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Distaff Day at Dey Mansion

Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the “twelve days of Christmas.” Women of all classes would spend their evenings 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 would then be woven into cloth.

The Dey Mansion will be conducting Spinning Wheel demonstrations and holding a workshop on how to use a Drop Spindle. Fee for the workshop, demo, and supplies is $20 per person. Regular admission will be charged for those not particpating in the workshop portion.

To reserve your place in the workshop, contact the Dey Mansion at 973-696-1776 or [email protected].org

In case of snow, the event will be rescheduled to January 14, 2018.


Sunday, January 7, 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Dey Mansion
199 Totowa Road
Wayne, NJ 07470 United States
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