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Celebrating Kendal's Wool Heritage

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Celebrating Kendal’s wool heritage

Returning for its fifth year over the weekend of Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th October 2017, 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 Kendal Leisure Centre. Outside 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.

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Latest News

2018 Wool Gathering confirmed

Wednesday 14th February 2018

We are delighted to be able to confirm the date for this year's Kendal Wool Gathering, which will be Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of October. We will be opening the website for applications from 2017 exhibitors on the 1st of April till the end of April and then opening up to new... read more

All systems go!

Wednesday 25th October 2017

It's nearly upon us! This weekend we will transform Kendal Leisure Centre into a hive of wool related activities. A record number of stalls have booked, coming from all over the UK and even one from Holland. Many are welcome returners, but equally many are new, so word is obviously spreading... read more

Royal Seal of Approval for Art Installation

Monday 18th September 2017

A POP up art installation is being created at this year’s Kendal Wool Gathering with poppies made of yarn has received a royal seal of approval. Prince Charles gave a one-word endorsement to the project, designed to raise money for the Royal British Legion annual appeal which helps care... read more

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