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Angela Gardner

British wool in it's many colours is inspiration for Angela as a feltmaker and knitwear designer. Working with whites only, she creates subtle textures and silhouettes for her range of lightshades; contrasting with dramatic colouful pieces.

Art-Felt Designs by Nanny Lynn

Art-Felt Designs by Nanny Lynn is the business name of Lynn Massey, a Fibre Artist and Textile Designer based in Bolton. Lynn specialises in hand made felt as well as hand dyed and spun yarns, using them in her felt-making, knitting and weaving in the Saori-Style. Her work is inspired by her life experiences, love of nature and spiritual beliefs. Over the years, Lynn has developed her skills to create scarves, shawls, bowls and accessories. She works from the raw fleece to the finished article, working through all processes of preparation in her kitchen and work room. She often has small bags of washed fleece for sale as well as dyed and carded batts for craftspeople to purchase. Due to the idiosyncrasies of the mediums, exact repetition of her work is never an option, hence a piece of Nanny Lynn’s wearable art is unique!

Belinda Harris-Reid

Knit-wear designs. Very soft yarn. Easy. Slow Art. Maths. Beautiful yarn bowls and swifts. A multitude of shawl pins in wood, resin and sacred horn. Retreats. Holidays. Enjoy.


Needle felted brooches and sculptures created with wool. Try where possible to use British wool and source my fibres from small businesses.

Coastal Colours

Hand dyed luxury knitting yarns in 4ply and lace weights using exotic fibres such as Alpaca, Yak, Silk, Cashmere and Camel, as well as Bluefaced Leicester, Merino. Our own blend of Alpaca Silk Cashmere tops for hand spinning in 5 natural colours and well as hand dyed. We also have hand dyed tops using various wool and exotic fibre mixes. Also available are knitting patterns, knitting needles,  kits and handmade wooden lucets and buttons

Dales Looms & Lakshmi Designs

Dales Looms – the leading UK maker of British hardwood peg and pin looms. Sole UK makers of "continuous weave" Tri Looms. Spinning and weaving equipment and accessories all hand crafted in our North Yorkshire workshop. Sales of un-dyed wools: "The Hawthorn Flock" (Ripon) natural Alpaca wool, Jamieson & Smith Shetland wools, plus exotics.

Lakshmi Designs – Original concept fire creations, woven and knitted seasonal fashion and statement pieces – be original be amazed. Selected Alpaca yarns & accessories

Doulton Border Leicesters

Single farm flock of rare breed Border. leicesters producing the most beautiful fleeces and Limited Edition worsted spun yarn.

Duchess Sheepskins

Duchess Sheepskins are pure wool decadence, luxurious real fleeces, adding an touch of glamour to any room. Sourced from a selection of UK manufacturers. they are prepared using environmentally friendly tanning methods using safe and approved solutions

Eden Gotland Sheep

The Swedish breed of Gotland sheep have beautiful curly wool in various shades of grey lovely fine fleece to spin, weave and felt, The Eden flock is based in North East Cumbria the fleeces are processed on the farm from hand shearing through to carding, spinning and felting. Products available raw and washed fleece for craft projects, carded wool batts, spun wool, hand made felt items, large wool rugs and tanned sheepskins.

Emily Foulds

We love Yarn.  We will have on our stand Yarn from Cumbrian based Yarn company The Fibre Co, hand dyed lace Yarn, cashmere yarn Yarntelier plus patterns. We will also bring yarns from West Yorkshire Spinners. Toft Alpacca Crochet Kits, We will being Addi Circular needles and will be more than happy to let you have a go.


A kaleidoscope of colour, hand felted bags, cushions, jewellery, felted carpets, flower garlands, luscious textiles and glorious garments!

Fire and Fibre

We manufacture high quality simple wooden knitting, spinning and weaving equipment - peglooms, lateral looms, knitting boards, corkwork bobbins, flower winders, lucets, drop spindles, weaving sticks. We also sell goods made on the equipment - rugs, bags, hangings. Felting supplies and kits. Ashford spares and small accessories.

Freehold Yarn Co

A little online yarn store based in Lancaster, UK. We sell a curated supply of great northern yarn from Yorkshire, to Cumbria to Shetland, as well as other favourites from further afield. 


GamerCrafting yarns are hand dyed to match the enthusiasm of geeks, nerds, and gamers! Stop by for our hand dyed cotton yarns (100% vegan!), geeky accessories, and fun needles and hooks.

Haberdashery and More

Large selection of buttons, ribbon, embellishments, lace, haberdashery items and some novelty gifts.

