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Wool exhibition returns to Cockermouth

Woolfest in Cockermouth Photo: The Wool Clip

Woolfest 2017 is set to display fibres that farming communities and manufacturers around the area have on offer.

Over 150 stalls are expected to be set up, including 20 livestock stalls.

It is scheduled to take place at Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June from 10am.

Woolfest in Cockermouth Credit: The Wool Clip

A recurring theme, following last year's festival, will be tweed, weaving and different felting techniques, say the organisers, Wool Clip.

Woolfest in Cockermouth Credit: The Wool Clip

The International Feltmakers Association are set to run demonstrations and offer opportunities for visitors to have a try at wet-felting.

Over 20 different breeds of sheep, goats, alpacas and rabbits will also be on show, including three native Cumbrian hill breeds, brought by the Shepherdess, Alison O’Neil, who farms near Sedbergh.