Landes, St Jean des Bois
in the beautiful Basse-Normandie countryside, Les Landes is near the
small town of Tinchebray, famous for the historic battle between Henry
I of England and his older brother, Robert, the Duke of Normandy. The
larger towns of Vire and Flers are about half an hour's drive with opportunities
for more shopping and sports facilities.
held throughout the year
Half day or full day
(with lunch) workshops are available.
those people staying for a course workshops are normally held in the
mornings. After a buffet lunch, the afternoons are free for you to explore
the beautiful Normandy countryside or to carry on working on your projects.
There is daily or half day fishing available nearby (carp and trout).
Water colour painting lessons may also be arranged if required.
If you choose to carry on working in the afternoons, coffee / tea /
cold drinks are available. Dinner is served in the evening at approximately
7.00 pm with aperitifs and wine or beer.
A maximum of 4 people per class/course for fibre crafts ensures individual
Weekend breaks are also available. For details please email us.
There is an introduction to spinning on a wheel and/or
drop spindle together with preparation of the fleece (washing, carding,
etc). Also learning about the different fleece qualities of various
breeds of sheep.
There is the opportunity to try other fibres such as
alpaca, silk, linen or camel or to learn new skills such as different
ways of plying. Dyeing or felting workshops can be tried during a residential
course including needle felting.
For those staying for a course, workshops are informal
and flexible. If a particular request is made either before or during
your visit, we will do our best to accommodate it.
We have a variety of reference books which are available for guests
to consult on spinning, spinning wheels, looms, techniques, etc.