Spinning is a textile art in which plant, animal or synthetic fibres are drawn out and twisted together to form yarn.  This ancient art is making a resurgence in today's society - people are re-discovering the unique qualities of wool.  And what could be better than learning to spin or knit under the shade of a tall oak tree on a hot summers day here at Camping Moulin de la Geneste.  With these courses, provided by Spindletree, suitable for children aged from just 4 years old,  this might really be the start of a lifelong hobby.


Discussion of fibres, animals and breeds.  (You will be using alpaca and various breeds of sheep wool)


Demonstration of hand carders, drum carders and spinning wheel


Select 50 grammes of fibre, card it and start to spin


Set the twist of the spun yarn


You will have 50 grammes of wool ready to use

Anyone aged 8 and over can enjoy this session, under 12's need to be accompanied.

There are 2 spinning wheels available to groups of three must be prepared to share.

​Duration - Upto 3 Hours


Discussion of the fibres used in the handspun yarns

Knitting demonstration

Select your yarn, choose your needles and start knitting!

The aim is to make a stuffed owl or other simple idea of your choice

This is a beginners session, ideal for children over 4 and up to 99.  Under 13's need to be accompanied.

Duration - Upto 3 Hours

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Le Moulin de la Geneste

19140 Condat sur Ganaveix

Nouvelle Aquitaine

Opening - 1 May - 30 October 2020

Reception Hours - 8.30am - 21.00


TEL: +33 (0) 5 55 98 90 08 


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