The Woolclip

Woolfest is organised by members of The Wool Clip, an award-winning co-operative of Cumbria-based craftspeople who all have a thing about wool, especially British wool.

We formed the Wool Clip in 2001 and today have 12 members and a thriving shop in Caldbeck in northern Cumbria. The shop is open every day from mid-February through to New Year’s Day, 11.00am to 4.00pm November to end of March and 11.00am to 5.00pm April to October.  The shop is staffed by members of the co-operative, sometimes working on projects and available to talk about everyone’s work.

Our love for wool as a material is at the heart of everything we create. Between us, we grow it, sew it, spin, weave and dye it, knit, crochet and felt it, hook with it, tuft with it and stuff with it. Our work focuses on colour and creativity and our aim is to share our enthusiasm for all things woollen.

To find out more about our current membership and other events, please check our website at