Home Farm Wensleydales

Home Grown 100% rare breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester wool from our slaughter free farm in the Cotswolds.  Washed and spun in Yorkshire and all we add is grass, water and a bit of TLC.

Jill Harrison Wool Images

Jill works with wool taken from her own small flock of Scottish sheep .Her pictures are made entirely from raw fleece which she dyes herself to create unique works of art which are not felted but placed in such a way as to give the impression of paint work whilst having a soft focus look about them coming from the fibre , all are under glass and finished off in one of our own bespoke frames.

Low Lands Legacy Holland

From the Netherlands we bring our Bogway hand spinners, designed by us and manufactured from reclaimed wood in our own workshop. Also wool for both spinning and felting, dye, small spinning equipment and decorative sheep items.

Mothy and the Squid

Independently dyed yarn inspired by nature's brights. Mothy and the Squid create vibrant colourways on luxurious ethically sourced merino and British bluefaced leicester wools.

Natural Born Dyers

We offer both yarn and fibre dyed with natural plant dyes. Our naturally dyed luxury yarns and batts  are complemented by a range of hand-turned tools and shawl pins. Come and learn how to spin with our unique Spurtzleur tool.

Northern Yarn

A supplier of high quality, locally sourced British wool, yarn and accessories.


Hand dyed British wool yarns (Blue Faced Leicester) in 4-ply, lace, DK, Mini Skeins and tops. I am passionate about British wool and RiverKnits has got it's own single breed (Jacobs) yarn in natural and four hand dyed colourways. We have also a selection of ceramic yarn bowls and stitch markers.


British knitting wools in natural fibres . pure wool rugs. All sourced and processed in Yorkshire together with 45 years experience  in the textile industry.


At SAORImôr we teach a style of weaving developed in Japan that encourages freedom of expression and creativity. With a 'no rules, no mistakes' philosophy everyone who tries saori is able to acheive joy and satisfaction. We are registered dealers in SAORI looms and equipment and have a shop selling SAORI books, products and clothing along with other giftware influenced by the Japanese culture.

Sheep On Mars

Beautiful hand-dyed yarn and hand-dyed sheep locks. Felting materials (such as silk scrim) Mohair shawls, and original felted goods.


Shepherdess Wool Tweed apparel and accessories. Uniquely Cumbrian. Proudly Provenant. Handmade Heritage.

Skybluepink Designs

Beautiful hand spun yarns from many breeds of sheep in natural shades and subtle landscape colours, suitable for knitting, crocheting and weaving. Spinning & felting fibres, hand made garments & accessories, woven throws, knitting & crochet patterns, wooden buttons, crochet hooks, knitting needles and glass beads. Tuition and workshop in all woolcrafts suitable for all skill levels.

Solway Woolscapes

Needle felted landscapes of the Lake District and Scotland and felting kits using hand dyed British fleece. Courses available.

Sue Stratford Designs

Cute and quirky knitting pattern books and knitting kits using pure British wool designed by bestselling author Sue Stratford, who will be showcasing her new Autumn/Winter designs.

The Threshing Barn

An aladdins cave of craft supplies for spinners, weavers, dyers, felt makers, Knitters and textile artists. We stock spinning wheels, looms, knitting needles, dyes, books, magazines, wools and yarns. We have a range of local wools that are  hand dyed in our new workshop in Reeth home of Swaledale, Rough Fell, Blue Faced Leicester and Wensleydale sheep. Brands such as Ashford, Louet, Glimakra, Strauch, Ply magazine and Gaywool Dyes.

The Woolly Tangle

The Woolly Tangle is all about knitted things and things for yarn lovers. Handmade knitting, crochet and project bags, designed with crafters in mind. Stitch markers to help your crafting go smoothly, unique knitted silver jewellery and simple but beautiful kits for your crafting pleasure.

TillyFlop designs

Where yarn and graphics meet: greeting cards, tea towels, car stickers, tattoos, badges, prints and more for the knitter, crocheter, sewer and crafter.

Town End Alpaca Yarns

Soft, luxurious, British alpaca and local wool knitting yarns, socks and accessories from the Lake District.

Watercolours & Lace

We specialise in small batches of unique and beautiful, hand-painted yarns and threads inspired by watercolour painting techniques. Yarns are available in lace and 4-ply weights, and in various natural fibres including Alpaca, Camelhair, Cashmere, Silk, Mohair and Yak, plus quality and rare breed pure wools. These are usually in 50g or 100g skeins, but we have a growing range of mini-skeins of 20g. These are for knitting and crochet and we also produce smaller skeins of fine silk and wool threads for embroidery and lace-making. We create patterns and kits for our own lace designs for knitted and crocheted shawls, cowls, scarves, hats and mittens. These are complemented by a range of hand-made accessories including knitting or crochet bags and needle/hook rolls, crochet and blackwork kits and stitch markers. All items are made by either Julie or (husband) Alan Harris.

