Distaff’s, not just for walking sticks or zombie survival weapons. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary has a very brief description of distaff.
As per my usual, I’ve scouted the internet to find different bits of information on the subject of the distaff for you.
Here is an article, “Saint Distaff’s Day – marking the end of the Christmas Break” by Maureen James. A good read of the why.
Take a virtual visit to the British Museum to learn more about the distaff shown below.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license from the British Museum
A few of my wheels with distaff’s.
L. Kromski Minstrel c.2005
R. Jensen Tina II c.2012
Let’s dress a naked distaff:
There’s more than one way to get dressed:
A flax dressing:
Spinning from around the world with a distaff:
A little distaff and spinning to watch as you work on your own:
One last distaff for you to make yourself. The Gypsy Wrist Distaff.
Happy distaff spinning…