Learn to weave in Felletin

12 hours of training on 4-pedal weaving loom (Training in French or English)

Even if Aubusson is better known than Felletin for its tapestries, the cradle of the tapestry remains Felletin. Felletin's weaving was appreciated for its quality, among other things for the "Felletin sheets" which were often found in wedding trousseaux in the 18th and 19th centuries as luxury items.

The weekend

Format 1

From Friday from 4 p.m. to Sunday 4 p.m. leaves enough time to learn the basic techniques of weaving.

Format 2

From Saturday from 9 a.m. to Sunday 7 p.m. Assembly of the chain on Saturday and weaving on Sunday. More personalized training.

You will learn how:

  • Use a warper and transfer the wool to the loom (Felletin wool)
  • Build a chain
  • Pass the threads to the heddles and comb to weave with 4 pedals
  • Perform basic weaving -canvas and twill with different combinations of pedals
  • Change colors and finish weaving

You can download the detailed program here: weaving weekends

At the end of the course you will leave with your hand-woven scarf (24cm wide and between 140cm and 160cm depending on your weaving speed)

A lighter version of the "weaving only" program and possible on request - A person will set up the chain for you if you just want to give it a try.

All-inclusive weekend price 195.00 € per person *

Wool, Equipment, Training and Accommodation included.
Either in a furnished apartment for 2 or 3 people,
Either in a single room -
Information:At the Relais du Millevaches park. 05 55 66 40 22

* shared apartment price (or single room at the current hotel rate, therefore more expensive)

Information: For your spouse or accompanying person
The International Tapestry City in Aubusson is 10km away and other cultural activities are available in the Felletin environment.

Availability:

Three Web Weavers looms are at your disposal (therefore three places per internship). This allows us to spend a lot more time with you. No minimum person to do the course, you just have to book at least a week in advance.
Weavers web businesses are designed and built in Felletin.

For more information visit website-weaver-looms.com

Dates 2018: (with events from other associations / exhibitions etc)

From September 14… more information contact us

FPE = Felletin Patrimoine Environnement (association). More information at www.felletinpatitage.com

Visits (FPE) Terrade wool spinning on Tuesday and Thursday 3.30 p.m. (reservation required)

Visits (FPE) Pinton Tapestry Workshops Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 am (reservation required)

Longer internships during the summer can be considered (contact us).
For more information contact the hotel.

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