Running from Friday 11th October to Sunday 13th October, a week before National Wool Week, The Kendal Wool Gathering mixes demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built.
Stands and stalls representing all aspects of commercial wool products, including carpets, looms, spinning wheels and crafts will be on display at a large unit at K Village, The Lakes Outlet. Outside at Netherfield Place there will be livestock, walks and talks.
A wool trail of support events and displays will be held at Kendal Town Hall, Museum of Lakeland Life, Kendal Museum, Quaker Tapestry Exhibition and other participating retailers, and a guided wool walk will take in sites in the town where the wool trade flourished. Linked fun events in the town, like a knitting blitz and other have-a-go activities in the shopping precincts are being organised by Williams Wools, of Kirkland.
The events are not-for-profit and organised by volunteers, although there will be a need to cover its expenses.