January 7: St. Distaff's Day. A medieval European celebration of transitioning back to normal work routines, primarily focusing on spinning. "Partly work and partly play/ You must on St. Distaff's Day." (Links to a thorough history of this holiday, which has been revived by modern crafters.)

January 7: St. Distaff's Day. A medieval European celebration of transitioning back to normal work routines, primarily focusing on spinning. "Partly work and partly play/ You must on St. Distaff's Day." (Links to a thorough history of this holiday, which has been revived by modern crafters.)

For the mitzvah is a lamp, Torah is light, and reproofs that discipline are the way to life. -- Proverbs 6:23

For the mitzvah is a lamp, Torah is light, and reproofs that discipline are the way to life. -- Proverbs 6:23

An 82 cm long wand of iron with bronze details and a unique model of a house on the top. It was discovered in a Völva's grave in Köpingsvik, Öland. There is also a pitcher from Persia or Central Asia, and a West European bronze bowl. Dressed in a bear pelt, she had received a ship burial with both human and animal sacrifice.

An 82 cm long wand of iron with bronze details and a unique model of a house on the top. It was discovered in a Völva's grave in Köpingsvik, Öland. There is also a pitcher from Persia or Central Asia, and a West European bronze bowl. Dressed in a bear pelt, she had received a ship burial with both human and animal sacrifice.

The Embarrassing Truth About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and How to Manage It by Joseph Newburg, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VD1GAQ/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_vd8Tqb0BGNC52

The Embarrassing Truth About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and How to Manage It by Joseph Newburg, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VD1GAQ/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_vd8Tqb0BGNC52

Ancient distaff spinners

Ancient distaff spinners

— Products shown: Dutch Knits, 1635-1969 by Constance Willems at www.knitdesign.com

— Products shown: Dutch Knits, 1635-1969 by Constance Willems at www.knitdesign.com

Eine Frau sitzt beim Spinnen und singt, eine zweite Frau sitzt am Tisch und liest aus einem Buch. Warnung vor schlechter Lektüre.

Eine Frau sitzt beim Spinnen und singt, eine zweite Frau sitzt am Tisch und liest aus einem Buch. Warnung vor schlechter Lektüre.

Moiras

Moiras

Titel Sammelhandschrift - Lichtenthal 70 Beteiligte Michael <de Massa> Wikipedia Erschienen Lichtenthal, [um 1450-1452] Online-Ausg. Karlsruhe : Badische Landesbibliothek, 2013 Umfang 391 Bl. ; 29 x 20,5 cm Anmerkung Original: Handschrift auf Papier. - Herkunft: Zisterzienserinnen. - Schreibsprache: niederalemannisch Enth.: Vita Christi / Michael <de Massa>. Lektionar. Evangeliar. Elsässische Legenda aurea http://digital.blb-karlsruhe.de/blbhs/Handschriften/content/titleinfo/1162633

Titel Sammelhandschrift - Lichtenthal 70 Beteiligte Michael <de Massa> Wikipedia Erschienen Lichtenthal, [um 1450-1452] Online-Ausg. Karlsruhe : Badische Landesbibliothek, 2013 Umfang 391 Bl. ; 29 x 20,5 cm Anmerkung Original: Handschrift auf Papier. - Herkunft: Zisterzienserinnen. - Schreibsprache: niederalemannisch Enth.: Vita Christi / Michael <de Massa>. Lektionar. Evangeliar. Elsässische Legenda aurea http://digital.blb-karlsruhe.de/blbhs/Handschriften/content/titleinfo/1162633

Varkens die spinnen, 1673, anoniem, 1673. Spinning sow.

Varkens die spinnen, 1673, anoniem, 1673. Spinning sow.

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