Spinners and fiber fanatics gathered at the Westford Museum Sunday to celebrate St. Distaff's Day.
Spinners from across New England met at the Westford Museum Sunday afternoon to celebrate St. Distaff's Day, a European spinning holiday. A spinning group meets at the museum two nights a month, but this annual spinning bee attracted people from hundreds of miles away for a day of learning and celebrating their historic craft. For more information on the museum and spinning group, please visit thei museum's website.
Westford Museum and Historical Society will host the annual St. Distaff's Day Spinning Bee on Sunday.
The Westford Museum and Historical Society will host its annual St. Distaff's Day Spinning Bee on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event celebrates the European winter holiday. The public is welcome. In England and many other European countries, women would take a break from spinning fiber for fabric from Christmas to Twelfth Night. St. Distaff's Day on Jan. 7 is the day that spinners return to their trade and celebrate the art. Westford's event will be open to both spinners from around the New England area and any interested members of the public. People are welcome to come see the museum, talk to spinners as they work, and take part in a silent auction. Museum and Historical Society Director and avid spinner, Penny Lacroix, said she …