Celebrating Kendal’s wool heritage

Running from Friday 10th October to Sunday 12th 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.

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Two major stalwarts sign up

Posted: Friday 25th July 2014

Two more stalwarts from last year have signed up for 2014: Wools of Cumbria Carpets Ltd, whose 100% natural and over-dyed carpets and rugs are made from the woo...l of Rough Fell Swaledale and Herdwick sheep and all manufactured within 100 miles of the centre of Cumbria; and Woolclip, a Cumbrian... Read More

Pioneers return - from near and far

Posted: Friday 18th July 2014

Great news that two of our pioneers from last year have signed up again for 2014:

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Stall-holders sign up for 2014

Posted: Friday 18th July 2014

Great to know that "The Wool Room" will be with us again, with their amazing wool bedding http://www.thewoolroom.com/bedding-wool... Read More

Tell us what you think

Posted: Sunday 13th October 2013


“The Kendal Wool Gathering, held in early October, provided a great template for a celebration of wool which could be held in towns throughout Oxfordshire with a history in the wool trade.

The event in the famous Lake District town mixed fun and demonstrations, all... Read More

Kendal Wool Gathering sensation

Posted: Sunday 13th October 2013

The first day of the first ever Kendal Wool Gathering was fantastically well received by the public, the stallholders and the organisers. There was a real buzz all day, with crowds in the Kendal College pop up restaurant, the Pom Pom shop and the main exhibition. Roger Bingham's talk and Tess... Read More

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