Distaff Day

  • 7 Jan 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for St. Distaff's Day! Come see demonstrations and learn about the art of spinning and other fibre arts!

"Saint Distaff's Day is one of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations.

The distaff, or roc, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work.[1] In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the wheel. During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them. Spinning was the only means of turning raw wool, cotton or flax into thread, which could then be woven into cloth." --Wikipedia

Visit us: 

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturdays:  10:00am - 1:00pm

Sundays:  Closed

360 George St N, Unit #3, Peterborough Square

Peterborough, ON   K9H 7E7

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The Artisans Centre Peterborough respectfully acknowledges that

our centre is located on Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and is in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations.   


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