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Open Days • Autumn 2023

Autumn Open Days.

On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2023, on the occasion of Felletin National Wool Days , the Filature Fonty opens its doors! Come and visit one of the last wool spinning and dyeing factories still in operation in France, walk through the workshops, meet the team and discover the exciting transformation of fibers, « de la toison au fil » (“from fleece to yarn”).

It is an extraordinary traditional know-how of spinning and dyeing natural wool that has been maintained and transmitted for 140 years within the small team of Filature Fonty. It bends over backwards for two days to welcome visitors, introduce them to the secrets, tools, gestures, and traditional productions of this Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV).

Come visit one of the last wool spinning and dyeing factories still operating in France, walk through the workshops, meet the team and discover the exciting transformation of fibers, “from fleece to yarn”.

Departures of free guided tours without appointment,  are proposed continuously from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Duration : approximately one hour. We will successively discover : the mixing, carding, assembly, dyeing, winding and balling workshops.

Also come and browse in the factory shop and stock up on exceptional wools for your next knits: yarns from the current Fonty collection, new arrivals, but also yarns from past collections, rarities, original yarns, all offered at exceptional prices. . On the occasion of the Open Days, the Filature shop welcomes you from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

At the same time, from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 October 2023, taking place in Felletin, a magnificent village near the Portes du Plateau de Millevaches, the National Wool Days , one of the most important events around wool in France. Three days of encounters and discoveries in a relaxed, folkloric and friendly atmosphere. Rougnat, the village where the Filature Fonty is located, is 35 minutes from Felletin by road. The opportunity for all wool enthusiasts and all the curious to kill two birds with one stone!
Obviously, the Filature Fonty is also present in Felletin!

If you cannot come this time, the Filature Fonty opens its doors to everyone for two consecutive days on three occasions during the year: at the end of April, at the end of July, and at the end of October. Learn more about the possibility of visiting the Filature Fonty ici.

Click here for download the Open Days flyer  (in French).

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