and her hands hold the spindle. Proverbs 31:19
In order to spin flax or long-fibered wool, it makes it easier if the unspun is draped over a distaff. A distaff is a stick or staff that is designed to hold those fibers. The spinner pulls a piece from the unspun wool and begins to turn the spindle. A thread is created and then this spun thread gathers upon the spindle. The distaff makes the spinning process easier by keeping the fibers untangled, making for a steady flow of those fibers into the fingers of the spinner.
LORD God, You gave each one of us a gift of creativity. I pray that each one of us use the abilities You have given us to full capacity. You created us and the world. Now may we turn back to You with the beauty of the skills and the arts for which You made us. Thank You, Father, for Your gifts. I pray in the Name of Jesus. Amen.