About Distaff

DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation, and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics, and Fashion) was founded in 1997 by Gale R. Owen-Crocker and Robin Netherton to bring together participants at the major medieval congresses who are interested in medieval dress and textiles. DISTAFF sponsors sessions and exhibitions on dress and textiles at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Michigan, in May, and at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds, England, in July.