Celebrating Kendal’s wool heritage

Running Saturday October 11th to Sunday 12th October, at the end of 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.

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.

Kendal Collaborative Partnership, representing primary schools throughout Kendal, is taking part; as are Kendal Arts Community and Eden Arts.

The events are not-for-profit and organised by volunteers, although there will be a need to cover its expenses.

Latest News

Delight at record attendance

Posted: Tuesday 14th October 2014


ORGANISERS, stall-holders and customers all expressed delight with the second Kendal Wool Gathering which is took place at the weekend (Oct 11 and 12).


Estimated attendance at the annual event at K Village, The Lakes Outlet, was almost 6,500, a 61% increase on the inaugural... Read More

New take on iconic photograph

Posted: Sunday 24th August 2014

Kendal Wool Gathering joined forces with Westmorland Agricultural Society to re-enact an iconic photograph of sheep being driven through Kendal town centre.

The original shot “Kendal rush hour” was taken by legendary photographer Joseph Hardman in 1953. It was replicated in the South... Read More

FREE entry to Kendal Wool Gathering – and it you could save you £10!

Posted: Friday 15th August 2014

 Cartmel Handspun Spinning School is one of three new stallholders to sign up to this year's Gathering. It runs courses throughout the year for complete beginners to advanced spinners, using wool from its own Rare Breed flock. It is offering £10 OFF spinning courses booked during Kendal Wool... Read More


Posted: Wednesday 6th August 2014


AN ICONIC photograph of sheep descending a Kendal street is to be replicated to help promote the town’s links to the wool trade and agriculture.


The original shot “Kendal rush hour” was taken by legendary photographer Joseph Hardman, probably in 1953.


It has... Read More

Schools back Gathering

Posted: Saturday 2nd August 2014


Kendal Collaborative Partnership, a co-operative of Kendal Primary Schools, has engaged two teachers to embed Kendal’s wool heritage into the school curriculum.


 Dan Duxbury and Michelle Crowley from Ghyllside Primary School spent the school summer holidays working on a... Read More

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