Skip to Navigation Menu Skip to main content

Celebrating Kendal's Wool Heritage


2016 Kendal Wool Gathering confirmed for October 29th and 30th. Please put it in your diaries now!

  • Kendal Wool Gathering 2015 02
  • Kendal Wool Gathering 2015 03
  • Kendal Wool Gathering 2015 01
  • Kendal Wool Gathering 2015 04

Celebrating Kendal’s wool heritage

Returning for its fourth year over the weekend of Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th October 2016, 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 take place throughout the Kendal.

Last year’s partners included Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Wordsworth Trust, Kendal's Quaker Tapestry and The Factory. The Lancs and Lakes Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be giving demonstrations again this year.

Kendal Wool Gathering is a not-for-profit event, organised by volunteers.

Supported by

Latest News

Help Yarn Bomb the Museum

Friday 30th September 2016

Make a mini sheep for our handmade herd or lend an item to Yarn Bomb the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry. To help you make a mini sheep there's a free crochet pattern to download in order to make Molli the sheep. We welcome all handmade sheep and are excited to create a... read more

Yarn Bombed MOLLI

Monday 26th September 2016

We’re yarn bombing the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry to raise funds for the Enriched by Moments programme, creative workshops for people living with dementia. During the Kendal Wool Gathering on 29 & 30 October, people living with dementia, school children and... read more

Wool School

Tuesday 12th July 2016

Kendal Wool Gathering, the annual celebration of the town’s connections to the trade on which its wealth was built, is adding a new dimension this year. The fourth KWG, to be held at K Village on October 29 and 30, 2016, is to hold a Wool School at Kirkbie Kendal  School, nearby in... read more

Accommodation Finder

If you would like book overnight accommodation, you can search using the Westmorland Agricultural Society's online booking service.

Find accommodation

or alternatively view their list of local accommodation