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Pinellas Weavers to Celebrate Roc Day

Roc Day | Pinellas Weaver | Heritage Village

Roc Day, also known as St. Distaff’s Day, was the traditional time when women put away their holiday baking pans and got back to fiber crafts.

PINELLAS COUNTY – T he spinners of the Pinellas Weavers Guild at Heritage Village plan their Roc Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 2).

The event, which will showcase a wide variety of traditional fiber crafts, will be at the McMullen House – also known as the Fiber Arts House – at Heritage Village, 11909 125thSt. N, Largo. Guild members plan to demonstrate fiber crafts, including weaving, spinning and other portable fiber projects, answer questions about fiber crafts, share holiday stories, recruit potential new weavers and spinners, and enjoy an old-fashioned good time.

Roc Day, also known as St. Distaff’s Day, was the traditional time when women put away their holiday baking pans and got back to fiber crafts.  The name comes from the distaff used in spinning linen, also called a roc, which was the medieval symbol of women’s work.

Roc Day will also help kick off the 70th anniversary year of the Pinellas Weavers Guild as one of the oldest, continuously active weaving guilds in the country. The Pinellas Weavers Guild will be offering a six-month membership at Roc Day for new members.  The pro-rated, six-month membership is $10. This special membership offer is only available during the Roc Day event.

For information, call Caroline Tacker, president of Pinellas Weavers Guild, at (727) 365-3925 or email her at pinellasweavers@gmail.com.

To learn more about the Pinellas Weavers Guild, go to pinellasweavers.com.

Heritage Village is a living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Visitors can tour 29 authentic buildings and structures and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Heritage Village has Wi-Fi availability.  Heritage Village is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For information about Heritage Village, go to pinellascounty.org or call (727) 582-2123.

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