January 7 is Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. This day marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas when women resumed their household work and went back to spinning. I have read that the term St. Distaff's Day is unofficial as there is no such… Continue reading St. Distaff’s Day 2018
As fiber enthusiasts, finding a good documentary on the craft is always a good thing. Enjoy! A short film by Phil Ives
Today I finished the plying of the Qiviut fiber I spun on Saturday. With that drying and my Polonaise wheel set up for lace/fingering weight spinning, I grabbed the yak I found in my stash. I have to say, I found the Qiviut fiber easier to handle and spin than this yak. Maybe I spoiled… Continue reading Yak Attack!