Wendy's Yarn Bowls

Yarn bowls for knitters and crocheters in many glaze colours, small, large and extra large. Some double bowls and triple bowls. Also a range of ceramic buttons and shawl pins.

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop are based in the market town of Leyburn in Wensleydale and offer luxury yarn, fleeces, tops and garments from the soft lustrous wool of the rare breed Wensleydale sheep; with patterns, kits, needles and accessories. Our wool is commissioned, spun, dyed and finished in Yorkshire by master craftsmen of the woolen industry.

Whistling Duck Alpacas

We breed our own award winning Suri alpacas, these are the 'rare breed' of the alpaca world – about 5% of the population. We will have raw suri fleece, hand carded fleece, a selection of undyed natural coloured fine yarns and a small selection of finished product handcrafted by ourselves. This  showcases the yarn so people can see what is achievable.  We are able to show the provenance & quality  as we carefully control the process from the field to finish. The yarn is spun at a UK mill specialising in suri and in a worsted process. It's superb for weaving, crochet and lightweight knitting (hand or machine). Its very unusual to find 100% UK grown and produced Suri alpaca yarn with most being blended with other fibres. We've made the conscious decision to keep it pure to showcase it's uniqueness. We only spin our finest low micron fibre to ensure a high comfort factor.

Williams' Wools

Celebrating wool and natural fibres for knitting and crochet. We have yarns spun in the U.K. from fleece we source in Cumbria and the surrounding areas. Natural and also coloured yarns which we hand-dye with natural dyes, here in Kendal. Knitting and crochet accessories and patterns. We also have a selection of other wool and natural fibre yarns such as Rowan, West Yorkshire Spinners and Navia.

Willo Fibres

Willo Fibres for alpaca, camel, silk and plant fibre tops, some British sheep tops, dyed and naturally coloured to list but a few of the fibres we sell. Yarn bowls, drop spinindles, sheep glass coasters and natural dye materials also for sale

Wiseheart, Moonshine and Wildspinster

Wiseheart produces woven goods created with handspun British breed wool, Moonshine creates hand drawn sheep related items and Wildspinster is our very own piratical yarn artist and accessory designer. We are inspired by the lovely Peak District in which we live.

Woodland Turnery & Timbertops Spinning Wheels

Timbertop Spinning Wheels for order. Reconditioned spinning wheels for sale. Spinning/Weaving/Crochet/Knitting accessories (including lazy kates, niddy noddies, shuttles,ickle inkle looms, sock blockers, crochet hooks, stitch markers) and Glass Beads. Wheel surgery.


With 14 members, we are made up of spinners, dyers, rug makers, knitters, crocheters, weavers and felt makers, as well as designers and farmers - many of us are several of those in one!

Wools of Cumbria Carpets

Manufacturers of natural and over-dyed broadloom carpets and rugs made from the wools of Rough Fell, Swaledale and Herdwick sheep.


Situated in The Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland, WooSheeps hand dye carefully selected fine yarns and fibre, sew, and make shiny things.

WP Sheepskins and Coppice Crafts

Items made from natural materials in Cumbria and Lancashire, British sheepskins and sheepskin products. Many of the products on my stall are made from wood grown in traditionally managed coppice woodland and carved using traditional techniques including pole lathe.  Other items are made using less traditional methods, such as chainsaw carving and items turned on an electric lathe.


The Kendal Wool Gathering is now celebrating our 5th year and has now established itself on the calendar of festivals with support from the quality exhibitors within the wool & craft industry. 

As organisers’ of this not for profit voluntary run event, we are once again looking to attract similar stands to last year, demonstrating quality with the following criteria.

  • Selling products made from wool or other natural fibres
  • Provide and sell materials or equipment used in the creation of these products
  • Exhibiting information and the links to Kendal and the northern region’s woolen heritage
  • Working with the local farmers and demonstrating their importance to the local rural community and our environment

It is important that the Kendal Wool Gathering maintains the exceptional high standards set by the previous years, which has given our visitors and customers such an enjoyable visit.

With the attendance rising again in 2016 the orgainisers feel confident in arranging another Gathering in 2017 in it’s new home.

