St. Distaff's Day

Description: 

Join the Fort St John North Peace Museum on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 1 - 4 pm with the North Peace Spinners and Weavers to mark St. Distaff’s Day! 

This day traditionally marked the first day back to work following the twelve days of Christmas. In the Middle Ages, women of all classes resumed their spinning on this day, using a distaff and drop spindle. Watch spinning and weaving demonstrations, try out a drop spindle, and discover the history of this celebration.

Free admission. Donations welcome. Call 250-787-0430 for more information.

Event Type: 
Community Events
Location: 
Fort St John North Peace Museum
Event Date(s): 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00