Kendal wool gathering

The first Kendal Wool Gathering has begun, celebrating the Cumbrian market town's history and a campaign to get more people using and wearing wool.

Kendal Wool Gathering underway

Barefoot Shepherdess Alison O'Neil gives a talk on why she used to burn her wool because it didn't make any money Credit: ITV News
Today is the first day of the three day event Credit: ITV News
Some of the wool goes towards making toys like these ones Credit: ITV News
Shepherdess Alison O'Neil Credit: ITV News

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Wool gathering in Kendal

The wool gathering is designed to encourage more people to use and wear wool Credit: PA

The first Kendal Wool Gathering has begun.

It is a celebration of the Cumbrian market town's history and a campaign to get more people using and wearing wool.

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.

The gatheirng runs until Sunday (13th October).