Celebrating Kendal’s wool heritage

Running Saturday October 24th to Sunday 25th October, 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.