We are grateful to Cumbria County Council and the local Kendal Town Council to help fund the costs of putting on the Gathering, however to make sure we can grow the sustainability of the event over the years ahead so we will be charging a nominal £1 entry fee to all adults whilst children will continue to be free.

We hope the 2017 Event will prove to be another entertaining and informative experience for the public, again ideally timed to encourage visitors to take up a new wool related hobby and buy the necessary materials to continue their hobby or to purchase a unique gift for Christmas.

We are now paying for our new venue Kendal Leisure Centre, which will give us the facilities of free Wifi, with good café facilities and as the whole building will be given over to the Kendal Wool Gathering we do not have the interference of other users wanting to use the sports facilities.

CNJ Media Events Ltd along with the Westmorland Agricultural Society will ensure the event is run in a professional manner.

Event times

The event will be open to visitors from 10am till 5pm on Saturday and 10am till 4pm on Sunday. Kendal Leisure Centre is open to the public from 8.00 till 9pm Monday – Saturday and 10 till 9pm on the Sunday. Car Parking for exhibitors will be close to the Westmorland Hall.

It is our intention to theme the event along the lines of a cattle market, and a fixed metal shell scheme will ensure that all stalls will have a back wall.

Set Up Times will be confirmed once we have secured the volunteers and the trimmings with the Leisure Centre.

All Stands must be removed immediately after the doors close on the Sunday.

If you have any queries prior to booking, please contact the Secretary Cliff Dixon at


In order to attract existing stand holders we have kept the cost the same as last year, therefore the costs are as follows:

Single Stand  £75 (10’ x 8’ Shell Scheme)

Double Stand £150 (20’ x8 Shell Scheme)

Table Hire £7 each

Chair Hire £5 each

Power Supply £15 (single no heaters or kettles)

Wifi   Free of charge

Stands this year are Shell Scheme stands, in bays of 10’ frontage x 8’ depth. Please note that each bay will be immediately adjacent to its neighbour with no gap between.

Advertising & Sponsorship opportunities will arise and you will be invited to participate (no hard sell) costs to be confirmed.

Early booking is essential with payment in full as we are now paying for the venue and suppliers need to be paid in advance. If the event were to be cancelled, all payments would be refunded.

If you are one of our previous exhibitors, please confirm any additions to your descriptions and website offers etc. Please make a note on the booking form if you have any preference to your location to other exhibitors you would like to be near.

Full payment is required to be sent to by cheque or online banking payment by the end of April. If you are using a personal cheque please write clearly on the back the name of the trading title of the stand

If you are successful in your application, an invoice with full details of how to make payment will be emailed to the email address on the form. Full payment must be made by 30th April and you will be included in all print and promotional material thereafter.

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Stall Information
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Booking options
Please select your stand size requirement. Single stand s a 10'x8' Shell Scheme, Double is a 20'x8' Shell Scheme.
Tables cost £5 each.
Chairs cost £5 each.
13 amp power supply to your stand, single socket – no heaters or kettles, costs £15.
Please provide any other information including preferred stall position.
Terms & Conditions

Please read carefully:

  1. Stand holders must adhere to the aims of Kendal Wool Gathering and ensure that their merchandise is suitable.  You may be asked to remove goods that do not reflect the objectives of the event. 
  2. Sales and display materials must be confined to the marked out area of the stand and must not obstruct the aisles or protrude into adjacent stalls.  Banners and promotional materials must be single-sided, so they are not visible from other stands. You may not display promotional material anywhere else in the mall.
  3. The name of your organisation must be clearly displayed on your stand.  If you wish to share your stand with another organisation, this must be clearly stated on the application form.  Subletting and unofficial sharing of stands is not allowed.
  4. Music is provided at the venue, so please don’t play any music at your stand.
  5. Kendal Leisure Centre has burglar alarms and CCTV and the display area will be locked when the event is closed.  However, you are responsible for your own merchandise and property.  Kendal Leisure Centre and Kendal Wool Gathering are not responsible for any loss or damage. 
  6. Your stand must be manned for the duration of the event over both days.
  7. There is a cancellation fee of 50% of the full charge.
  8. The stand holder must have public liability insurance of at least £2 million valid for the dates of the event. 
  9. You will be asked to complete and submit a risk assessment for your stand.  You are responsible for ensuring that any person working on your stand is aware of any risks and has also read and understood these terms and conditions.
  10. On arrival at the event, you will be given a Stand holder pack which will contain the Kendal Leisure Centre Evacuation procedures.  It is your responsibility to ensure anyone working on your stand has read and understood these procedures.
  11. You must remove any goods and rubbish by 6pm on Sunday.  Any goods left behind may be disposed of.