning is not dropping a spindle as spinning is often depicted.
During the workshop day, distaff spinning experts Mary Cleaton & Jane Hunt will share their research into distaff spinning. They will show you how to prepare wool fibres and dress a distaff before teaching the basics of distaff spinning.
Equipment will be available to purchase if you wish at the end of the workshop at a cost of £25.
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Accommodation is not included but if required it is available within the local area, some suggestions can be found on our 'local accommodation' page - please arrange this yourself. Refreshments are provided on the day but not lunches. Please bring your own drinking vessel for hygiene reasons.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park.
*Please bring a packed lunch, own drinking vessel and face mask*.
Attendees must be over 16.