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National wool days

On October 23, 24 and 25 2020, we’re going to Felletin (10 minutes south from Aubusson) to take advantage of this unique event in France.  In the land of tapestry, wool is in the spotlight.

Since 2000, Felletin has become the meeting point for the French wool industry for a weekend of exchange and sharing.

The National Wool Days is more than 130 European exhibitors, textile initiations intended for the general public, wool workshops for children, conferences, open doors of companies, workshops and museums, an exhibition of tapestries…

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KNITTING ON THE VILLAGE: AN OPEN AIR EXHIBITION

Knitting on the village announces the color as soon as you arrive in the village. Initiated in the United States, this great movement of Yarn Bombing takes place every year thanks to a gang of knitters and other small hands.

Knitting takes possession of the village: benches, grids, walls, statues… an open air exhibition to the delight of the eyes.

To discover all week long the National Wool Days.

 

CREATORS FAIR

This is undeniably the highlight of the National Wool Days. Hosiers, spinning mills, feutriers, quilters… reveal the secrets of wool through their productions. You can buy a sweater, learn how to knit, learn wool felt or even see how the wool is spun. It is rare not to crack and to be tempted by a beautiful felt brooch or why not a few balls of wool in alpaca, cashmere or yak! A paradise for all lovers of thread and other beautiful materials.

There is even a space dedicated to children to discover wool and have fun with: god’s eyes, scoobilaine, knitting…

USEFUL: The show is located at the Sports Center (Avenue de la Gare). Open from 2 pm to 7 pm on Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday. Free entry and many parking lots nearby.

COMPANY VISITS

Woolen mills, tapestry workshops, factories…

National Wool Days are also an opportunity to discover how the famous Aubusson tapestries are produced. From the sheep’s fleece, through the colorist’s workshop to the weaving workshop. Get behind the scenes on company tours.

Pinton tapestry workshop
Terrade wool spinning
Néolice digital weaving workshop

Limited places – reservation Felletin Patrimoine Environnement 05 55 66 54 60

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Felletin Patrimoine Environnement